Patents by Inventor Stephen Scheirey

Stephen Scheirey 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: 20180014069
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide sign on systems for devices, e.g., televisions, which balance ease of use with security and access control that is amenable to, e.g., household usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: William A. Rouady, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel Ramagem
  • Publication number: 20170272807
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to exemplary embodiments provide for overlaying graphics onto a received video content and generating a composite output. The method for overlaying graphics by a first device on top of a video content includes: receiving the video content; overlaying a first graphics on top of the video content; creating a composite output of the video content and the overlaid first graphics; and transmitting the composite output to a television (TV).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Negar MOSHIRI, Frank A. HUNLETH, Stephen SCHEIREY, William ROUADY
  • Publication number: 20170048571
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce ISRAEL, Charles W.K. GRITTON, Frank A. HUNLETH, Stephen SCHEIREY, Daniel S. SIMPKINS, Ryan STONER, Yizhong WANG
  • Patent number: 9503769
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, Charles W. K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Patent number: 9456020
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide methods, devices and systems for delivering media content to users. Broadcast audio and video streams can be synchronized for substantially simultaneous output by users. User feedback can be used to compose playlists of synchronized media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Scheirey, Daniel Ramagem
  • Publication number: 20160191998
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide sign on systems for devices, e.g., televisions, which balance ease of use with security and access control that is amenable to, e.g., household usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: William ROUADY, Stephen SCHEIREY, Daniel RAMAGEM
  • Patent number: 9377876
    Abstract: A visual whiteboard can be provided as an application, or component of a TV internet browser, for operation on a smart TV. The visual whiteboard provides a lightweight social networking mechanism, e.g., for groups who have physical access to the same smart TV. Content identifiers or other group information can be posted to the visual whiteboard by the authorized users for subsequent display on the corresponding smart TV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Bloomfield Ramagem, Charles W. K. Gritton, Negar Moshiri, Stephen Scheirey, William A. Rouady, Daniel S. Simpkins
  • Publication number: 20160156955
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Bruce ISRAEL, Charles W.K. GRITTON, Frank A. HUNLETH, Stephen SCHEIREY, Daniel S. SIMPKINS, Ryan STONER, Yizhong WANG
  • Patent number: 9307288
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide sign on systems for devices, e.g., televisions, which balance ease of use with security and access control that is amenable to, e.g., household usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: William Rouady, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel Ramagem
  • Patent number: 9239859
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, Charles W. K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Patent number: 9100716
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to exemplary embodiments provide systems and methods for augmenting the capabilities of a client device. The client device can be augmented by a device which has additional processing and memory capability to perform additional functions such as, for example, the translation of desired media into a format usable by the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Charles W. K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey
  • Publication number: 20150161196
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Bruce ISRAEL, Charles W.K. GRITTON, Frank A. HUNLETH, Stephen SCHEIREY, Daniel S. SIMPKINS, Ryan STONER, Yizhong WANG
  • Patent number: 9043369
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, Charles W. K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Patent number: 8924889
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for allowing a user to interface with a system. More particularly, in one exemplary embodiment, a zoomable user interface (ZUI) generated by a processor includes a collection of scenes displayable on the ZUI including a first scene and a second scene, each of the scenes being implemented using software written in a programming language. The ZUI also includes an event capture mechanism for identifying user inputs to the ZUI, including a user input for requesting a change from the first scene to the second scene; and a transition between the first scene and the second scene in the collection of scenes, the transition conveying a spatial relationship between the first scene and the second scene within the ZUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Charles W. K. Gritton
  • Publication number: 20130342760
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide methods, devices and systems for delivering media content to users. Broadcast audio and video streams can be synchronized for substantially simultaneous output by users. User feedback can be used to compose playlists of synchronized media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Stephen SCHEIREY, Daniel RAMAGEM
  • Publication number: 20130291009
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Bruce ISRAEL, Charles W.K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Patent number: 8522298
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide methods, devices and systems for delivering media content to users. Broadcast audio and video streams can be synchronized for substantially simultaneous output by users. User feedback can be used to compose playlists of synchronized media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Scheirey, Daniel Ramagem
  • Publication number: 20130088650
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide sign on systems for devices, e.g., televisions, which balance ease of use with security and access control that is amenable to, e.g., household usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: HILLCREST LABORATORIES INC.
    Inventors: William Rouady, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel Ramagem
  • Patent number: 8412748
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for supplying rich multimedia metadata usable to generate, e.g., sophisticated entertainment user interfaces in the home. These methods and systems can be implemented as a server-based software application that feeds multiple, diverse clients. The server functionality could be distributed, even co-located physically with one or more clients, or centralized. The server aggregates, filters, validates, augments and links metadata from disparate sources. The server transforms the metadata into a more manageable and extensible internal format. The server communicates with client devices using a schema-independent protocol, providing metadata in the appropriate format that suites the clients needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, III, Charles W. K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Publication number: 20120271711
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to exemplary embodiments provide for overlaying graphics onto a received video content and generating a composite output. The method for overlaying graphics by a first device on top of a video content includes: receiving the video content; overlaying a first graphics on top of the video content; creating a composite output of the video content and the overlaid first graphics; and transmitting the composite output to a television (TV).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Negar Moshiri, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, William Rouady