Patents by Inventor Robert Poniatowski

Robert Poniatowski 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: 20190124288
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an adaptive search user interface is provided. An interface is provided that returns search results upon receiving each alphanumeric character of a search query term. Correlations of prefixes of alphanumeric characters and search results selected from previous searches are stored in a correlation matrix. Based upon the correlations in the correlation matrix, relevance rankings for search results with respect to the prefixes of alphanumeric characters are updated. Search results may be grouped based upon one or more common traits. Relevance rankings are also updated based upon the rate of change of selections recorded for a search result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Shelly Glennon, Brian Beach, James Cheng, Richard Lee, Kimberly Paluch, Robert Poniatowski, Margret Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10158823
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an adaptive search user interface is provided. An interface is provided that returns search results upon receiving each alphanumeric character of a search query term. Correlations of prefixes of alphanumeric characters and search results selected from previous searches are stored in a correlation matrix. Based upon the correlations in the correlation matrix, relevance rankings for search results with respect to the prefixes of alphanumeric characters are updated. Search results may be grouped based upon one or more common traits. Relevance rankings are also updated based upon the rate of change of selections recorded for a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Shelly Glennon, Brian Beach, James Cheng, Richard Lee, Kimberly Paluch, Robert Poniatowski, Margret Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9955226
    Abstract: Techniques described herein enable a service to receive search requests from client systems and perform an integrated search across databases containing informational data for broadcast content and broadband content. The service receives the search request from the client device and formulates a query for at least one broadband database and at least one partner broadcast database. The service queries each broadband database with a compatible query that the service creates using information regarding the type of database queries each partner's database requires. Partners pay the service provider a fee for placing data in the database or for having their database searched by the service. The service formats the data received from the searches of the databases into a user interface screen that is presentable by the client device. The screen information instructs the client device on how it should respond to any key presses by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: TIVO SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Marcel Dubois, Vin Chawla, Brian Beach, Glen Sanford, Robert Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon
  • Patent number: 9786159
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method for operating a target media device is described. The method includes receiving a user command by a remote control device for operating a target media device, where a signal to operate the target media device is not stored on the remote control device when the user command is received. Data associated with the user command is transmitted by the remote control device to a second media device and signal information, associated with the signal to operate the target media device, is received by the remote control device from the second media device. The signal to operate the target media device is transmitted by the remote control device to the target media device, where the target media device performs a function based on the signal received from the remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Mukesh K. Patel, Jonathan A. Logan, Amir Gharaat, Richard Lee, Roger Hsu, Robert Poniatowski, Anthony P. Lee
  • Patent number: 9691273
    Abstract: A method includes detecting that a particular media device is communicatively coupled to one or more media devices in a set of media devices; in response to detecting that the particular media device is communicatively coupled to the one or more media devices in the set of media devices: automatically sending one or more remote operating codes, for remotely controlling the particular media device, to a remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Mukesh K. Patel, Jonathan A. Logan, Amir H. Gharaat, Richard Lee, Roger Hsu, Robert Poniatowski, Anthony P. Lee
  • Patent number: 9685072
    Abstract: A method includes responsive to receiving a command to view multimedia content, displaying the multimedia content. A selection of a privacy level for the multimedia content is received, the privacy level indicating whether information associated with a user's viewing of the multimedia content may be published. A visual indicator of the privacy level is displayed concurrently with displaying the multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Mukesh K. Patel, Jonathan A. Logan, Amir Gharaat, Richard Lee, Roger Hsu, Robert Poniatowski, Anthony P. Lee
  • Patent number: 9076322
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a first set of menu options, that are selectable by a user, on a display screen; detecting a movement, of a remote control device, that corresponds to a particular command; and in response to detecting the movement that corresponds to a particular command, displaying a second set of options, that are selectable by the user, on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: TiVo Inc.
    Inventors: Mukesh Patel, Jonathan Logan, Amir Gharaat, Richard Lee, Roger Hsu, Robert Poniatowski, Anthony Lee
  • Patent number: 9037999
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an adaptive search user interface is provided. The user interface allows for search results to be customized by the user. The user interface includes a discovery bar of multimedia content that includes additional media content, advertisements, and features that are recommended to users. The discovery bar of multimedia content is customizable based upon user command input. The user interface also includes methods and graphical interface in which to resolve recording conflicts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: TiVo Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon, Glen Sanford, Kimberly Paluch, Margret Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20120174164
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a first set of menu options, that are selectable by a user, on a display screen; detecting a movement, of a remote control device, that corresponds to a particular command; and in response to detecting the movement that corresponds to a particular command, displaying a second set of options, that are selectable by the user, on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Mukesh Patel, Jonathan Logan, Amir Gharaat, Richard Lee, Roger Hsu, Robert Poniatowski, Anthony Lee
  • Publication number: 20120050310
    Abstract: A method includes responsive to receiving a command to view multimedia content, displaying the multimedia content. A selection of a privacy level for the multimedia content is received, the privacy level indicating whether information associated with a user's viewing of the multimedia content may be published. A visual indicator of the privacy level is displayed concurrently with displaying the multimedia content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Mukesh K. Patel, Jonathan A. Logan, Amir Gharaat, Richard Lee, Roger Hsu, Robert Poniatowski, Anthony P. Lee
  • Publication number: 20120019400
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method for operating a target media device is described. The method includes receiving a user command by a remote control device for operating a target media device, where a signal to operate the target media device is not stored on the remote control device when the user command is received. Data associated with the user command is transmitted by the remote control device to a second media device and signal information, associated with the signal to operate the target media device, is received by the remote control device from the second media device. The signal to operate the target media device is transmitted by the remote control device to the target media device, where the target media device performs a function based on the signal received from the remote control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Mukesh K. Patel, Jonathan A. Logan, Amir Gharaat, Richard Lee, Roger Hsu, Robert Poniatowski, Anthony P. Lee
  • Publication number: 20100198822
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an adaptive search user interface is provided. An interface is provided that returns search results upon receiving each alphanumeric character of a search query term. Correlations of prefixes of alphanumeric characters and search results selected from previous searches are stored in a correlation matrix. Based upon the correlations in the correlation matrix, relevance rankings for search results with respect to the prefixes of alphanumeric characters are updated. Search results may be grouped based upon one or more common traits. Relevance rankings are also updated based upon the rate of change of selections recorded for a search result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: SHELLY GLENNON, Brian Beach, James Cheng, Richard Lee, Kimberly Paluch, Robert Poniatowski, Margret Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20100199219
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an adaptive search user interface is provided. The user interface allows for search results to be customized by the user. The user interface includes a discovery bar of multimedia content that includes additional media content, advertisements, and features that are recommended to users. The discovery bar of multimedia content is customizable based upon user command input. The user interface also includes methods and graphical interface in which to resolve recording conflicts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: ROBERT PONIATOWSKI, Shelly Glennon, Glen Sanford, Kimberly Paluch, Margret Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20070212025
    Abstract: Techniques described herein enable parents to establish a child-protective “kids zone” on a DVR. According to one technique, a DVR receives, from a parent, identities of DVD content items that the parent does not want children to view. The DVR maps the identities to a kids zone. During times that the DVR is set to operate in the kids zone operational mode, the DVR prevents itself from presenting any content from DVDs that are associated with the identities. At other times, during which the DVR is not set to operate in the kids zone operational mode, the DVR may allow itself to present DVD content that are associated with the identities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: James Barton, Brian Beach, Margret Schmidt, Robert Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon
  • Publication number: 20070214473
    Abstract: Techniques described herein enable parents to establish a child-protective “kids zone” on a DVR. According to one technique, a DVR receives, from a parent, identities of content items that the parent does not want children to view. The DVR maps the identities to a kids zone. During times that the DVR is set to operate in the kids zone operational mode, the DVR prevents itself from presenting any content items that are associated with the identities. However, during these times, the DVR still may obtain and store these content items. At other times, during which the DVR is not set to operate in the kids zone operational mode, the DVR may allow itself to present the content items that are associated with the identities, including content items that the DVR obtained and stored during times that the DVR was set to operate in the kids zone operational mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: James Barton, Brian Beach, Margret Schmidt, Robert Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon