Patents by Inventor Stephen J. Kurtzman, II

Stephen J. Kurtzman, II 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: 6144944
    Abstract: A system for selecting and providing information. The system can include an advertisement server that provides selected advertisements in response to a request from a web page server. The request includes information that will allow the advertisement server to select an appropriate advertisement. The advertisement server includes a control program for controlling the selection of the advertisements. The control program communicates with one or more affinity engines. Each affinity engine determines an affinity (degree of relevance or indicator of matching) given advertisements have for the information corresponding to the request. The engines use different request information such as demographic information, page sponsor information, keyword sponsor information, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Imgis, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Kurtzman, II, Sandeep A. Nawathe
  • Patent number: 6044376
    Abstract: Content stream analysis is a user profiling technique that generates a user profile based on the content files selected and viewed by a user. This user profile can then used to help select an advertisement or other media presentation to be shown to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: IMGIS, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Kurtzman, II