Patents by Inventor Stefan Belavy

Stefan Belavy 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: 20220253142
    Abstract: Simulating interaction with an object represented in a virtual environment is disclosed. A system includes one or more circuits configured to receive an indicator of a sensed touch in a virtual environment and to determine, based on the indicator, an area of the sensed touch. The one or more circuits are further configured to generate a simulated touch by applying a field to one or more touch simulators, the field actuating the one or more touch simulators by linearly displacing an element of the one or more touch simulators. In implementations, the touch simulators are actuated based on data describing textures and weights of the object represented in the virtual environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton Gustin, Deepak Rangaswami, Stefan Belavy, Antonio Haro, Andrew Chalkley
  • Patent number: 10824665
    Abstract: A system and method for improved navigation of available titles for a streaming media service is disclosed herein. After entering a discovery mode, a list of categories is presented to a user. Once a user selects a category, a list of criteria specific to the selected category is presented. After a user selects a criteria, a list of categories can be shown to the user, limited to those categories available after the criteria was selected. After a second category is selected, then a list of criteria, specific to the previously selected criteria and to the second category, is presented. Each time a user selects a new criteria, the number of titles available to a user is reduced. Such a process can be repeated, further limiting the number of titles shown to the user, until a user finally chooses a media file to view. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Belavy, Amir-Pilo Al-Shreideh, Gajanan Lonkar, Ping-Hsien Lin, Vikas Deshpande, Gouri Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10642880
    Abstract: A system and method for improved video streaming is disclosed herein. After receiving a log-in request from a user, an embodiment can access the user's account information to find available media files for the user. An embodiment can then determine if any of the available media files for the user are partially viewed. The partially viewed media files are displayed to the user, including a title of the media file and a viewed time of each media file. Thereafter, a user can select one of the list of partially viewed media files. Playback of the media file begins at the viewed time of the selected media file. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: VUDU, INC.
    Inventors: Gajanan Lonkar, Stefan Belavy, Ping-Hsien Lin, Vikas Deshpande, Gouri Deshpande, Sirisha Naga Lakshmi Yenigalla, Wendy Coquilla, Christine Park
  • Patent number: 10368137
    Abstract: A system and method for scrolling through a media file is presented. Playback of a media file is initiated. An instruction is received an instruction to enter an expanded view mode. The expanded view mode can include an information view mode and a poster mode. In the information view mode, a variety of information about the media file is displayed, including a synopsis, cast information, and the like. In the poster mode, a variety of graphical images are displayed, each representing a different media file and configured to resemble a movie poster. The media files can be trailers or other type of previews. There can be a method for a user to add a preview to a wishlist or order the media file represented by the preview. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: VUDU, INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Belavy, Sirisha Naga Lakshmi Yenigalla, Julian Franco, Wyatt Leung
  • Patent number: 10354016
    Abstract: A system and method for menu-based navigation to view audio and/or visual media is disclosed. A user can navigate through a menu system by moving a cursor between various showcases listed in a second display area of a screen. When the user selects a category, the menu changes to display sub-categories within the category in a first area of the screen. The second display area can display information about available media items within a selected category or sub-category. A third display area can display additional information about the selected media item. There can also be a display area where a user can create a filter within a selected category or sub-category. The menu selections can contain images representative of categories. The categories can be genres of movies or music. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: VUDU, INC.
    Inventors: Sirisha Naga Lakshmi Yenigalla, Stefan Belavy, Wendy Coquilla, Christine Park
  • Patent number: 10168862
    Abstract: A system and method for menu-based navigation to view audio and/or visual media is disclosed. A user can navigate through a menu system by moving a cursor between various categories listed in a menu in a first display area. When the user selects a category, the menu changes to display sub-categories within the category, with the chosen category listed in a home position of the first display area. A second display area can display available selections within a selected category or sub-category. A third display area can display additional information about the selected media item. There also can be a display area where a user can create a filter within a selected category or sub-category. The menu selections can contain representations of categories. The categories can be genres or lists of movies or music. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Sirisha Naga Lakshmi Yenigalla, Stefan Belavy, Wendy Coquilla, Christine Park
  • Publication number: 20170054961
    Abstract: A system and method for scrolling through a media file is presented. Playback of a media file is initiated. An instruction is received an instruction to enter an expanded view mode. The expanded view mode can include an information view mode and a poster mode. In the information view mode, a variety of information about the media file is displayed, including a synopsis, cast information, and the like. In the poster mode, a variety of graphical images are displayed, each representing a different media file and configured to resemble a movie poster. The media files can be trailers or other type of previews. There can be a method for a user to add a preview to a wishlist or order the media file represented by the preview. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: WAL-MART STORES, INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Belavy, Sirisha Naga Lakshmi Yenigalla, Julian Franco, Wyatt Leung
  • Publication number: 20160099991
    Abstract: A system and method for improved video streaming is disclosed herein. After receiving a log-in request from a user, an embodiment can access the user's account information to find available media files for the user. An embodiment can then determine if any of the available media files for the user are partially viewed. The partially viewed media files are displayed to the user, including a title of the media file and a viewed time of each media file. Thereafter, a user can select one of the list of partially viewed media files. Playback of the media file begins at the viewed time of the selected media file. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: WAL-MART STORES, INC.
    Inventors: Gajanan Lonkar, Stefan Belavy, Ping-Hsien Lin, Vikas Deshpande, Gouri Deshpande
  • Publication number: 20160098400
    Abstract: A system and method for improved navigation of available titles for a streaming media service is disclosed herein. After entering a discovery mode, a list of categories is presented to a user. Once a user selects a category, a list of criteria specific to the selected category is presented. After a user selects a criteria, a list of categories can be shown to the user, limited to those categories available after the criteria was selected. After a second category is selected, then a list of criteria, specific to the previously selected criteria and to the second category, is presented. Each time a user selects a new criteria, the number of titles available to a user is reduced. Such a process can be repeated, further limiting the number of titles shown to the user, until a user finally chooses a media file to view. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: WAL-MART STORES, INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Belavy, Amir-Pilo Al-Shreideh, Gajanan Lonkar, Ping-Hsien Lin, Vikas Deshpande, Gouri Deshpande
  • Publication number: 20160092042
    Abstract: A system and method for menu-based navigation to view audio and/or visual media is disclosed. A user can navigate through a menu system by moving a cursor between various categories listed in a menu in a first display area. When the user selects a category, the menu changes to display sub-categories within the category, with the chosen category listed in a home position of the first display area. A second display area can display available selections within a selected category or sub-category. A third display area can display additional information about the selected media item. There also can be a display area where a user can create a filter within a selected category or sub-category. The menu selections can contain representations of categories. The categories can be genres or lists of movies or music. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: WAL-MART STORES, INC.
    Inventors: Sirisha Naga Lakshmi Yenigalla, Stefan Belavy, Wendy Coquilla, Christine Park
  • Publication number: 20160092076
    Abstract: A system and method for menu-based navigation to view audio and/or visual media is disclosed. A user can navigate through a menu system by moving a cursor between various showcases listed in a second display area of a screen. When the user selects a category, the menu changes to display sub-categories within the category in a first area of the screen. The second display area can display information about available media items within a selected category or sub-category. A third display area can display additional information about the selected media item. There can also be a display area where a user can create a filter within a selected category or sub-category. The menu selections can contain images representative of categories. The categories can be genres of movies or music. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Sirisha Naga Lakshmi Yenigalla, Stefan Belavy, Wendy Coquilla, Christine Park
  • Patent number: D788155
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: VUDU, INC.
    Inventor: Stefan Belavy