Patents by Inventor Philip Rogan

Philip Rogan 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: 7650569
    Abstract: A method for navigation of television program listings within a user interface includes successively displaying a first set of visual cards in a first area of the user interface. Each visual card of the first set of visual cards represents a corresponding broadcast time slot associated with a graphically represented first card characteristic. Selection by a user of a particular visual card of the first set of visual cards is enabled in order to view a television program corresponding to the time slot represented by the selected visual card. In an embodiment, a transition from display of a first visual card of the first set of visual cards to display of a second visual card of the first set of visual cards occurs automatically at the conclusion of a first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Anthony F. Istvan, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Publication number: 20100011322
    Abstract: A sequence of cards is stored that graphically represents available options within an information system. In response to a single user action, the sequence of cards is successively displayed within a focus area of the user interface. In response to a subsequent user action, the successive display is discontinued to display a particular card representing a selected option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: VULCAN VENTURES, INC.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Publication number: 20090317775
    Abstract: An educational interactive game of the invention includes a system for teaching financial skills to players, and in particular, children in the context of an interactive electronic game. Each player is initially provided a predetermined amount of periodic earned income, periodic expenses and a predetermined amount of cash on hand. These items are represented by corresponding indicia on an electronic display. An object of the game is for a player to generate passive income greater than the player's expenses by encountering game events that provide a player the opportunity to make financial choices to affect the desired outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Philip A. Rogan, David A. Gipp, Douglas W. Herman
  • Publication number: 20090300497
    Abstract: A sequence of cards is stored that graphically represents available options within an information system. In response to a single user action, the sequence of cards is successively displayed within a focus area of the user interface. In response to a subsequent user action, the successive display is discontinued to display a particular card representing a selected option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: Vulcan Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Anthony F. Istvan, Dewey M. Reid, Philip A. Rogan
  • Patent number: 7594246
    Abstract: A sequence of cards is stored that graphically represents available options within an information system. In response to a single user action, the sequence of cards is successively displayed within a focus area of the user interface. In response to a subsequent user action, the successive display is discontinued to display a particular card representing a selected option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Vulcan Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Patent number: 7574656
    Abstract: A sequence of cards is stored that graphically represents available options within an information system. In response to a single user action, the sequence of cards is successively displayed within a focus area of the user interface. In response to a subsequent user action, the successive display is discontinued to display a particular card representing a selected option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Vulcan Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Anthony F. Istvan, Dewey M. Reid, Philip A. Rogan
  • Publication number: 20090125843
    Abstract: A sequence of cards representing filters is displayed along a first axis of a user interface with a single card being displayed in a focus area. The card in the focus area defines a selected object type filter, which is applied to another sequence of available options. The filtered sequence is then displayed along another (perpendicular) axis of the user interface, which only includes options corresponding to the selected option type filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Patent number: 7487459
    Abstract: A sequence of cards representing filters is displayed along a first axis of a user interface with a single card being displayed in a focus area. The card in the focus area defines a selected object type filter, which is applied to another sequence of available options. The filtered sequence is then displayed along another (perpendicular) axis of the user interface, which only includes options corresponding to the selected option type filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Digeo, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Publication number: 20080276273
    Abstract: A home entertainment system includes a home media center for providing media content to a plurality of remotely located televisions within a home. The home media center includes a user interface module to generate graphical commands usable by a separate media center extension to render a focused navigation user interface on one of the plurality of televisions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: DIGEO, INC.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Charles R. Broadus, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Patent number: 7380260
    Abstract: Within a personal computer media center, a user interface module generates graphical commands representing a user interface. A network interface then sends the graphical commands via a home network to a media center extension, where a display interface renders the graphical commands into the user interface on a television. In one configuration, the user interface includes a focus area intersected by a first axis, as well as a first sequence of cards displayed along the first axis, each card graphically representing an available option, one card being displayable within the focus area. The first sequence of cards is to be scrolled along the first axis in response to an initiating action to progressively change the card within the focus area. Furthermore, the scrolling of cards is to be halted in response to a terminating action to show a selected card from the first sequence within the focus area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Digeo, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Charles R. Broadus, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Patent number: 7350157
    Abstract: A memory associates a media quality indicator with each media program in a set of media programs. A filter selects from the set those media programs having at least a specified media quality. A display interface displays a list of the selected media programs in an electronic program guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Digeo, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Publication number: 20070011623
    Abstract: A sequence of cards is stored that graphically represents available options within an information system. In response to a single user action, the sequence of cards is successively displayed within a focus area of the user interface. In response to a subsequent user action, the successive display is discontinued to display a particular card representing a selected option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Applicant: Digeo, Inc.
    Inventors: James Billmaier, John Kellum, Anthony Istvan, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Patent number: 7159177
    Abstract: A sequence of cards is stored that graphically represents available options within an information system. In response to a single user action, the sequence of cards is successively displayed within a focus area of the user interface. In response to a subsequent user action, the successive display is discontinued to display a particular card representing a selected option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Digeo, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Anthony F. Istvan, Dewey M. Reid, Philip A. Rogan
  • Patent number: 7159176
    Abstract: A sequence of cards is stored that graphically represents available options within an information system. In response to a single user action, the sequence of cards is successively displayed within a focus area of the user interface. In response to a subsequent user action, the successive display is discontinued to display a particular card representing a selected option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Digeo, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Dewey M. Reid, Philip A. Rogan
  • Patent number: 7155675
    Abstract: An information system having a plurality of user options is provided. A graphical representation is uniquely associated with each user option. In response to a single user action, the graphical representations are successively displayed in a focus area within the display screen. When the user sees a graphical representation of a desired option, the user takes some additional action and the successive display of graphical representations is discontinued. The graphical representation of the desired user option is then displayed in the focus area within the display screen, and may be visually enhanced. Once navigation has been discontinued, the user may select the user option associated with the displayed graphical representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Digeo, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Publication number: 20060236362
    Abstract: Graphical images representing television channels are provided to a display interface, which successively displays the graphical images within a focus area of a user interface in response to a single initiating action by a user. The display interface discontinues the successive display of video frames to show a particular video frame corresponding to a selected channel when a terminating action by the user has been detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Applicant: Digeo, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Istvan, James Billmaier, John Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Publication number: 20060218591
    Abstract: A sequence of cards representing filters is displayed along a first axis of a user interface with a single card being displayed in a focus area. The card in the focus area defines a selected object type filter, which is applied to another sequence of available options. The filtered sequence is then displayed along another (perpendicular) axis of the user interface, which only includes options corresponding to the selected option type filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Applicant: Digeo, Inc.
    Inventors: James Billmaier, John Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Patent number: 7107531
    Abstract: A sequence of cards is stored that graphically represents available options within an information system. In response to a single user action, the sequence of cards is successively displayed within a focus area of the user interface. In response to a subsequent user action, the successive display is discontinued to display a particular card representing a selected option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Digeo, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Dewey M. Reid, Philip A. Rogan
  • Patent number: 7107532
    Abstract: A sequence of cards is stored that graphically represents available options within an information system. In response to a single user action, the sequence of cards is successively displayed within a focus area of the user interface. In response to a subsequent user action, the successive display is discontinued to display a particular card representing a selected option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Digeo, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Anthony F. Istvan, Dewey M. Reid, Philip A. Rogan
  • Patent number: 7080394
    Abstract: A video frame is captured from a television broadcast on each of a plurality of channels. The captured video frames are provided to a display interface, which successively displays the captured video frames within a focus area of a user interface in response to an initiating action by a user. The display interface then discontinues the successive display of video frames to show a particular video frame corresponding to a selected channel in response to a terminating action by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Digeo, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony F. Istvan, James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan