Patents by Inventor Sergey Stepanov

Sergey Stepanov 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: 20140298364
    Abstract: A conversation is facilitated that ascertains the emotional state of a user in order to recommend media content such as a movie, film, video, digital book, or other media content for enjoyment. Based on the emotional stated ascertained, media content is recommended as selections, in which a user can select via a user device to receive the recommended media content. A set of measures are further generated for one or more users to rate media content based on an emotion caused by the media content. The measures include emoticons, a text message, and/or a multiple choice selection, for example, by which the user can used to communicate the emotion caused by the media content. A tagging component tags the media content with the measure at one or more segments of the content based on the measure received from users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Sergey Stepanov, Andrey N. Nikankin
  • Publication number: 20140201766
    Abstract: Viewing history regarding one or more instances of media content is generated for subsequent analysis. The viewing history is developed based on recording timestamps associated with one or more instances that viewing of the media content is interrupted, paused, terminated, etc. The timestamps can be supplemented with metadata associated with the media content (e.g., media title, genre, duration, actor, actress, etc.) along with information collected from the communication system conveying the media content. By data mining the timestamps in conjunction with other pertinent data it is possible to determine why a viewer may not have viewed the media content in its entirety, as well as recommend future content. Analysis of the viewing history can be performed in conjunction with previously stored viewing histories, along with other viewers viewing histories, etc., to gain a broader understanding of a viewing history for a given media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Sergey Stepanov, Dmitry V. Loginov, Evgeny Dolgov
  • Publication number: 20140172689
    Abstract: Flexible managing and monetizing of multimedia content are applied in a distribution network. Credit amounts to charge to accounts are determined. Content servers can determine alter access to and ownership of services and/or multimedia content. Services and content can be purchased and/or altered during multimedia playback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Sergey Stepanov, Ivan Grodetsky, Artem Kirakosyan, Vitaly Grigorash
  • Publication number: 20140059388
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for systems and methods effective to provide an automatic diagnostic data collection system to facilitate diagnosis of technical problems associated with computing device and to facilitate the analysis of marketing and performance metrics of the computing devices. When a user of a computing device calls or accesses a help desk and/or call center, data can be automatically collected from the computing device to allow the help desk operator quickly and accurately diagnose the problem. If no error is specified, general diagnosis data including results of a trace route between a server and the computing device can be collected. If an error is specified, error logs associated with the error can also be collected. The data can be filtered based on a diagnosis request and transferred to the relevant technical support system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Anton Patiev, Igor Sokolov, Sergey Stepanov
  • Publication number: 20140047562
    Abstract: Providing for client-selected user authentication in relation to accessing or acquiring online media content is described herein. In response to an access request transmitted by a client device, a server can determine a type of request employed by the client device and identify a type of media playback device associated with the client. Identification can be based on information specified within the access request, information derived from information pertaining to the access request, information derived from stored associations between access request and types of playback devices, or suitable combinations thereof. Once identified, promotional content or service(s) can be allocated to a subscriber account in response to the access request satisfying one or more criteria. In this manner, a service provider can facilitate client-selection of a mode of user authorization, while incentivizing a particular type of playback device for acquiring content from or generally interfacing with the service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Sergey Stepanov, Vsevolod Kuznetsov
  • Publication number: 20130298155
    Abstract: The subject disclosure provides for user account authorization in conjunction with online multimedia television content services. By way of example, a network-enabled television device can request a video identification code in response to a power-on event. A set of video data comprising a picture of a distinct identification code can be received from a network server in response to the request. The video data can be played on a video display of the television device, to facilitate verifying that a user or viewer of the television device maintains a subscription account associated with online multimedia television services. Upon successful verification, the television device can be linked with the subscription account, and promotional content or services associated with the verification can be allocated to the subscription account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Sergey Stepanov
  • Publication number: 20130139196
    Abstract: Providing for automated network-related user authentication in conjunction with video on demand streaming media services is described herein. A network-enabled media playback device, such as a television, can be configured to initiate a network process in response to being powered-on. The network process can facilitate access to a network data store, where stored data indicative of authorization status of one or more user accounts can be obtained, and used for loading account preferences associated with a user. Where no accounts are authorized, a login and authorization message is sent to a communication account associated with the network-enabled playback device to facilitate authenticating and logging a user into the network-enabled playback device. Particular aspects provide for filtering media content based on user preferences and account profile information, and displaying a subset of preferred content, or automatically initiating playback of a selected media program for the user account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Igor Sokolov, Vsevolod Kuznetsov, Sergey Stepanov