Patents by Inventor Raul I. Aldrey

Raul I. Aldrey 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: 9418031
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a media content asset recovery system 1) detecting a migration of a user account from being associated with a first DVR system to being associated with a second DVR system, 2) identifying, in response to the detecting, a media content asset included within a library of one or more media content assets stored by the first DVR system at a time associated with the migration, 3) selecting, in accordance with a source selection heuristic, a media content source other than the first DVR system and that is configured to distribute the media content asset, and 4) directing the second DVR system to acquire the media content asset from the selected media content source for storage by the second DVR system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Raul I. Aldrey, Donald H. Relyea, Venkata S. Adimatyam, Kishore Tallapaneni, Michael R. Oliver, George M. Higa
  • Patent number: 9378516
    Abstract: A method including providing content for purchasing and viewing by users; providing at least one of an advertisement option, a replay option, or a content segment option pertaining to the purchasing and the viewing of a content; receiving a selection of content from a user; receiving a selection of the at least one of the advertisement option, the replay option, or the content segment option pertaining to the selected content; identifying a user device used by the user for viewing the selected content; sending the selected content to the user based on the identified user device; and displaying the selected content on the user device based on the selection of the at least one of the advertisement option, the replay option, or the content segment option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Raul I. Aldrey, Donald H. Relyea, Michael John D'Argenio, Sok Y. Hwang
  • Patent number: 9241033
    Abstract: A network server that includes at least a processor is configured to receive, from a first network, a trigger event received in the first network from a non web-enabled device configured to communicate the trigger event to the first network, wherein the trigger event includes a designation of at least one file to be transferred. The network server is further configured to transmit a notification that includes the designation to a second network based on the trigger event, the second network being a web-enabled network communicatively coupled to at least a first web-enabled peer node that is capable of receiving the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Guntupalli, Raul I. Aldrey, Edwin Elberg, Nosherwan Minwalla, Shadman Zafar, Luis R. Blando, Shafiq Kassam, Liwen Yang, Aung Tun, Diego J. Crespo
  • Patent number: 9215511
    Abstract: Methods and systems for dynamically adjusting a start or a stop of a recording based on an advertisement break are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes a media content access subsystem detecting an instruction configured to trigger a start or a stop of a recording of a media content instance at a start time or a stop time based on a clock reference, detecting an advertisement break proximate in time to the start time or the stop time, and adjusting the start or the stop of the recording based on the advertisement break. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Raul I. Aldrey, Venkata S. Adimatyam, Sameer Gavade, Muthukumar X. Kasitholkappian
  • Patent number: 9137560
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems for providing access to content during the presentation of a media content instance are disclosed herein. As described in more detail below, a content presentation system may detect a predefined motion of a mobile device during a presentation of a media content instance by a media content access device, identify the media content instance, and provide access to the identified media content instance by way of the mobile device in response to the predefined motion. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea, Raul I. Aldrey, Kishore Tallapaneni, Japan A. Mehta
  • Patent number: 9106873
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems for providing enhanced content by way of a virtual channel are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes a service provider subsystem providing a virtual channel, associating the virtual channel with a content provider, receiving enhanced content to be provided by way of the virtual channel from the content provider, associating one or more selectable triggers with the virtual channel, and providing a user with access to the enhanced content in response to a selection by the user of one of the one or more selectable triggers. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Siddharth Pandey, Brian F. Roberts, Enrique Ruiz-Velasco, Raul I. Aldrey
  • Patent number: 9094652
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a digital video recording (“DVR”) data migration management system 1) receiving a request for a user account to migrate from being associated with a first DVR system to being associated with a second DVR system, 2) accessing a first DVR data set associated with the first DVR system and separate from data representative of a library of one or more media content assets stored by the first DVR system, 3) generating a second DVR data set based on the first DVR data set and in accordance with one or more attributes of the second DVR system, and 4) associating the second DVR data set with the second DVR system. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Raul I. Aldrey, Donald H. Relyea, Venkata S. Adimatyam, Kishore Tallapaneni, Michael R. Oliver, George M. Higa
  • Patent number: 8954874
    Abstract: A methods and systems are provided for presenting one or more topic specific portals. A portal may present various content relating to a common topic. The content may be episodes of a television show, movies, products, games, songs, images, and general information about the topic. The topic may be the television show, a movie studio, an actor, a company, or a particular genre or theme. A service provider may deliver the portal in an interactive programming guide sent to the set top boxes of its subscribers. The portal may be interactive such that subscribers may order or watch the content presented on the portal. A content provider may create or edit the portals and send the portals to the service provider. The delivery of the portal to the service provider by the content provider may be through an application programming interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Raul I. Aldrey, Brian F. Roberts, Heath Stallings, Shafiq Kassam, Enrique Ruiz-Velasco, Bradford A. Jackvony, Don Relyea
  • Patent number: 8923685
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes receiving a command input by a user to record media content, recording media content data representative of the media content in response to the command, automatically selecting at least one storage device from a local storage device and a network storage device for storage of the recorded media content data in accordance with at least one of a plurality of storage balancing factors, and storing the recorded media content data in the at least one selected storage device. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Harpal S. Bassali, Sudhanshu Sharma, Donald H. Relyea, Raul I. Aldrey, Japan A. Mehta
  • Patent number: 8839290
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes receiving a plurality of data chunks each representative of a distinct portion of a media content program, generating a personalized version of the media content program based on at least a subset of the data chunks and in accordance with one or more of a plurality of personalization factors associated with a user, and providing the personalized version of the media content program for presentation to the user. Corresponding methods and systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Harpal S. Bassali, Sudhanshu Sharma, Donald H. Relyea, Raul I. Aldrey, Japan A. Mehta
  • Publication number: 20140186001
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a media content asset recovery system 1) detecting a migration of a user account from being associated with a first DVR system to being associated with a second DVR system, 2) identifying, in response to the detecting, a media content asset included within a library of one or more media content assets stored by the first DVR system at a time associated with the migration, 3) selecting, in accordance with a source selection heuristic, a media content source other than the first DVR system and that is configured to distribute the media content asset, and 4) directing the second DVR system to acquire the media content asset from the selected media content source for storage by the second DVR system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Raul I. Aldrey, Donald H. Relyea, Venkata S. Adimatyam, Kishore Tallapaneni, Michael R. Oliver, George M. Higa
  • Publication number: 20140186000
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a digital video recording (“DVR”) data migration management system 1) receiving a request for a user account to migrate from being associated with a first DVR system to being associated with a second DVR system, 2) accessing a first DVR data set associated with the first DVR system and separate from data representative of a library of one or more media content assets stored by the first DVR system, 3) generating a second DVR data set based on the first DVR data set and in accordance with one or more attributes of the second DVR system, and 4) associating the second DVR data set with the second DVR system. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Raul I. Aldrey, Donald H. Relyea, Venkata S. Adimatyam, Kishore Tallapaneni, Michael R. Oliver, George M. Higa
  • Patent number: 8693838
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a digital video recording (“DVR”) data exchange system 1) maintaining first porting configuration data associated with a first DVR service system and second porting configuration data associated with a second DVR service system, 2) receiving a request to port DVR data from a first DVR system associated with the first DVR service system to a second DVR system associated with the second DVR service system, and 3) in response to the request, accessing a first DVR data set associated with the first DVR system, generating, in accordance with the first porting configuration data and the second porting configuration data, a second DVR data set based on the first DVR data set, and providing the second DVR data set as output. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Raul I. Aldrey, Donald H. Relyea, Venkata S. Adimatyam, Kishore Tallapaneni, Michael R. Oliver, George M. Higa
  • Patent number: 8683349
    Abstract: Exemplary media content user interface systems and methods are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes a media content access subsystem displaying a plurality of display elements topographically distributed throughout a graphical representation of a virtual world in accordance with one or more distribution heuristics, detecting a user interaction, and dynamically adjusting the topographical distribution of the one or more display elements in accordance with the user interaction. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Sok Y. Hwang, Raul I. Aldrey, Donald H. Relyea, Kristopher T. Frazier
  • Publication number: 20130198056
    Abstract: Exemplary near field communication (“NFC”) transaction management and application systems and methods are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes a computing system tracking NFC transactions associated with a profile and providing a service based on the tracked NFC transactions associated with the profile. In certain examples, the tracking includes aggregating the NFC transactions associated with the profile over time. In certain examples, the profile comprises a customer premises profile specifying one or more customer premises equipment (“CPE”) devices for which to track the NFC transactions. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Raul I. Aldrey, Anthony M. Lemus, Donald H. Relyea, Brian F. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20130159150
    Abstract: A device receives data usage information associated with application server devices and user equipment, and determines time-based prices for data usage based on the data usage information. The time-based prices include at least a first price for data usage during a peak time period, and a second price, less than the first price, for data usage during a non-peak time period. The device also provides the time-based prices for data usage to the application server devices, and the application server devices provide data to the user equipment at different time-based prices depending on a time when the data is provided to the user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Jack Jianxiu HAO, Michael R. OLIVER, Raul I. ALDREY, Ruchir RODRIGUES
  • Publication number: 20120173991
    Abstract: Exemplary media content user interface systems and methods are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes a media content access subsystem displaying a plurality of display elements topographically distributed throughout a graphical representation of a virtual world in accordance with one or more distribution heuristics, detecting a user interaction, and dynamically adjusting the topographical distribution of the one or more display elements in accordance with the user interaction. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Sok Y. Hwang, Raul I. Aldrey, Donald H. Relyea, Kristopher T. Frazier
  • Publication number: 20120158514
    Abstract: A method including providing content for purchasing and viewing by users; providing at least one of an advertisement option, a replay option, or a content segment option pertaining to the purchasing and the viewing of a content; receiving a selection of content from a user; receiving a selection of the at least one of the advertisement option, the replay option, or the content segment option pertaining to the selected content; identifying a user device used by the user for viewing the selected content; sending the selected content to the user based on the identified user device; and displaying the selected content on the user device based on the selection of the at least one of the advertisement option, the replay option, or the content segment option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Raul I. Aldrey, Donald H. Relyea, Michael John D'Argenio, Sok Y. Hwang
  • Publication number: 20120158461
    Abstract: A method including providing content for purchasing and viewing by users, wherein the purchasing includes buying or renting content; performing real-time tracking pertaining to the purchasing and the viewing of content by the users based on the providing; generating real-time tracking information based on the performing, wherein the real-time tracking information identifies a content purchased by the user and a user device used by the user to view the content; automatically creating a content promotion or a campaign ad based on the real-time tracking information; and automatically providing the content promotion or the campaign ad to the users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Raul I. Aldrey, Donald H. Relyea, Michael John D'Argenio, George M. Higa
  • Publication number: 20120147022
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems for providing access to content during the presentation of a media content instance are disclosed herein. As described in more detail below, a content presentation system may detect a predefined motion of a mobile device during a presentation of a media content instance by a media content access device, identify the media content instance, and provide access to the identified media content instance by way of the mobile device in response to the predefined motion. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea, Raul I. Aldrey, Kishore Tallapaneni, Japan A. Mehta