Patents by Inventor Richard Leeds

Richard Leeds 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: 10530924
    Abstract: A method for computer control of online social interactions based on conversation processing. A portion of a conversation with a given user is recorded, stored in memory, and processed so as to influence subsequent interactions. These may include audio or other contextualized annunciations of subsequent telephone calls. Other modes addressing conversational processing for social purposes can result in interwoven conversation guided among threads of interest, advertising and incented participation of conversational content and placement. The invention is capable of implementation in telecommunications systems such as cellular, local exchange, and VOIP, and in combination with other forms of internet-based telecommunication, including smart phones and adaptive forums chat rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Leeds, Elon Gasper
  • Patent number: 10530923
    Abstract: A method for computer control of online social interactions based on conversation processing. A portion of a conversation with a given user is recorded, stored in memory, and processed so as to influence subsequent interactions. These may include audio or other contextualized annunciations of subsequent telephone calls. Other modes addressing conversational processing for social purposes can result in interwoven conversation guided among threads of interest, advertising and incented participation of conversational content and placement. The invention is capable of implementation in telecommunications systems such as cellular, local exchange, and VOIP, and in combination with other forms of internet-based telecommunication, including smart phones and adaptive forums chat rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Leeds, Elon Gasper
  • Patent number: 10375236
    Abstract: A method for computer control of online social interactions based on conversation processing. A portion of a conversation with a given user is recorded, stored in memory, and processed so as to influence subsequent interactions. These may include audio or other contextualized annunciations of subsequent telephone calls. Other modes addressing conversational processing for social purposes can result in interwoven conversation guided among threads of interest, advertising and incented participation of conversational content and placement. The invention is capable of implementation in telecommunications systems such as cellular, local exchange, and VOIP, and in combination with other forms of internet-based telecommunication, including smart phones and adaptive forums chat rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Leeds, Elon Gasper
  • Patent number: 9521252
    Abstract: A method for computer control of online social interactions based on conversation processing. A portion of a conversation with a given user is recorded, stored in memory, and processed so as to influence subsequent interactions. These may include audio or other contextualized annunciations of subsequent telephone calls. Other modes addressing conversational processing for social purposes can result in interwoven conversation guided among threads of interest, advertising and incented participation of conversational content and placement. The invention is capable of implementation in telecommunications systems such as cellular, local exchange, and VOIP, and in combination with other forms of internet-based telecommunication, including smart phones and adaptive forums chat rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Computer Products Introductions, Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Leeds, Elon Gasper
  • Patent number: 9509838
    Abstract: A method for generating a ring tone for a given caller based on a prior conversation with that caller. A portion of a conversation with a given caller is recorded and stored in memory as a ring tone. When a subsequent call is received from the same caller, identified by caller ID, the ring tone is played, alerting the user to the incoming call as well as the context of their prior communication. In alternative embodiments of the invention, a prior textual or video conversation is used as the basis for a ring tone, and/or the ‘ring tone’ is delivered by other than audio means. The invention is capable of implementation in telecommunications systems such as cellular, local exchange, and VOIP, and in combination with other forms of internet-based telecommunication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Computer Products Introductions, Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Leeds, Elon Gasper
  • Publication number: 20140177813
    Abstract: A method for computer control of online social interactions based on conversation processing. A portion of a conversation with a given user is recorded, stored in memory, and processed so as to influence subsequent interactions. These may include audio or other contextualized annunciations of subsequent telephone calls. Other modes addressing conversational processing for social purposes can result in interwoven conversation guided among threads of interest, advertising and incented participation of conversational content and placement. The invention is capable of implementation in telecommunications systems such as cellular, local exchange, and VOIP, and in combination with other forms of internet-based telecommunication, including smart phones and adaptive forums chat rooms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Leeds, Elon Gasper
  • Publication number: 20140161250
    Abstract: A method for generating a ring tone for a given caller based on a prior conversation with that caller. A portion of a conversation with a given caller is recorded and stored in memory as a ring tone. When a subsequent call is received from the same caller, identified by caller ID, the ring tone is played, alerting the user to the incoming call as well as the context of their prior communication. In alternative embodiments of the invention, a prior textual or video conversation is used as the basis for a ring tone, and/or the ‘ring tone’ is delivered by other than audio means. The invention is capable of implementation in telecommunications systems such as cellular, local exchange, and VOIP, and in combination with other forms of internet-based telecommunication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Leeds, Elon Gasper
  • Patent number: 8638908
    Abstract: A method for generating a ring tone for a given caller based on a prior conversation with that caller. A portion of a conversation with a given caller is recorded and stored in memory as a ring tone. When a subsequent call is received from the same caller, identified by caller ID, the ring tone is played, alerting the user to the incoming call as well as the context of their prior communication. In alternative embodiments of the invention, a prior textual or video conversation is used as the basis for a ring tone, and/or the ‘ring tone’ is delivered by other than audio means. The invention is capable of implementation in telecommunications systems such as cellular, local exchange, and VOIP, and in combination with other forms of internet-based telecommunication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Computer Products Introductions, Corp
    Inventors: Richard Leeds, Elon Gasper
  • Patent number: 8553852
    Abstract: A method for generating a ring tone for a given caller based on a prior conversation with that caller. A portion of a conversation with a given caller is recorded and stored in memory as a ring tone. When a subsequent call is received from the same caller, identified by caller ID, the ring tone is played, alerting the user to the incoming call as well as the context of their prior communication. In alternative embodiments of the invention, a prior textual or video conversation is used as the basis for a ringtone. The invention is capable of implementation in telecommunications systems such as cellular, local exchange, and VOIP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Computer Product Introductions Corp.
    Inventor: Richard Leeds
  • Publication number: 20120134480
    Abstract: A method for generating a ring tone for a given caller based on a prior conversation with that caller. A portion of a conversation with a given caller is recorded and stored in memory as a ring tone. When a subsequent call is received from the same caller, identified by caller ID, the ring tone is played, alerting the user to the incoming call as well as the context of their prior communication. In alternative embodiments of the invention, a prior textual or video conversation is used as the basis for a ring tone, and/or the ‘ring tone’ is delivered by other than audio means. The invention is capable of implementation in telecommunications systems such as cellular, local exchange, and VOIP, and in combination with other forms of internet-based telecommunication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Leeds, Elon Gasper
  • Patent number: 8068604
    Abstract: A method for generating a ring tone for a given caller based on a prior conversation with that caller. A portion of a conversation with a given caller is recorded and stored in memory as a ring tone. When a subsequent call is received from the same caller, identified by caller ID, the ring tone is played, alerting the user to the incoming call as well as the context of their prior communication. In alternative embodiments of the invention, a prior textual or video conversation is used as the basis for a ring tone, and/or the ‘ring tone’ is delivered by other than audio means. The invention is capable of implementation in telecommunications systems such as cellular, local exchange, and VOIP, and in combination with other forms of internet-based telecommunication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Computer Product Introductions Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Leeds, Elon Gasper
  • Publication number: 20100161683
    Abstract: A method for generating a ring tone for a given caller based on a prior conversation with that caller. A portion of a conversation with a given caller is recorded and stored in memory as a ring tone. When a subsequent call is received from the same caller, identified by caller ID, the ring tone is played, alerting the user to the incoming call as well as the context of their prior communication. In alternative embodiments of the invention, a prior textual or video conversation is used as the basis for a ring tone, and/or the ‘ring tone’ is delivered by other than audio means. The invention is capable of implementation in telecommunications systems such as cellular, local exchange, and VOIP, and in combination with other forms of internet-based telecommunication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Richard Leeds, Elon Gasper
  • Publication number: 20090220067
    Abstract: A method for generating a ring tone for a given caller based on a prior conversation with that caller. A portion of a conversation with a given caller is recorded and stored in memory as a ring tone. When a subsequent call is received from the same caller, identified by caller ID, the ring tone is played, alerting the user to the incoming call as well as the context of their prior communication. In alternative embodiments of the invention, a prior textual or video conversation is used as the basis for a ringtone. The invention is capable of implementation in telecommunications systems such as cellular, local exchange, and VOIP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventor: Richard Leeds
  • Patent number: 7424516
    Abstract: A system and method for adaptive forums provides multiple communication forums in a single instance of a web browser application that actively adapts to conversations therein. In a preferred embodiment, a server system acts as a master controller of a plurality of communication forums. An agent running in the background on the server system monitors the conversations of each forum. When the conversations of different forums sufficiently converge, a temporary communication link is formed. A communication link may be a two-way real-time interaction between users of different forums or simply automated responses using messages stored in a database and associated with the linked forum. Furthermore, establishing the link may entail opening another communication forum on the client computer or directing the messages to a currently open forum. Once a user has connected to one forum controlled by the server system, access to all the other forums controlled by the server system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: NeonGecko.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Leeds
  • Publication number: 20070229222
    Abstract: A system for presenting tailored store screens including customized selection screens for merchandise and/or services over a computer network utilizes a host computer communicatively linked to one or more remote computers used by shoppers. The host computer includes a shopper data collector, a shopper database, a store database, a merchandise database, a services database, a presentation formulator, and a web server optionally serving many store sites with overlapping product lines. As one of the remote computers is in current communication with the host computer, the customer data collector collects and analyzes data from the remote computer including search requests, uniform resource locators (URLs), and hidden data. The shopper is generally unaware that the hidden data is being collected by the shopper data collector and includes cookie data stored on the remote computer of previous shopping events such as previous purchases, search requests, and URLs previously visited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventor: Richard Leeds
  • Publication number: 20070179864
    Abstract: A seating pad assembly is provided for use by travelers to increase the comfort for a seat on a public transportation vehicle or at a public transit terminal. A system and method for ordering the seating pad assembly for a transportation seat includes at least one terminal configured for entering an identifier indicative of a type of transportation seat purchased, e.g., a class of service; a server configured for receiving the identifier, determining dimensions of the seating pad assembly based on the identifier, and generating an order to acquire the determined seating pad assembly; and a communications network for coupling the at least one terminal and the server. The terminal may be configured in the form of a computer, a kiosk or a mobile terminal. The system will allow a purchaser of a transportation seat to either purchase or rent the seating pad assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: Nightgear LLC
    Inventor: Richard Leeds
  • Patent number: D871897
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION INC.
    Inventors: Harry Wellington, Bruce Zutler, Richard Leeds, Daniel Doodnauth
  • Patent number: D898500
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION INC.
    Inventors: Richard Leeds, Phillip Lee, Bruce Zutler
  • Patent number: D899839
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION INC.
    Inventors: Richard Leeds, Phillip Lee, Bruce Zutler
  • Patent number: D923277
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION INC.
    Inventors: Harry Wellington, Bruce Zutler, Richard Leeds, Daniel Doodnauth