Patents by Inventor Robb Fujioka

Robb Fujioka 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: 10614139
    Abstract: A system and method for providing curated content items is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method includes selecting a first set of content items from a plurality of available content items provided by a plurality of content provider servers, providing the first set of content items to a second user account included in a subscriber account, the subscriber account including a first user account and the second user account, providing a curation interface to the second user account on a second user portal that displays on a user device, the curation interface displaying information on the first set of content items, receiving a curation instruction that is configured by the second user account via the curation interface, selecting a second set of content items from the first set of content items based upon the curation instruction, and providing the second set of content items to the first user account on a first user portal that displays on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Robb Fujioka, Douglas Quon Woo, Chiyu He
  • Patent number: 10460085
    Abstract: A tablet computer comprises an operating system, including an application framework layer and an application layer, and an overlay system. The overlay system controls access to application programs and provides a first user interface and a second operating environment associated with a second user interface. Optionally, the overlay system provides a first operating environment associated with the first user interface. The overlay system includes an access control configured to permit or deny a request for access in the second operating environment to resources and/or data. Optionally, the overlay system is executed in the application framework layer of the operating system and may comprise a hypervisor providing an operating platform comprising the first user interface, the second operating environment, and an application space providing access to the application layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MATTEL, INC.
    Inventor: Robb Fujioka
  • Patent number: 9953219
    Abstract: An apparatus converts written marks on a writing surface into a digital form. According to one embodiment, the apparatus includes a writing portion configured to create a physical mark on a surface and a recording portion configured to capture the physical mark. The apparatus further includes a processor configured to process the physical mark and generate a digital mark from the physical mark, a memory for storing the digital mark, and a transmitter to transmit a digital image of the captured mark to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Robb Fujioka
  • Patent number: 9747475
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying a virtual experience based on a presence of a physical object is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the system includes a screen, a target, and a reader. The reader detects a presence of the target within a predetermined proximity and communicates with the screen to display a virtual environment based on the presence of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Robb Fujioka
  • Patent number: 9744466
    Abstract: An upsell engine that provides a purchaser of a first item the opportunity to purchase a second item that is related to said first item. The first item may be a virtual item and the second item may be a real world item related to or a representation of the virtual item. The upsell engine preferably tracks the preferences or personal information of the user in order to upsell real world representations of the virtual item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Robb Fujioka
  • Patent number: 9733504
    Abstract: A mobile computer with a detachable frame is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a mobile computer system includes a tablet computer comprising a display screen and a frame. The frame is removably attached to the tablet computer. The frame is taller than the tablet computer to provide an opening between a top side of the tablet computer and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Robb Fujioka, Justin Nishiki, Douglas Quon Woo, Kenneth Randall, John Lee
  • Patent number: 9721082
    Abstract: Computing devices having access control are disclosed. The computing device may include a display, one or more processors, a non-transitory storage media, a communication interface, and an operating system. The storage media may include instructions stored therein that are configured to be executed by the one or more processors. The stored instructions may include instructions for reading an identifier (ID) of a physical key via the communication interface. The stored instructions may additionally include instructions for determining whether the ID read from the physical key is included on a list of paired physical keys. The stored instructions may further include instructions to communicate to the operating system an authorization signal equivalent to input of a valid password when the ID read from the physical key is included on the list of paired physical keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Robb Fujioka
  • Patent number: 9706278
    Abstract: A wireless modular speaker is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the apparatus has an enclosure having a top plate, a bottom plate, a front face, a rear face, a first side face, and a second side face, where at least a portion of the enclosure has a cover. The apparatus also has a mounting hole, a gripping mechanism within the mounting hole configured to hold the enclosure in a fixed position, one or more loudspeakers, a battery to supply power to the one or more loudspeakers, a wireless module to connect the apparatus and another device and a sensor mechanism that detects the presence of other speakers near the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Robb Fujioka
  • Patent number: 9578407
    Abstract: A multi-mode audio device includes speakers and a sound output control configured to control a maximum level of sound emitted by the speakers. The sound output control comprises a control interface configured to receive selection of an operative mode of the multi-mode audio device from among a managed mode and a normal mode. An access control communicatively coupled to the sound output control is configured to require an authentication to switch from the managed mode to the normal mode. A mode indicator communicatively coupled to the sound output control and configured to provide a visual indication of the operative mode. Optionally, a monitoring system communicatively coupled to the sound output control is configured to capture one or more data regarding usage of the multi-mode audio device and to generate a report regarding the one or more data regarding usage of the multi-mode audio device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Robb Fujioka
  • Patent number: 9501750
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an improved webtop, and a monetization engine that better takes advantage of the interests and life segments of a user, are described. A monetization engine embedded in a hyperspace webtop, is provided which includes a user record having a plurality of information items regarding life segments of at least one user, a presentation engine that presents advertisements to at least the user in accordance with at least one information item, and a plurality of tabs, wherein at least one of the tabs is presented to the user in accordance with at least one information item, and wherein each of the plurality of tabs is indicative of content associated with a third party having available for sale to at least one user at least one selected from the group including of a good and a service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Robb Fujioka
  • Patent number: 9289044
    Abstract: A tablet bumper assembly is disclosed. According to one embodiment, an apparatus includes a bumper assembly having a first opening, a second opening, and a first protruding region at a first corner, where the first opening is configured to position the bumper assembly around a peripheral edge of a tablet computer, the second opening is configured to expose a display screen of the tablet computer, and the first protruding region prevents the tablet computer from lying flat on a support surface to allow air-cooling of the tablet computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Robb Fujioka
  • Publication number: 20160050446
    Abstract: A system and method for providing curated content items is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method includes selecting a first set of content items from a plurality of available content items provided by a plurality of content provider servers, providing the first set of content items to a second user account included in a subscriber account, the subscriber account including a first user account and the second user account, providing a curation interface to the second user account on a second user portal that displays on a user device, the curation interface displaying information on the first set of content items, receiving a curation instruction that is configured by the second user account via the curation interface, selecting a second set of content items from the first set of content items based upon the curation instruction, and providing the second set of content items to the first user account on a first user portal that displays on the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Robb Fujioka, Douglas Quon Woo, Chiyu He
  • Publication number: 20160048903
    Abstract: A system and method for providing curated content items is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Robb Fujioka, Douglas Quon Woo, Chiyu He
  • Publication number: 20160048598
    Abstract: A system and method for providing curated content items is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method includes selecting a first set of content items of a limited content curation from a plurality of available content items provided by a plurality of content provider servers, providing the first set of content items to a first user account on a first user portal that displays on a user device, receiving consumption information for the first user account regarding the first set of content items from the user device, selecting a second set of content items for the first user account based on the consumption information for the first user account, and providing the second set of content items to the first user account on the first user portal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Robb Fujioka, Douglas Quon Woo, Chiyu He
  • Patent number: D752960
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Robb Fujioka
  • Patent number: D754528
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Robb Fujioka
  • Patent number: D758345
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Robb Fujioka
  • Patent number: D761791
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Robb Fujioka
  • Patent number: D776667
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Fuhu Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Robb Fujioka
  • Patent number: D795263
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Robb Fujioka, Justin Nishiki