Patents by Inventor Ryan Stoner

Ryan Stoner 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: 20170048571
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce ISRAEL, Charles W.K. GRITTON, Frank A. HUNLETH, Stephen SCHEIREY, Daniel S. SIMPKINS, Ryan STONER, Yizhong WANG
  • Patent number: 9503769
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, Charles W. K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Publication number: 20160156955
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Bruce ISRAEL, Charles W.K. GRITTON, Frank A. HUNLETH, Stephen SCHEIREY, Daniel S. SIMPKINS, Ryan STONER, Yizhong WANG
  • Patent number: 9239859
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, Charles W. K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Publication number: 20150161196
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Bruce ISRAEL, Charles W.K. GRITTON, Frank A. HUNLETH, Stephen SCHEIREY, Daniel S. SIMPKINS, Ryan STONER, Yizhong WANG
  • Patent number: 9043369
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, Charles W. K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Publication number: 20130291009
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Bruce ISRAEL, Charles W.K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Patent number: 8412748
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, III, Charles W. K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Publication number: 20120204092
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing the reading experience of an e-book is disclosed. The system comprises an application program configured for installation to an electronic device, a plurality of markup tags to display information stored in the e-book, the system adaptable to create at least one page of the e-book dynamically and to compile the at least one page at run-time. The plurality of markup tags indicates a triggering event. The system and method enable a publisher to quickly, easily, and inexpensively enhance a user's experience of an e-book. The process of adding markup tags to an existing e-book allows a publisher to add additional content and interactive features to an e-book without expensive and time consuming processes, and without reformatting the entire e-book.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Ryan Stoner, Oliver Rabenschlag, Drew McAuliffe
  • Publication number: 20120204086
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing the reading experience of an e-book is disclosed. The system comprises an application program configured for installation to an electronic device, a plurality of markup tags to indicate triggering events stored in the e-book, and a processing engine adaptable to read the plurality of markup tags. The system is adaptable to create at least one page of the e-book dynamically and to compile the at least one page at run-time. The processing engine records the progress of the user through the e-book and collects statistical information used to calculate the user's reading rate. The triggering events are timed to occur based on the reading rate such that the triggering events execute approximately at the moment the user reads tagged content. The system and method enable a publisher to quickly, easily, and inexpensively enhance a user's experience of an e-book.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Ryan Stoner, Oliver Rabenschlag, Drew McAuliffe
  • Publication number: 20120200573
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing the reading experience of an e-book is disclosed. The system comprises an application program configured for installation to an electronic device, a plurality of markup tags to display information stored in the e-book, the system adaptable to create at least one page of the e-book dynamically and to compile the at least one page at run-time. The plurality of markup tags indicates a triggering event or for the system to unlock information stored in the e-book. The processing engine records the progress of a user through the e-book and the user's interactions with the plurality of markup tags. The system and method enable a publisher to quickly, easily, and inexpensively enhance a user's experience of an e-book. The process of adding markup tags to an existing e-book allows a publisher to add additional content and interactive features to an e-book without expensive and time consuming processes, and without reformatting the entire e-book.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Ryan Stoner, Oliver Rabenschlag, Drew McAuliffe
  • Publication number: 20120185492
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, Charles W.K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Patent number: 8161082
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, Charles W. K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Publication number: 20100086022
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for communicating and processing data in communication networks, e.g., cable networks and/or interactive television networks. Selective use of different data streams and encoding techniques enable sophisticated user interfaces to be generated on client devices having varying processing capabilities. MPEG encoding techniques have reduced complexity to enable better response time to user requests. Specialized user interface features, such as hoverzooming, are enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Frank A. Hunleth, Charles W.K. Gritton, Kevin M. Conroy, Ryan Stoner
  • Patent number: 7634793
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for communicating and processing data in communication networks, e.g., cable networks and/or interactive television networks. Selective use of different data streams and encoding techniques enable sophisticated user interfaces to be generated on client devices having varying processing capabilities. MPEG encoding techniques have reduced complexity to enable better response time to user requests. Specialized user interface features, such as hoverzooming, are enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank A. Hunleth, Charles W. K. Gritton, Kevin M. Conroy, Ryan Stoner
  • Publication number: 20090150735
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Bruce ISRAEL, Charles W.K. GRITTON, Frank A. HUNLETH, Stephen SCHEIREY, Daniel S. SIMPKINS, Ryan STONER, Yizhong WANG
  • Patent number: 7493341
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, Charles W. K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Publication number: 20050283798
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for communicating and processing data in communication networks, e.g., cable networks and/or interactive television networks. Selective use of different data streams and encoding techniques enable sophisticated user interfaces to be generated on client devices having varying processing capabilities. MPEG encoding techniques have reduced complexity to enable better response time to user requests. Specialized user interface features, such as hoverzooming, are enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Applicant: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Hunleth, Charles Gritton, Kevin Conroy, Ryan Stoner
  • Publication number: 20050182792
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, Charles Gritton, Frank Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang