Patents by Inventor Scott A. Durgin

Scott A. Durgin 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: 20180336515
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, according to one embodiment, includes receiving, over a network, one or more sensor-recorded data elements related to information selected from the group consisting of: product identification, condition associated with a consumer product at a particular time and/or place, location associated with the consumer product at the particular time and/or place, and current state associated with a consumer product at a particular time and/or place. The received data elements are used to create or update an entry for the payload of a transaction in a blockchain. The entry is sent for recording as a transaction in a specified blockchain ledger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Peter A. Mehring, Scott A. Durgin, Thomas C. Reese
  • Publication number: 20160231718
    Abstract: A scheme for coordinating the preferences of multiple intelligent devices into the setting of parameters for devices and users is described. This coordination involves the negotiation of preferences between multiple devices within a context using one of more of a multiplicity of negotiating techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Twin Harbor Labs, LLC
    Inventors: James D Logan, Scott Durgin, Richard A Baker, JR.
  • Patent number: 8230343
    Abstract: A system for utilizing metadata created either at a central location for shared use by connected users, or at each individual user's location, to enhance user's enjoyment of available broadcast programming content. A variety of mechanisms are employed for automatically and manually identifying and designating programming segments, associating descriptive metadata which the identified segments, distributing the metadata for use at client locations, and using the supplied metadata to selectively record and playback desired programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Digitalsmiths, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Logan, Scott A. Durgin, Brian D Doe, Vincent E. Colella, Jeffrey M. Santos, Michael G. Palone, Stephen Boone, McFarland Hale, Paul M. Mansfield, Gregory J. Read
  • Publication number: 20120087637
    Abstract: A system is presented for replaying a broadcast sports event using a video on demand or personal video recording system. Metadata is created that subdivides the original broadcast into segments, and associates descriptive information with each segment. Playlists that specify an ordered subsequence of the sequence may be selected and used to present a variety of expanded or condensed versions of the sporting event to a viewer. Navigation controls including segment lists, specially formatted screen displays, and special functions under the control of a user-operated remote control, facilitate the interactive selection and control of the presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: James D. Logan, Scott A. Durgin, Dana Burd
  • Patent number: 8091111
    Abstract: A system for replaying a broadcast sports event using a video on demand or personal video recording system. Metadata is created that subdivides the original broadcast into segments, and associates descriptive information with each segment. Playlists that specify an ordered subsequence of the sequence may be selected and used to present a variety of expanded or condensed versions of the sporting event to a viewer. Navigation controls including segment lists, specially formatted screen displays, and special functions under the control of a user-operated remote control, facilitate the interactive selection and control of the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Digitalsmiths, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Logan, Scott A. Durgin, Dana Burd
  • Publication number: 20080092168
    Abstract: A system for utilizing metadata created either at a central location for shared use by connected users, or at each individual user's location, to enhance user's enjoyment of available broadcast programming content. A variety of mechanisms are employed for automatically and manually identifying and designating programming segments, associating descriptive metadata which the identified segments, distributing the metadata for use at client locations, and using the supplied metadata to selectively record and playback desired programming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: James Logan, Scott Durgin, Brian Doe, Vincent Colella, Jeffrey Santos, Michael Palone, Stephen Boone, McFarland Hale, Paul Mansfield, Gregory Read
  • Publication number: 20080060001
    Abstract: A system for replaying a broadcast sports event using a video on demand or personal video recording system. Metadata is created that subdivides the original broadcast into segments, and associates descriptive information with each segment. Playlists that specify an ordered subsequence of the sequence may be selected and used to present a variety of expanded or condensed versions of the sporting event to a viewer. Navigation controls including segment lists, specially formatted screen displays, and special functions under the control of a user-operated remote control, facilitate the interactive selection and control of the presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: James Logan, Scott Durgin, Dana Burd
  • Publication number: 20070100834
    Abstract: Methods are provided for managing, sharing and providing access to data, especially among systems that are used to conduct a distributed application. Such methods may be beneficial, for example, in distributed networks having occasionally-connected devices. Methods are provided for linking and synchronizing data in a distributed network. In one example system, loosely-coupled systems may be used to implement such a network. Further, an abstraction layer may be used to abstract data elements (e.g., files, database elements) from those used by an application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Inventors: John Landry, Phil Stanhope, Scott Durgin, Armando Neves, Igor Kuklin, Hossein Farkhondehpour, Mikhail Tchekmarev
  • Publication number: 20070088707
    Abstract: A synchronization system is provided that distributes synchronization system-based applications and synchronization system-based application extensions and their associated resources and components (hereinafter “plug-in applications” or “plug-ins”). Components are maintained such that any synchronization system-based application instantiation may be changed or updated by the synchronization system. In one specific example using the synchronization system, each synchronization system-based application or plug-in is self-contained and self-updateable through a synchronization system synchronization process. A further benefit is that the synchronization system and synchronization system-based applications may be extended independent of device type or operating system. Thus, a system is provided for synchronizing one or more plug-in applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventors: Scott Durgin, Michael Palone, Phil Stanhope, Mikhail Chekmarev
  • Publication number: 20070038642
    Abstract: A synchronization system is provided that distributes synchronization system-based applications and synchronization system-based application extensions and their associated resources and components (hereinafter “plug-in applications” or “plug-ins”). Components are maintained such that any synchronization system-based application instantiation may be changed or updated by the synchronization system. In one specific example using the synchronization system, each synchronization system-based application or plug-in is self-contained and self-updateable through a synchronization system synchronization process. A further benefit is that the synchronization system and synchronization system-based applications may be extended independent of device type or operating system. Thus, a system is provided for synchronizing one or more plug-in applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Scott Durgin, Michael Palone, Phil Stanhope, Mikhail Chekmarev
  • Publication number: 20060123010
    Abstract: Methods are provided for managing, sharing and providing access to data, especially among systems that are used to conduct a distributed application. Such methods may be beneficial, for example, in distributed networks having occasionally-connected devices. Methods are provided for linking and synchronizing data in a distributed network. In one example system, loosely-coupled systems may be used to implement such a network. Further, an abstraction layer may be used to abstract data elements (e.g., files, database elements) from those used by an application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: John Landry, Phil Stanhope, Scott Durgin, Armando Neves, Igor Kuklin, Hossein Farkhondehpour, Mikhail Tchekmarev, Francis Tsai, Ying Su, Sabatino Gentile
  • Publication number: 20050005308
    Abstract: A system for replaying a broadcast sports event using a video on demand or personal video recording system. Metadata is created that subdivides the original broadcast into segments, and associates descriptive information with each segment. Playlists that specify an ordered subsequence of the sequence may be selected and used to present a variety of expanded or condensed versions of the sporting event to a viewer. Navigation controls including segment lists, specially formatted screen displays, and special functions under the control of a user-operated remote control, facilitate the interactive selection and control of the presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: James Logan, Scott Durgin, Dana Burd
  • Publication number: 20030093790
    Abstract: A system for utilizing metadata created either at a central location for shared use by connected users, or at each individual user's location, to enhance user's enjoyment of available broadcast programming content. A variety of mechanisms are employed for automatically and manually identifying and designating programming segments, associating descriptive metadata which the identified segments, distributing the metadata for use at client locations, and using the supplied metadata to selectively record and playback desired programming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: James D. Logan, Scott A. Durgin, Brian D. Doe, Vincent E. Colella, McFarland Hale, Paul M. Mansfield, Gregory J. Read, Jeffrey M. Santos, Michael G. Palone, Stephen Boone