Patents by Inventor Scott Wolf

Scott Wolf 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: 11689302
    Abstract: A server system accesses a profile of a user of the media-providing service. The profile indicates a demographic group of the user. For each media item of a plurality of media items, the server system determines a year associated with the media item. The server system selects content for the user based at least in part on an affinity of members of the demographic group, as compared to members of other demographic groups, for content from the year associated with the media item. The server system provides the selected content to a client device associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Clay Gibson, Santiago Gil, Ian Anderson, Oguz Semerci, Scott Wolf, Margreth Mpossi
  • Publication number: 20220376570
    Abstract: A rotor assembly for an electric motor includes a rotor core and a plurality of magnets. The rotor core defines a rotation axis. Each of the magnets includes a magnet stem portion and a magnet arm portion. The magnet stem portion extends radially relative to the rotational axis to present a radially outermost stem end. The magnet arm portion is located at least in part radially outward from the stem end. In addition, the magnet arm portion extends circumferentially in opposite directions relative to the magnet stem portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Ley, Timothy H. Sullivan, Scott Wolf
  • Publication number: 20220077945
    Abstract: A server system accesses a profile of a user of the media-providing service. The profile indicates a demographic group of the user. For each track of a plurality of tracks, the server system determines a year associated with the track. The server system selects content for the user based at least in part on an affinity of members of the demographic group, as compared to members of other demographic groups, of music from the year associated with the track. The server system provides the selected content to a client device associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Clay GIBSON, Santiago GIL, Ian ANDERSON, Oguz SEMERCI, Scott WOLF, Margreth MPOSSI
  • Publication number: 20210382681
    Abstract: An electronic device associated with a media-providing service has one or more processors and memory storing instructions for execution by the one or more processors. For each track of a plurality of tracks consumed by a user of the media-providing service, the electronic device receives, over a time window, an indication of user selection of the track to compile a listening history of the user and determines, based on the listening history of the user with the media-providing service, whether the track has previously been consumed by the user. The electronic device determines, for the user, a discovery score corresponding to an average preference of the user for selecting previously unconsumed tracks. In response to determining that an amount of use of the media-providing service by the user does not satisfy a use threshold, the electronic device forgoes recommending tracks to the user based on the discovery score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Clay GIBSON, Will SHAPIRO, Santiago GIL, Ian ANDERSON, Margreth MPOSSI, Oguz SEMERCI, Scott WOLF, Benjamin LACKER
  • Patent number: 11159261
    Abstract: A server system accesses a profile of a user of the media-providing service. The profile indicates a demographic group of the user. For each track of a plurality of tracks, the server system determines a year associated with the track. The server system selects content for the user based at least in part on an affinity of members of the demographic group, as compared to members of other demographic groups, of music from the year associated with the track. The server system provides the selected content to a client device associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Clay Gibson, Santiago Gil, Ian Anderson, Oguz Semerci, Scott Wolf, Margreth Mpossi
  • Patent number: 11080002
    Abstract: An electronic device associated with a media-providing service has one or more processors and memory storing instructions for execution by the one or more processors. For each track of a plurality of tracks consumed by a user of the media-providing service, the electronic device receives, over a time window, an indication of user selection of the track to compile a listening history of the user and determines, based on the listening history of the user with the media-providing service, whether the track has previously been consumed by the user. The electronic device determines, for the user, a discovery score corresponding to an average preference of the user for selecting previously unconsumed tracks. In response to determining that an amount of use of the media-providing service by the user does not satisfy a use threshold, the electronic device forgoes recommending tracks to the user based on the discovery score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Clay Gibson, Will Shapiro, Santiago Gil, Ian Anderson, Margreth Mpossi, Oguz Semerci, Scott Wolf, Benjamin Lacker
  • Publication number: 20210207407
    Abstract: A portable safe that includes a lower shell having a sidewall surrounding a bottom wall and defining an internal cavity and includes a cover rotatably and lockably coupled to the lower shell, wherein the cover has at least one photovoltaic cell directly coupled thereto and has a top surface defining at least one solar intake aperture exposing the at least one photovoltaic cell to an ambient environment and configured to convert solar energy to energy usable by the portable safe. The lower shell or the cover defines a cable aperture for receiving a cable that is operably configured to form a loop for surrounding a structural object. The safe has a locked position with the cable longitudinally retained by at least one of the cover and the lower shell and an article loading position with a portion of the cover removed from the lower shell and exposing the internal cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Beachsafe LLC
    Inventors: Scott Wolf, Robin Strauss
  • Patent number: 10972583
    Abstract: An electronic device associated with a media-providing service assigns one or more characteristics of media items to at least one respective personality trait of a plurality of personality traits. The media items are provided by the media-providing service. The electronic device assigns one or more user behaviors to a first personality trait and tracks behavior of a user. The electronic device determines that a tracked behavior of the user corresponds to a first user behavior of the one or more user behaviors and assigns the first personality trait to the user based at least in part on determining that the tracked behavior of the user corresponds to the first user behavior. The electronic device provides personalized content to the user in accordance with a determination that the degree to which the tracked behavior of the user corresponds to the first user behavior satisfies a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Clay Gibson, Will Shapiro, Santiago Gil, Ian Anderson, Margreth Mpossi, Oguz Semerci, Scott Wolf
  • Patent number: 10798214
    Abstract: An electronic device associated with a media-providing service assigns one or more characteristics of media items to at least one respective personality trait of a plurality of personality traits. The media items are provided by the media-providing service. The electronic device assigns one or more user behaviors to a first personality trait and tracks behavior of a user. The electronic device determines that a tracked behavior of the user corresponds to a first user behavior of the one or more user behaviors and assigns the first personality trait to the user based at least in part on determining that the tracked behavior of the user corresponds to the first user behavior. The electronic device provides personalized content to the user in accordance with a determination that the degree to which the tracked behavior of the user corresponds to the first user behavior satisfies a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Clay Gibson, Will Shapiro, Santiago Gil, Ian Anderson, Margreth Mpossi, Oguz Semerci, Scott Wolf
  • Publication number: 20200295859
    Abstract: A server system accesses a profile of a user of the media-providing service. The profile indicates a demographic group of the user. For each track of a plurality of tracks, the server system determines a year associated with the track. The server system selects content for the user based at least in part on an affinity of members of the demographic group, as compared to members of other demographic groups, of music from the year associated with the track. The server system provides the selected content to a client device associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Clay GIBSON, Santiago GIL, Ian ANDERSON, Oguz SEMERCI, Scott WOLF, Margreth MPOSSI
  • Publication number: 20200244768
    Abstract: An electronic device associated with a media-providing service assigns one or more characteristics of media items to at least one respective personality trait of a plurality of personality traits. The media items are provided by the media-providing service. The electronic device assigns one or more user behaviors to a first personality trait and tracks behavior of a user. The electronic device determines that a tracked behavior of the user corresponds to a first user behavior of the one or more user behaviors and assigns the first personality trait to the user based at least in part on determining that the tracked behavior of the user corresponds to the first user behavior. The electronic device provides personalized content to the user in accordance with a determination that the degree to which the tracked behavior of the user corresponds to the first user behavior satisfies a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Clay GIBSON, Will SHAPIRO, Santiago GIL, Ian ANDERSON, Margreth MPOSSI, Oguz SEMERCI, Scott WOLF
  • Patent number: 10707982
    Abstract: A server system accesses a listening history of a user of the media-providing service, where the user is in a demographic group. For each track of a plurality of tracks in the listening history of the user, the server system determines a year associated with the track and calculates a first metric based at least in part of an affinity of members of a demographic group, as compared to members of other demographic groups, of music from the year associated with the track. The server system selects content for the user based on the first metric and provides the selected content to a client device associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Clay Gibson, Santiago Gil, Ian Anderson, Oguz Semerci, Scott Wolf, Margreth Mpossi
  • Publication number: 20200053177
    Abstract: An electronic device accesses a listening history of a user of a media-providing service. For each characteristic of a set of characteristics describing tracks provided by the media-providing service, the electronic device determines, for the user, a measure of divergence indicating a degree of lack of uniformity in the listening history of the user with respect to listening contexts. The electronic device identifies a characteristic, of the set of characteristics, having a respective measure of divergence that satisfies a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Clay Gibson, Will Shapiro, Santiago Gil, Ian Anderson, Margreth Mpossi, Oguz Semerci, Scott Wolf
  • Publication number: 20200007253
    Abstract: A server system accesses a listening history of a user of the media-providing service, where the user is in a demographic group. For each track of a plurality of tracks in the listening history of the user, the server system determines a year associated with the track and calculates a first metric based at least in part of an affinity of members of a demographic group, as compared to members of other demographic groups, of music from the year associated with the track. The server system selects content for the user based on the first metric and provides the selected content to a client device associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Clay Gibson, Santiago Gil, Ian Anderson, Oguz Semerci, Scott Wolf, Margreth Mpossi
  • Publication number: 20190369948
    Abstract: An electronic device associated with a media-providing service has one or more processors and memory storing instructions for execution by the one or more processors. For each track of a plurality of tracks consumed by a user of the media-providing service, the electronic device receives, over a time window, an indication of user selection of the track to compile a listening history of the user and determines, based on the listening history of the user with the media-providing service, whether the track has previously been consumed by the user. The electronic device determines, for the user, a discovery score corresponding to an average preference of the user for selecting previously unconsumed tracks. In response to determining that an amount of use of the media-providing service by the user does not satisfy a use threshold, the electronic device forgoes recommending tracks to the user based on the discovery score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Clay Gibson, Will Shapiro, Santiago Gil, Ian Anderson, Margreth Mpossi, Oguz Semerci, Scott Wolf, Benjamin Lacker
  • Patent number: 10454603
    Abstract: A server system accesses a listening history of a user of the media-providing service, where the user is in a demographic group. For each track of a plurality of tracks in the listening history of the user, the server system calculates a first metric based at least in part on an affinity of members of the demographic group, as compared to members of other demographic groups, for the track. The server system selects content for the user based on the first metric and provides the selected content to a client device associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Clay Gibson, Santiago Gil, Ian Anderson, Oguz Semerci, Scott Wolf, Margreth Mpossi
  • Patent number: 10412183
    Abstract: An electronic device accesses a listening history of a user of a media-providing service, and for each characteristic of a set of characteristics describing tracks provided by the media-providing service, determines a measure of divergence with respect to listening contexts for the listening history of the user. The electronic device identifies a characteristic that has a respective measure of divergence that satisfies a threshold indicative of a lack of uniformity in the listening history with respect to the listening contexts. The electronic device determines a representative value of the identified characteristic for a listening context corresponding to a current listening context of the user. The electronic device provides personalized content to a client device of the user based on the current listening context and representative value of the identified characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Clay Gibson, Will Shapiro, Santiago Gil, Ian Anderson, Margreth Mpossi, Oguz Semerci, Scott Wolf
  • Patent number: 10334073
    Abstract: A server system divides respective groups of a plurality of groups of sessions for multiple users of the media-providing service into respective pluralities of clusters. The server system tracks user interaction with a client device during a user session and identifies the user session as belonging to a first cluster of the pluralities of clusters based at least in part on the user interaction. The server system personalizes content for the user session using one or more content criteria associated with the first cluster, in accordance with identifying that the user session belongs to the first cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Clay Gibson, Will Shapiro, Santiago Gil, Ian Anderson, Margreth Mpossi, Oguz Semerci, Scott Wolf
  • Publication number: 20190082032
    Abstract: An electronic device associated with a media-providing service assigns one or more characteristics of media items to at least one respective personality trait of a plurality of personality traits. The media items are provided by the media-providing service. The electronic device assigns one or more user behaviors to a first personality trait and tracks behavior of a user. The electronic device determines that a tracked behavior of the user corresponds to a first user behavior of the one or more user behaviors and assigns the first personality trait to the user based at least in part on determining that the tracked behavior of the user corresponds to the first user behavior. The electronic device provides personalized content to the user in accordance with a determination that the degree to which the tracked behavior of the user corresponds to the first user behavior satisfies a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Clay GIBSON, Will SHAPIRO, Santiago GIL, Ian ANDERSON, Margreth MPOSSI, Oguz SEMERCI, Scott WOLF
  • Patent number: 10223063
    Abstract: An electronic device is associated with a media-providing service. The electronic has one or more processors and memory storing instructions for execution by the one or more processors. For each track of a plurality of tracks consumed by a user of the media-providing service, the electronic device determines, based on a listening history of the user with the media-providing service, whether the track has previously been consumed by the user. The electronic device determines, for the user, a discovery score based on a number of the plurality of tracks determined to not have been previously consumed by the user. The electronic device provides personalized content to the user based on the discovery score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Clay Gibson, Will Shapiro, Santiago Gil, Ian Anderson, Margreth Mpossi, Oguz Semerci, Scott Wolf, Benjamin Lacker