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: 20120185492
    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: April 1, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, Charles W.K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Publication number: 20120154449
    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: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Bloomfield RAMAGEM, Charles W.K. GRITTON, Negar MOSHIRI, Stephen SCHEIREY, William A. ROUADY, Daniel S. SIMPKINS
  • Patent number: 8161082
    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 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, Charles W. K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Publication number: 20110231869
    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: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Scheirey, Daniel Ramagem
  • Publication number: 20090183200
    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: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Charles W.K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey
  • Publication number: 20090150735
    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 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Bruce ISRAEL, Charles W.K. GRITTON, Frank A. HUNLETH, Stephen SCHEIREY, Daniel S. SIMPKINS, Ryan STONER, Yizhong WANG
  • Patent number: 7493341
    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: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, Charles W. K. Gritton, Frank A. Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel S. Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang
  • Publication number: 20070192739
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention leverage programming language extensions, e.g., for SVG, to create zoomable user interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Applicant: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Charles Gritton
  • Publication number: 20060176403
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide software constructs (bricks) usable to create zoomable user interfaces. Bricks provide for parameterized variation of graphical displays, are reusuable and cascade across different scenes in the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Applicant: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Gritton, Dave Aufderheide, Kevin Conroy, Neel Goyal, Frank Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel Simpkins
  • Publication number: 20050204391
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing secure access to cable data are described. A split hardware and/or software architecture are provided to enable general computer access to safe APIs while protecting privileged APIs and operator content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Frank Hunleth, Daniel Simpkins, Stephen Scheirey
  • Publication number: 20050182792
    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: January 18, 2005
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Bruce Israel, Charles Gritton, Frank Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel Simpkins, Ryan Stoner, Yizhong Wang