Patents by Inventor Steve S. Gedikian

Steve S. Gedikian 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: 20210288932
    Abstract: Users who are experiencing a shared content stream can exchange messages. Each user device can present a graphical user interface that includes controls to interact with a shared content stream being received and presented at the user device; a control to begin composing a message to other users who are receiving the shared content stream, and a display area to display previously received messages associated with the shared content stream. A message can be associated with a shared content stream, e.g., by providing a tag that identifies the content being played at the time the message was sent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Shaun C. Lind, William Martin Bachman, Alexander C. D. Fringes, Monika E. Gromek, Ofer Morag, Steve S. Gedikian, Jeffrey L. Robbin
  • Patent number: 11025569
    Abstract: Users who are experiencing a shared content stream can exchange messages. Each user device can present a graphical user interface that includes controls to interact with a shared content stream being received and presented at the user device; a control to begin composing a message to other users who are receiving the shared content stream, and a display area to display previously received messages associated with the shared content stream. A message can be associated with a shared content stream, e.g., by providing a tag that identifies the content being played at the time the message was sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Shaun C. Lind, William Martin Bachman, Alexander C. D. Fringes, Monika E. Gromek, Ofer Morag, Steve S. Gedikian, Jeffrey L. Robbin
  • Patent number: 10949052
    Abstract: A streaming media service can permit artists or other users to create and upload “posts” to the service. Posts can include text, references to content items in the catalog of the streaming media service, and/or non-catalog media content items that are created by the artist and uploaded as part of the post. Posts can be presented to users as they browse the catalog of the streaming media service and/or in a dedicated feed. The rendering of a post on a user device can include graphical user interface controls that allow the user to access content items referenced by or included in the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Taylor G. Carrigan, Shaun C. Lind, Ofer Morag, Monika E. Gromek, William Martin Bachman, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Thomas Alsina, Justin G. Wismer, Ryan D. Walsh, Steve S. Gedikian, Michael Trent Reznor, Brendon E. Manwaring
  • Publication number: 20210004128
    Abstract: A streaming media service can permit artists or other users to create and upload “posts” to the service. Posts can include text, references to content items in the catalog of the streaming media service, and/or non-catalog media content items that are created by the artist and uploaded as part of the post. Posts can be presented to users as they browse the catalog of the streaming media service and/or in a dedicated feed. The rendering of a post on a user device can include graphical user interface controls that allow the user to access content items referenced by or included in the post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Taylor G. Carrigan, Shaun C. Lind, Ofer Morag, Monika E. Gromek, William Martin Bachman, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Thomas Alsina, Justin G. Wismer, Ryan D. Walsh, Steve S. Gedikian, Michael Trent Reznor, Brendon E. Manwaring
  • Patent number: 10768771
    Abstract: A streaming media service can permit artists or other users to create and upload “posts” to the service. Posts can include text, references to content items in the catalog of the streaming media service, and/or non-catalog media content items that are created by the artist and uploaded as part of the post. Posts can be presented to users as they browse the catalog of the streaming media service and/or in a dedicated feed. The rendering of a post on a user device can include graphical user interface controls that allow the user to access content items referenced by or included in the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Taylor G. Carrigan, Steve S. Gedikian, Michael Trent Reznor, Brendon E. Manwaring, Shaun C. Lind, Ofer Morag, Monika E. Gromek, William Martin Bachman, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Thomas Alsina, Justin G. Wismer, Ryan D. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20200219184
    Abstract: Separate user accounts can be linked into a group of linked user accounts so that content items assigned to each of the user accounts can be accessed by each user account in the group. Linking user accounts in this way allows the individual user accounts to share content items while also retaining their individual properties such as username, password, preference data, etc. Linking user accounts allows each user account to retain the content items assigned to the user account when the user account is unlinked from the group. Linking user accounts can be restricted according to linking rules that dictate how many user accounts can be included in a group, when a user account can be added or removed from a group, etc. A master user account can set parameters restricting content items accessible to the user accounts in the group, as well as money spent be each user account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Eduardo Humburto Cue, Evan C. Krasts, Andrew Irvin Williams, Maria Ioveva, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Steve S. Gedikian, Usama Mikael Hajj
  • Patent number: 10560801
    Abstract: Beacon applications for content discovery and interaction include triggering features in applications, application discovery, embedding beacon information in streaming media, synchronizing the presentation of content on mobile devices and automatic configuration of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Steve S. Gedikian
  • Publication number: 20190313355
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide synchronized sharing of multimedia between multiple devices. The multiple devices may form an ad-hoc network for sharing of multimedia. In an embodiment, group members may have playlist manipulation privileges such as pausing, rewinding, fast forwarding, or adding tracks to the playlist. A system may stream or distribute content according to the shared playlist. Playback may be synchronized for group members so that everyone is exposed to a same part of the content as the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Alsina, Taylor G. Carrigan, Szu-Wen Huang, Eric S. Lee, William M. Bachman, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Steve S. Gedikian, Nicholas J. Paulson, Gregory R. Chapman, David P. Saracino, Steven P. Bischoff
  • Publication number: 20190297452
    Abstract: Beacon applications for content discovery and interaction include triggering features in applications, application discovery, embedding beacon information in streaming media, synchronizing the presentation of content on mobile devices and automatic configuration of mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Steve S. Gedikian
  • Patent number: 10111030
    Abstract: Beacon applications for content discovery and interaction include triggering features in applications, application discovery, embedding beacon information in streaming media, synchronizing the presentation of content on mobile devices and automatic configuration of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Steve S. Gedikian
  • Publication number: 20180005316
    Abstract: Separate user accounts can be linked into a group of linked user accounts so that content items assigned to each of the user accounts can be accessed by each user account in the group. Linking user accounts in this way allows the individual user accounts to share content items while also retaining their individual properties such as username, password, preference data, etc. Linking user accounts allows each user account to retain the content items assigned to the user account when the user account is unlinked from the group. Linking user accounts can be restricted according to linking rules that dictate how many user accounts can be included in a group, when a user account can be added or removed from a group, etc. A master user account can set parameters restricting content items accessible to the user accounts in the group, as well as money spent be each user account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Eduardo Humburto Cue, Evan C. Krasts, Andrew Irvin Williams, Maria Ioveva, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Steve S. Gedikian, Usama Mikael Hajj
  • Patent number: 9843552
    Abstract: Classifications and statuses can be assigned to entities and devices associated with a network (e.g., users of a social activity or networking system) based on media, application, network and/or other information (e.g., purchasable product information). A status or classification can pertain to a subject matter that is, for example, associated with a media and/or applications in a very broad sense or in a specific context (e.g., category, genre, item). As such, a status or a classification can, for example, provide valuable information regarding a user to other users of a social activity system. Among other things, a status or a classification can be used to manage a social activity system, as well as managing information provided by the social activity system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Steve S. Gedikian
  • Publication number: 20170273044
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide synchronized sharing of multimedia between multiple devices. The multiple devices may form an ad-hoc network for sharing of multimedia. In an embodiment, group members may have playlist manipulation privileges such as pausing, rewinding, fast forwarding, or adding tracks to the playlist. A system may stream or distribute content according to the shared playlist. Playback may be synchronized for group members so that everyone is exposed to a same part of the content as the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas Alsina, Taylor G. Carrigan, Szu-Wen Huang, Eric S. Lee, William M. Bachman, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Steve S. Gedikian, Nicholas J. Paulson, Gregory R. Chapman, David P. Saracino, Steven P. Bischoff
  • Patent number: 9626720
    Abstract: Separate user accounts can be linked into a group of linked user accounts so that content items assigned to each of the user accounts can be accessed by each user account in the group. Linking user accounts in this way allows the individual user accounts to share content items while also retaining their individual properties such as username, password, preference data, etc. Linking user accounts allows each user account to retain the content items assigned to the user account when the user account is unlinked from the group. Linking user accounts can be restricted according to linking rules that dictate how many user accounts can be included in a group, when a user account can be added or removed from a group, etc. A master user account can set parameters restricting content items accessible to the user accounts in the group, as well as money spent be each user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Eduardo Humburto Cue, Evan C. Krasts, Andrew Irvin Williams, Maria Ioveva, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Steve S. Gedikian, Usama Mikael Hajj
  • Publication number: 20170093769
    Abstract: Users who are experiencing a shared content stream can exchange messages. Each user device can present a graphical user interface that includes controls to interact with a shared content stream being received and presented at the user device; a control to begin composing a message to other users who are receiving the shared content stream, and a display area to display previously received messages associated with the shared content stream. A message can be associated with a shared content stream, e.g., by providing a tag that identifies the content being played at the time the message was sent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Shaun C. Lind, William Martin Bachman, Alexander C. D. Fringes, Monika E. Gromek, Ofer Morag, Steve S. Gedikian, Jeffrey L. Robbin
  • Publication number: 20160357355
    Abstract: A streaming media service can permit artists or other users to create and upload “posts” to the service. Posts can include text, references to content items in the catalog of the streaming media service, and/or non-catalog media content items that are created by the artist and uploaded as part of the post. Posts can be presented to users as they browse the catalog of the streaming media service and/or in a dedicated feed. The rendering of a post on a user device can include graphical user interface controls that allow the user to access content items referenced by or included in the post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Taylor G. Carrigan, Shaun C. Lind, Ofer Morag, Monika E. Gromek, William Martin Bachman, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Thomas Alsina, Justin G. Wismer, Ryan D. Walsh, Steve S. Gedikian, Michael Trent Reznor, Brendon E. Manwaring
  • Publication number: 20160094598
    Abstract: Beacon applications for content discovery and interaction include triggering features in applications, application discovery, embedding beacon information in streaming media, synchronizing the presentation of content on mobile devices and automatic configuration of mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventor: Steve S. Gedikian
  • Publication number: 20150149358
    Abstract: Separate user accounts can be linked into a group of linked user accounts so that content items assigned to each of the user accounts can be accessed by each user account in the group. Linking user accounts in this way allows the individual user accounts to share content items while also retaining their individual properties such as username, password, preference data, etc. Linking user accounts allows each user account to retain the content items assigned to the user account when the user account is unlinked from the group. Linking user accounts can be restricted according to linking rules that dictate how many user accounts can be included in a group, when a user account can be added or removed from a group, etc. A master user account can set parameters restricting content items accessible to the user accounts in the group, as well as money spent be each user account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Eduardo Humburto Cue, Evan C. Krasts, Andrew Irvin Williams, Maria Ioveva, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Steve S. Gedikian, Usama Mikael Hajj
  • Publication number: 20140142955
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products are disclosed for encoding digital media for fast start on digital media players. In some implementations, a set of frames at the beginning of a digital media file or stream are encoded at a first bitrate (e.g., a constant low bitrate), and subsequent frames of the digital file or stream are encoded at a second, bitrate that may be higher than the first bitrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Matthieu Alsina, Steve S. Gedikian
  • Publication number: 20140067981
    Abstract: Classifications and statuses can be assigned to entities and devices associated with a network (e.g., users of a social activity or networking system) based on media, application, network and/or other information (e.g., purchasable product information). A status or classification can pertain to a subject matter that is, for example, associated with a media and/or applications in a very broad sense or in a specific context (e.g., category, genre, item). As such, a status or a classification can, for example, provide valuable information regarding a user to other users of a social activity system. By way of example, a user can be classified as a music expert, as a high volume application user, as an expert with respect a particular genre of music or movies, or as a novice with respect to a specific media asset, item, or event (e.g., a particular song, a movie, concert, gaming application, product).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Steve S. Gedikian