Patents by Inventor Ryan S. Steelberg

Ryan S. Steelberg 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: 20180060918
    Abstract: A method of organizing media content is disclosed. The method for distributing resources includes a plurality of resources, generated in accordance with consumer-directed attributes of at least two consumers, at least one desired criteria limiting the ones of said plurality of resources available for each of the at least two consumers, an urgency rate, generated in accordance with the consumer-directed attributes and provider preferences related to the plurality of resources, and a distributor that distributes to one of the at least two consumers certain of the plurality of resources according to said urgency rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan S. Steelberg, Chad E. Steelberg
  • Patent number: 9082133
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for monitoring the effectiveness of advertisements broadcast is described. The method includes detecting that an advertisement has been aired by a broadcast station, monitoring a network for a duration subsequent to the airing of the advertisement for activity attributable to the airing of the advertisement, and developing a quantitative relationship between the activity and a number of listeners of the advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Park, Chad E. Steelberg, Ryan S. Steelberg, Russell K. Ketchum
  • Publication number: 20150032549
    Abstract: A method of organizing media content is disclosed. The method for distributing resources includes a plurality of resources, generated in accordance with consumer-directed attributes of at least two consumers, at least one desired criteria limiting the ones of said plurality of resources available for each of the at least two consumers, an urgency rate, generated in accordance with the consumer-directed attributes and provider preferences related to the plurality of resources, and a distributor that distributes to one of the at least two consumers certain of the plurality of resources according to said urgency rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Ryan S. Steelberg, Chad E. Steelberg
  • Patent number: 8918332
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and a user interface for automatically scheduling a media play is disclosed. The user can specify criteria for play of the media play, including times, stations, and/or external criteria such as a weather condition or the occurrence of an event. Information relevant to the entered criteria is received and assessed against the criteria to determine if the criteria are met. Responsive to the received information meeting the criteria for play of the media play, an accessor accesses the media play inventory and inserts the media play into a media feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan S. Steelberg, Chad E. Steelberg, Scott Beauchamp, Russell K. Ketchum
  • Publication number: 20140025482
    Abstract: A database interface for developing at least one media play is disclosed. The database interface for developing at least one media play includes a plurality of templates, generated in accordance with feedback prior ones of the at least one media plays, at least two desired criteria limiting circumstances for play of the media play received at one of said templates, and an accessor that accesses media play inventory and preempts certain of the media play inventory with an insertion of the media play according to said at least two desired criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Ryan S. Steelberg, Chad E. Steelberg
  • Publication number: 20130246180
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and a user interface for automatically scheduling a media play is disclosed. The user can specify criteria for play of the media play, including times, stations, and/or external criteria such as a weather condition or the occurrence of an event. Information relevant to the entered criteria is received and assessed against the criteria to determine if the criteria are met. Responsive to the received information meeting the criteria for play of the media play, an accessor accesses the media play inventory and inserts the media play into a media feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Ryan S. Steelberg, Chad E. Steelberg, Scott Beauchamp, Russell K. Ketchum
  • Publication number: 20130173379
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for monitoring the effectiveness of advertisements broadcast is described. The method includes detecting that an advertisement has been aired by a broadcast station, monitoring a network for a duration subsequent to the airing of the advertisement for activity attributable to the airing of the advertisement, and developing a quantitative relationship between the activity and a number of listeners of the advertisement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: John B. Park, Chad E. Steelberg, Ryan S. Steelberg, Russell K. Ketchum
  • Patent number: 8386311
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for monitoring the effectiveness of advertisements broadcast is described. The method includes detecting that an advertisement has been aired by a broadcast station, monitoring a network for a duration subsequent to the airing of the advertisement for activity attributable to the airing of the advertisement, and developing a quantitative relationship between the activity and a number of listeners of the advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Park, Chad E. Steelberg, Ryan S. Steelberg, Russell K. Ketchum
  • Patent number: 7925201
    Abstract: Sharing media content among families of broadcast stations includes receiving information relating to media content from families of broadcast stations, storing the information such that the information is accessible to at least two of the families of broadcast stations via a computer network, receiving a query for specific media content from a broadcast station, searching the stored information in accordance with the query to identify the specific media content; and enabling the broadcast station to access to the specific media content if the specific media content is identified among the stored information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Wideorbit, Inc.
    Inventors: William Irvin, Chad E. Steelberg, Ryan S. Steelberg, Matt Chalawsky, Dipankar Gupta, Bradley D. Townsend, Jeffrey W. Houston
  • Patent number: 7904063
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing authenticated, secure, communication between a gaming host communicating via radio frequency (RF) subcarriers to a remote user device in another location. Location of the remote user device and the host server are determined by accessing signals generated by either Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites, or by terrestrial radio broadcast stations, through a process known as radio frequency triangulation telemetry tracking (RF-3T). Player authentication (identity verification) is determined by use of a personal identification number (PIN). A remote user device may be implemented as a stand alone or self-contained single unit that is portable and can receive communications via radio frequency, or may be implemented as one or more discreet components adapted to be used with a laptop, a personal digital assistant (PDA), or desktop personal computer (PC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan S. Steelberg, Chad E. Steelberg
  • Patent number: 7460863
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing authenticated, secure, communication between a gaming host communicating via radio frequency (RF) subcarriers to a remote user device in another location. Location of the remote user device and the host server are determined by accessing signals generated by either Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites, or by terrestrial radio broadcast stations, through a process known as radio frequency triangulation telemetry tracking (RF-3T). Player authentication (identity verification) is determined by use of a personal identification number (PIN). A remote user device may be implemented as a stand alone or self-contained single unit that is portable and can receive communications via radio frequency, or may be implemented as one or more discreet components adapted to be used with a laptop, a personal digital assistant (PDA), or desktop personal computer (PC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan S. Steelberg, Chad E. Steelberg
  • Publication number: 20080256109
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering podcast content dynamically in an automated podcast platform. In general, one aspect can be a method that includes receiving a request to download a podcast, and determining an item of audio content to be inserted into the podcast. The method also includes inserting the item of audio content into the podcast dynamically at a predetermined time. Other implementations of this aspect include corresponding systems, apparatus, and computer program products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William Irvin, Chad E. Steelberg, Ryan S. Steelberg, Russell K. Ketchum, John B. Park, Matt Chalawsky
  • Publication number: 20080256080
    Abstract: Sharing media content among families of broadcast stations includes receiving information relating to media content from families of broadcast stations, storing the information such that the information is accessible to at least two of the families of broadcast stations via a computer network, receiving a query for specific media content from a broadcast station, searching the stored information in accordance with the query to identify the specific media content; and enabling the broadcast station to access to the specific media content if the specific media content is identified among the stored information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: William Irvin, Chad E. Steelberg, Ryan S. Steelberg, Matt Chalawsky, Dipankar Gupta, Bradley D. Townsend, Jeffrey W. Houston
  • Publication number: 20080255686
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering audio content to listeners. In general, one aspect can be a method that includes receiving a request to download a podcast, and determining a targeted advertisement to be inserted into the podcast. The method also includes inserting the targeted advertisement into the podcast dynamically at a predetermined time. Other implementations of this aspect include corresponding systems, apparatus, and computer program products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William Irvin, Chad E. Steelberg, Ryan S. Steelberg, Russell K. Ketchum, John B. Park, Matt Chalawsky
  • Publication number: 20080255904
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for monitoring the effectiveness of advertisements broadcast is described. The method includes detecting that an advertisement has been aired by a broadcast station, monitoring a network for a duration subsequent to the airing of the advertisement for activity attributable to the airing of the advertisement, and developing a quantitative relationship between the activity and a number of listeners of the advertisement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: John B. Park, Chad E. Steelberg, Ryan S. Steelberg, Russell K. Ketchum
  • Publication number: 20030139190
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing authenticated, secure, communication between a gaming host communicating via radio frequency (RF) subcarriers to a remote user device in another location. Location of the remote user device and the host server are determined by accessing signals generated by either Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites, or by terrestrial radio broadcast stations, through a process known as radio frequency triangulation telemetry tracking (RF-3T). Player authentication (identity verification) is determined by use of a personal identification number (PIN). A remote user device may be implemented as a stand alone or self-contained single unit that is portable and can receive communications via radio frequency, or may be implemented as one or more discreet components adapted to be used with a laptop, a personal digital assistant (PDA), or desktop personal computer (PC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventors: Ryan S. Steelberg, Chad E. Steelberg