Patents by Inventor Seth Godin

Seth Godin 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: 8797919
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods to establish communications between devices. In one embodiment, a method of sharing data includes, without requiring a proxy device and without requiring a server to enable communications, receiving a request transmitted by a requesting device, authenticating the requesting device, and establishing a connection between the requesting device and a requested device. The requesting device and the requested device are dissimilar communication devices having dissimilar communications standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Lovy, David M. Arfin, Elliot Lovy, Edward M. Sesek, Nathaniel Mark Saal, Steven J. Schwarzenbach, Seth Godin
  • Publication number: 20120002571
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods to establish communications between devices. In one embodiment, a method of sharing data includes, without requiring a proxy device and without requiring a server to enable communications, receiving a request transmitted by a requesting device, authenticating the requesting device, and establishing a connection between the requesting device and a requested device. The requesting device and the requested device are dissimilar communication devices having dissimilar communications standards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Lovy, David M. Arfin, Elliot Lovy, Edward M. Sesek, Nathaniel Mark Saal, Steven J. Schwarzenbach, Seth Godin
  • Patent number: 8036143
    Abstract: Information may be transferred between dissimilar communication devices through a common interface. The common interface may operate on the dissimilar communication devices in accordance with aspects of the dissimilar communication devices that have been abstracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Lovy, David Arfin, Elliot Lovy, Edward M. Sesek, Nathaniel Mark Saal, Steven J. Schwarzenbach, Seth Godin
  • Patent number: 7461022
    Abstract: An electronic auction system known as the Yahoo! Auction System provides functionality that permits users to conduct auction transactions with various payment units, such as incentive points and credit points, as well as money. Points can be earned in a variety of ways and redeemed via online auctions. The Yahoo! Auction System includes a web server, a messaging server, a database server, and various databases including an account database for storing information about account balance, expiration date for each point or group of points, and redemption information. The Yahoo! Auction System provides different auction formats, such as Standard Auction, Dutch Auction, Progressive Auction, Buy-or-Bid Auction, and Declining Bid Auction. The Yahoo! Auction System reserves the bid amount associated any new valid bid in the bidder's account and unreserves those bid amounts that were previously reserved but are no longer the winning bid or otherwise displaced from the top bid positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Churchill, John Patrick Connelly, Eric Boyd, Venkat Panchapakesan, Seth Godin, Henry Hyunsuk Sohn, David Conway
  • Publication number: 20040213271
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods, apparatuses, devices, and/or systems for digital device communications are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Daniel Lovy, David Arfin, Elliot Lovy, Edward M. Sesek, Nathaniel Mark Saal, Steven J. Schwarzenbach, Seth Godin