Patents by Inventor Shelly Glennon

Shelly Glennon 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: 10362351
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a first tuner task type is identified from among a plurality of tuner task types, in response to receiving a first tuner request. The first tuner request was made to perform a tuner task of the first tuner task type. A first set of tuner selection rules specifically for the first tuner task type is determined and applied to a set of tuners to determine whether the set of tuners comprises a tuner available to perform the tuner task of the first tuner task type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TIVO SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Shelly Glennon, Kimberly Paluch
  • Publication number: 20190222902
    Abstract: Techniques described herein enable searching for multimedia content and for downloading or scheduling the recording of the multimedia content. The multimedia content may have been previously stored on one or more databases. The client device may download or schedule the recording of multimedia content in one step, for example, in one touch. When desired multimedia content is not available, the multimedia content is added to the client device's wish list. When the client device's does not have a wish list, the client device's wish list may be created on the spot. During the scheduling of the recording, a tag associated with the multimedia content is checked to determine whether the multimedia content is live or delayed. When the tag indicates the multimedia content is live or delayed, the client device prompts with a suggestion to add extra time to the end of the recording of the multimedia content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Robert F. Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon, Brian Beach, Marcel Dubois
  • Patent number: 10313760
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing an integrated search is provided. An interface is provided that allows users to search and select any data related to a searchable term. Searchable terms may comprise titles of content, actors, and tags. Upon receiving results from the initial search, the user progresses through the initial search by selecting a result from the initial search and conducting a further search of that selection. The search may progress through many layers of searching in order to find information useful to the user and the user may perform actions based upon results of the search. The search implements a display with two columns, the first column displaying selectable data, and the second column displaying results to the selected data. The search is further customizable based upon a privacy level selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Shelly Glennon, Robert F. Poniatowski, Bryan James, Brian Beach
  • Publication number: 20190124288
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an adaptive search user interface is provided. An interface is provided that returns search results upon receiving each alphanumeric character of a search query term. Correlations of prefixes of alphanumeric characters and search results selected from previous searches are stored in a correlation matrix. Based upon the correlations in the correlation matrix, relevance rankings for search results with respect to the prefixes of alphanumeric characters are updated. Search results may be grouped based upon one or more common traits. Relevance rankings are also updated based upon the rate of change of selections recorded for a search result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Shelly Glennon, Brian Beach, James Cheng, Richard Lee, Kimberly Paluch, Robert Poniatowski, Margret Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10158823
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an adaptive search user interface is provided. An interface is provided that returns search results upon receiving each alphanumeric character of a search query term. Correlations of prefixes of alphanumeric characters and search results selected from previous searches are stored in a correlation matrix. Based upon the correlations in the correlation matrix, relevance rankings for search results with respect to the prefixes of alphanumeric characters are updated. Search results may be grouped based upon one or more common traits. Relevance rankings are also updated based upon the rate of change of selections recorded for a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Shelly Glennon, Brian Beach, James Cheng, Richard Lee, Kimberly Paluch, Robert Poniatowski, Margret Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20180213292
    Abstract: Techniques described herein enable a service to receive search requests from client systems and perform an integrated search across databases containing informational data for broadcast content and broadband content. The service receives the search request from the client device and formulates a query for at least one broadband database and at least one partner broadcast database. The service queries each broadband database with a compatible query that the service creates using information regarding the type of database queries each partner's database requires. Partners pay the service provider a fee for placing data in the database or for having their database searched by the service. The service formats the data received from the searches of the databases into a user interface screen that is presentable by the client device. The screen information instructs the client device on how it should respond to any key presses by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Marcel Dubois, Vin Chawla, Brian Beach, Glen Sanford, Robert F. Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon
  • Patent number: 9955226
    Abstract: Techniques described herein enable a service to receive search requests from client systems and perform an integrated search across databases containing informational data for broadcast content and broadband content. The service receives the search request from the client device and formulates a query for at least one broadband database and at least one partner broadcast database. The service queries each broadband database with a compatible query that the service creates using information regarding the type of database queries each partner's database requires. Partners pay the service provider a fee for placing data in the database or for having their database searched by the service. The service formats the data received from the searches of the databases into a user interface screen that is presentable by the client device. The screen information instructs the client device on how it should respond to any key presses by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: TIVO SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Marcel Dubois, Vin Chawla, Brian Beach, Glen Sanford, Robert Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon
  • Patent number: 9854312
    Abstract: Techniques are described that allow DVR users to create program shortcuts to different types of media content from content providers. A program shortcut comprises a reference to another media content. A user may generate a shortcut so that the user may easily find and return to media content without performing a new search. In addition, techniques may be used to automatically generate program shortcuts for a user based at least in part to user-indicated preferences or actions. Shortcuts may be generated to media content that is related to a preferred genre or media type specified by a user. Shortcuts may also be generated to content that is determined to be similar to content that is often viewed or recorded by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Margret Schmidt, Alex Liston, Shelly Glennon
  • Patent number: 9837122
    Abstract: Techniques described herein automatically identify, in a multimedia content, an advertiser from which an advertisement in the multimedia content originates and/or a brand to which the advertisement pertains. The system determines whether the identified advertiser and/or identified brand is specified in a not to be displayed list and if so, performs at least one of: presents alternative content during the time interval that the advertisement occupies in the multimedia content or skips over the advertisement in the multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: James Barton, Brian Beach, Margret Schmidt, Robert F. Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon
  • Publication number: 20170105050
    Abstract: Techniques described herein enable searching for multimedia content and for downloading or scheduling the recording of the multimedia content. The multimedia content may have been previously stored on one or more databases. The client device may download or schedule the recording of multimedia content in one step, for example, in one touch. When desired multimedia content is not available, the multimedia content is added to the client device's wish list. When the client device's does not have a wish list, the client device's wish list may be created on the spot. During the scheduling of the recording, a tag associated with the multimedia content is checked to determine whether the multimedia content is live or delayed. When the tag indicates the multimedia content is live or delayed, the client device prompts with a suggestion to add extra time to the end of the recording of the multimedia content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Robert F. Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon, Brian Beach, Marcel Dubois
  • Patent number: 9571892
    Abstract: Techniques described herein enable searching for multimedia content and for downloading or scheduling the recording of the multimedia content. The multimedia content may have been previously stored on one or more databases. The client device may download or schedule the recording of multimedia content in one step, for example, in one touch. When desired multimedia content is not available, the multimedia content is added to the client device's wish list. When the client device's does not have a wish list, the client device's wish list may be created on the spot. During the scheduling of the recording, a tag associated with the multimedia content is checked to determine whether the multimedia content is live or delayed. When the tag indicates the multimedia content is live or delayed, the client device prompts with a suggestion to add extra time to the end of the recording of the multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: TiVo Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon, Brian Beach, Marcel Dubois
  • Publication number: 20160198231
    Abstract: Techniques described herein enable a service to receive search requests from client systems and perform an integrated search across databases containing informational data for broadcast content and broadband content. The service receives the search request from the client device and formulates a query for at least one broadband database and at least one partner broadcast database. The service queries each broadband database with a compatible query that the service creates using information regarding the type of database queries each partner's database requires. Partners pay the service provider a fee for placing data in the database or for having their database searched by the service. The service formats the data received from the searches of the databases into a user interface screen that is presentable by the client device. The screen information instructs the client device on how it should respond to any key presses by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Marcel Dubois, Vin Chawla, Brian Beach, Glen Sanford, Robert F. Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon
  • Publication number: 20160134940
    Abstract: Techniques are described that allow DVR users to create program shortcuts to different types of media content from content providers. A program shortcut comprises a reference to another media content. A user may generate a shortcut so that the user may easily find and return to media content without performing a new search. In addition, techniques may be used to automatically generate program shortcuts for a user based at least in part to user-indicated preferences or actions. Shortcuts may be generated to media content that is related to a preferred genre or media type specified by a user. Shortcuts may also be generated to content that is determined to be similar to content that is often viewed or recorded by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Margret Schmidt, Alex Liston, Shelly Glennon
  • Patent number: 9288548
    Abstract: Techniques described herein enable a service to receive search requests from client systems and perform an integrated search across databases containing informational data for broadcast content and broadband content. The service receives the search request from the client device and formulates a query for at least one broadband database and at least one partner broadcast database. The service queries each broadband database with a compatible query that the service creates using information regarding the type of database queries each partner's database requires. Partners pay the service provider a fee for placing data in the database or for having their database searched by the service. The service formats the data received from the searches of the databases into a user interface screen that is presentable by the client device. The screen information instructs the client device on how it should respond to any key presses by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: TiVo Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Dubois, Vin Chawla, Brian Beach, Glen Sanford, Robert F. Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon
  • Patent number: 9270963
    Abstract: Techniques are described that allow DVR users to create program shortcuts to different types of media content from content providers. A program shortcut comprises a reference to another media content. A user may generate a shortcut so that the user may easily find and return to media content without performing a new search. In addition, techniques may be used to automatically generate program shortcuts for a user based at least in part to user-indicated preferences or actions. Shortcuts may be generated to media content that is related to a preferred genre or media type specified by a user. Shortcuts may also be generated to content that is determined to be similar to content that is often viewed or recorded by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: TiVo Inc.
    Inventors: Margret Schmidt, Alex Liston, Shelly Glennon
  • Publication number: 20150302891
    Abstract: Techniques described herein automatically identify, in a multimedia content, an advertiser from which an advertisement in the multimedia content originates and/or a brand to which the advertisement pertains. The system determines whether the identified advertiser and/or identified brand is specified in a not to be displayed list and if so, performs at least one of: presents alternative content during the time interval that the advertisement occupies in the multimedia content or skips over the advertisement in the multimedia content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: James Barton, Brian Beach, Margret Schmidt, Robert F. Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon
  • Patent number: 9094718
    Abstract: Techniques described herein automatically identifies, in a multimedia content, an advertiser from which an advertisement in the multimedia content originates and/or a brand to which the advertisement pertains. The system determines whether the identified advertiser and/or identified brand is specified in a not to be displayed list and if so, performs at least one of: presents alternative content during the time interval that the advertisement occupies in the multimedia content or skips over the advertisement in the multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: TiVo Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Barton, Brian Beach, Margret Schmidt, Robert F. Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon
  • Patent number: 9037999
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an adaptive search user interface is provided. The user interface allows for search results to be customized by the user. The user interface includes a discovery bar of multimedia content that includes additional media content, advertisements, and features that are recommended to users. The discovery bar of multimedia content is customizable based upon user command input. The user interface also includes methods and graphical interface in which to resolve recording conflicts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: TiVo Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon, Glen Sanford, Kimberly Paluch, Margret Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20150131974
    Abstract: Techniques described herein enable searching for multimedia content and for downloading or scheduling the recording of the multimedia content. The multimedia content may have been previously stored on one or more databases. The client device may download or schedule the recording of multimedia content in one step, for example, in one touch. When desired multimedia content is not available, the multimedia content is added to the client device's wish list. When the client device's does not have a wish list, the client device's wish list may be created on the spot. During the scheduling of the recording, a tag associated with the multimedia content is checked to determine whether the multimedia content is live or delayed. When the tag indicates the multimedia content is live or delayed, the client device prompts with a suggestion to add extra time to the end of the recording of the multimedia content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Robert F. Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon, Brian Beach, Marcel Dubois
  • Publication number: 20150052568
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a first tuner task type is identified from among a plurality of tuner task types, in response to receiving a first tuner request. The first tuner request was made to perform a tuner task of the first tuner task type. A first set of tuner selection rules specifically for the first tuner task type is determined and applied to a set of tuners to determine whether the set of tuners comprises a tuner available to perform the tuner task of the first tuner task type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Shelly Glennon, Kimberly Paluch