Patents by Inventor Steve Saro Gedikian

Steve Saro 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).

  • Patent number: 11416471
    Abstract: Improved techniques and systems for storage, delivery and acquisition of digital assets stored in cloud data storage. Cloud data storage can be provided by a cloud data repository that is capable of storing digital data for various users. A given user can access cloud data storage from any of his/her authorized client devices via a network. A given client device can access not only locally stored digital assets but also remotely stored digital assets from cloud data storage. In one embodiment, downloads of digital assets resident in cloud data storage to client devices can be managed in view of available network performance. As one example, digital assets of differing quality levels can be downloaded in a manner dependent on network performance. As another example, locally stored digital assets of reduced quality can be upgraded (e.g., replaced) by higher quality versions in a manner dependent on network performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Lucas C. Newman, Scott J. Forstall, Stephen O. Lemay, Steve Saro Gedikian, Max Muller, Thomas Alsina
  • Publication number: 20220207112
    Abstract: Improved techniques and systems for storage, delivery and acquisition of digital assets stored in cloud data storage. Cloud data storage can be provided by a cloud data repository that is capable of storing digital data for various users. A given user can access cloud data storage from any of his/her authorized client devices via a network. A given client device can access not only locally stored digital assets but also remotely stored digital assets from cloud data storage. In one embodiment, downloads of digital assets resident in cloud data storage to client devices can be managed in view of available network performance. As one example, digital assets of differing quality levels can be downloaded in a manner dependent on network performance. As another example, locally stored digital assets of reduced quality can be upgraded (e.g., replaced) by higher quality versions in a manner dependent on network performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Lucas C. Newman, Scott J. Forstall, Stephen O. Lemay, Steve Saro Gedikian, Max Muller, Thomas Alsina
  • Publication number: 20220109720
    Abstract: Improved approaches for media listening amongst different users are disclosed. For example, methods, systems or computer program code can enable users to have a remote listening experience in real time. Advantageously, a remote user at a remote client device can in effect listen to a particular digital media asset that is being played at a local client device of a local user. Media information and/or user profiles can also be provided about themselves and shared with other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Catherine Wormington, Camille Hearst, Steve Saro Gedikian
  • Patent number: 11153368
    Abstract: Improved approaches for media listening amongst different users are disclosed. For example, methods, systems or computer program code can enable users to have a remote listening experience in real time. Advantageously, a remote user at a remote client device can in effect listen to a particular digital media asset that is being played at a local client device of a local user. Media information and/or user profiles can also be provided about themselves and shared with other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Wormington, Camille Hearst, Steve Saro Gedikian
  • Publication number: 20200162542
    Abstract: Improved approaches for media listening amongst different users are disclosed. For example, methods, systems or computer program code can enable users to have a remote listening experience in real time. Advantageously, a remote user at a remote client device can in effect listen to a particular digital media asset that is being played at a local client device of a local user. Media information and/or user profiles can also be provided about themselves and shared with other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Catherine Wormington, Camille Hearst, Steve Saro Gedikian
  • Patent number: 10547665
    Abstract: Improved approaches for media listening amongst different users are disclosed. For example, methods, systems or computer program code can enable users to have a remote listening experience in real time. Advantageously, a remote user at a remote client device can in effect listen to a particular digital media asset that is being played at a local client device of a local user. Media information and/or user profiles can also be provided about themselves and shared with other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Wormington, Camille Hearst, Steve Saro Gedikian
  • Publication number: 20180293268
    Abstract: Improved techniques and systems for storage, delivery and acquisition of digital assets stored in cloud data storage. Cloud data storage can be provided by a cloud data repository that is capable of storing digital data for various users. A given user can access cloud data storage from any of his/her authorized client devices via a network. A given client device can access not only locally stored digital assets but also remotely stored digital assets from cloud data storage. In one embodiment, downloads of digital assets resident in cloud data storage to client devices can be managed in view of available network performance. As one example, digital assets of differing quality levels can be downloaded in a manner dependent on network performance. As another example, locally stored digital assets of reduced quality can be upgraded (e.g., replaced) by higher quality versions in a manner dependent on network performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Lucas C. Newman, Scott J. Forstall, Stephen O. Lemay, Steve Saro Gedikian, Max Muller, Thomas Alsina
  • Patent number: 9898500
    Abstract: Improved techniques and systems for storage, delivery and acquisition of digital assets stored in cloud data storage. Cloud data storage can be provided by a cloud data repository that is capable of storing digital data for various users. A given user can access cloud data storage from any of his/her authorized client devices via a network. A given client device can access not only locally stored digital assets but also remotely stored digital assets from cloud data storage. In one embodiment, downloads of digital assets resident in cloud data storage to client devices can be managed in view of available network performance. As one example, digital assets of differing quality levels can be downloaded in a manner dependent on network performance. As another example, locally stored digital assets of reduced quality can be upgraded (e.g., replaced) by higher quality versions in a manner dependent on network performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Lucas C. Newman, Scott J. Forstall, Stephen O. Lemay, Steve Saro Gedikian, Max Muller, Thomas Alsina
  • Publication number: 20160140162
    Abstract: Improved techniques and systems for storage, delivery and acquisition of digital assets stored in cloud data storage. Cloud data storage can be provided by a cloud data repository that is capable of storing digital data for various users. A given user can access cloud data storage from any of his/her authorized client devices via a network. A given client device can access not only locally stored digital assets but also remotely stored digital assets from cloud data storage. In one embodiment, downloads of digital assets resident in cloud data storage to client devices can be managed in view of available network performance. As one example, digital assets of differing quality levels can be downloaded in a manner dependent on network performance. As another example, locally stored digital assets of reduced quality can be upgraded (e.g., replaced) by higher quality versions in a manner dependent on network performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Lucas C. Newman, Scott J. Forstall, Stephen O. Lemay, Steve Saro Gedikian, Max Muller, Thomas Alsina
  • Patent number: 9201895
    Abstract: Improved techniques and systems for storage, delivery and acquisition of digital assets stored in cloud data storage. Cloud data storage can be provided by a cloud data repository that is capable of storing digital data for various users. A given user can access cloud data storage from any of his/her authorized client devices via a network. A given client device can access not only locally stored digital assets but also remotely stored digital assets from cloud data storage. In one embodiment, downloads of digital assets resident in cloud data storage to client devices can be managed in view of available network performance. As one example, digital assets of differing quality levels can be downloaded in a manner dependent on network performance. As another example, locally stored digital assets of reduced quality can be upgraded (e.g., replaced) by higher quality versions in a manner dependent on network performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Lucas C. Newman, Scott J. Forstall, Stephen O. Lemay, Steve Saro Gedikian, Max Muller, Thomas Alsina
  • Patent number: 8938217
    Abstract: An accessory communicates with a portable media device (“PMD”) to store tags associated with broadcasts in a file maintained in a storage medium of the accessory, where the tags contain information descriptive of a subset of the broadcast content. In one embodiment, the accessory sends commands to the PMD to create or open a tag file that resides on the PMD, write one or more tags to the file, and close the file. Stored tags can be used to access (e.g., purchase) tagged content by communicating with a media asset delivery service either via a host computer or directly from the PMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Emily Clark Schubert, Donald J. Novotney, Anthony M. Fadell, Michael Benjamin Hailey, Chris Bell, Steve Saro Gedikian, Robert Edward Borchers, Jay Laefer, Gregory Thomas Lydon, Lawrence G. Bolton, Eric Oliver
  • Publication number: 20140297729
    Abstract: Improved approaches for media listening amongst different users are disclosed. For example, methods, systems or computer program code can enable users to have a remote listening experience in real time. Advantageously, a remote user at a remote client device can in effect listen to a particular digital media asset that is being played at a local client device of a local user. Media information and/or user profiles can also be provided about themselves and shared with other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Catherine Wormington, Camille Hearst, Steve Saro Gedikian
  • Patent number: 8762562
    Abstract: Improved approaches for media listening amongst different users are disclosed. For example, methods, systems or computer program code can enable users to have a remote listening experience in real time. Advantageously, a remote user at a remote client device can in effect listen to a particular digital media asset that is being played at a local client device of a local user. Media information and/or user profiles can also be provided about themselves and shared with other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Wormington, Camille Hearst, Steve Saro Gedikian
  • Patent number: 8458184
    Abstract: An accessory communicates with a PMD to store tags associated with broadcasts in a file maintained in a storage medium of the accessory. In one embodiment, the accessory sends a command to the PMD to create or open a tag file that resides on the PMD. Once opened, the tag file is held open by the PMD until the accessory closes it (or disconnects), allowing multiple tags to be written to one file. Each time the user requests a new tag, the accessory generates a tag containing information descriptive of the broadcast material (e.g., song title, artist, radio station identifier, time of tagging, etc.) and writes the tag to the tag file using a write command to the PMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Emily Clark Schubert, Michael Benjamin Hailey, Steve Saro Gedikian, Gregory Thomas Lydon, Lawrence G. Bolton
  • Publication number: 20120323944
    Abstract: Improved techniques and systems for storage, delivery and acquisition of digital assets are disclosed. The techniques and systems are suitable and useful for storing, delivering and accessing digital assets (e.g., media assets) that have been acquired from online stores. The techniques and systems are also suitable and useful for storing, delivering and accessing digital assets that have been acquired from other than from online stores. Regardless, the digital assets become accessible from a network-based digital data repository (e.g., cloud data storage) via electronic devices (e.g., user devices) and thus usable by the electronic devices. The digital assets can include media assets and/or non-media assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey l. Robbin, Andrew Wadycki, Patrice Gautier, Thomas Alsina, Lucas C. Newman, Sean B. Kelly, Amandeep Jawa, Payam Mirrashidi, Max Muller, Ellis M. Verosub, Arvind Shenoy, Olagappan Manickam, Steve Saro Gedikian, Michael Kuohao Chu
  • Publication number: 20120323868
    Abstract: Improved techniques and systems for storage, delivery and acquisition of digital assets stored in cloud data storage. Cloud data storage can be provided by a cloud data repository that is capable of storing digital data for various users. A given user can access cloud data storage from any of his/her authorized client devices via a network. A given client device can access not only locally stored digital assets but also remotely stored digital assets from cloud data storage. In one embodiment, downloads of digital assets resident in cloud data storage to client devices can be managed in view of available network performance. As one example, digital assets of differing quality levels can be downloaded in a manner dependent on network performance. As another example, locally stored digital assets of reduced quality can be upgraded (e.g., replaced) by higher quality versions in a manner dependent on network performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Lucas C. Newman, Scott J. Forstall, Stephen O. Lemay, Steve Saro Gedikian, Max Muller, Thomas Alsina
  • Publication number: 20120311081
    Abstract: Improved techniques and systems for storage, delivery and acquisition of digital assets are disclosed. The techniques and systems are suitable and useful for storing, delivering and accessing digital assets (e.g., media assets) that have been acquired from online stores. The techniques and systems are also suitable and useful for storing, delivering and accessing digital assets that have been acquired from other than from online stores. Regardless, the digital assets become accessible from a network-based digital data repository (e.g., cloud data storage) via electronic devices (e.g., user devices) and thus usable by the electronic devices. The digital assets can include media assets and/or non-media assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Andrew Wadycki, Patrice Gautier, Thomas Aisina, Lucas C. Newman, Sean B. Kelly, Amandeep Jawa, Payam Mirrashidi, Max Muller, Ellis M. Verosub, Arvind Shenoy, Olagappan Manickam, Steve Saro Gedikian, Michael Kuohao Chu
  • Publication number: 20110093532
    Abstract: Improved approaches for media listening amongst different users are disclosed. For example, methods, systems or computer program code can enable users to have a remote listening experience in real time. Advantageously, a remote user at a remote client device can in effect listen to a particular digital media asset that is being played at a local client device of a local user. Media information and/or user profiles can also be provided about themselves and shared with other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Catherine Wormington, Camille Hearst, Steve Saro Gedikian
  • Patent number: 7886072
    Abstract: Improved approaches for media listening amongst different users are disclosed. For example, methods, systems or computer program code can enable users to have a remote listening experience in real time. Advantageously, a remote user at a remote client device can in effect listen to a particular digital media asset that is being played at a local client device of a local user. Media information and/or user profiles can also be provided about themselves and shared with other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Wormington, Camille Hearst, Steve Saro Gedikian
  • Publication number: 20090313369
    Abstract: Improved approaches for media listening amongst different users are disclosed. For example, methods, systems or computer program code can enable users to have a remote listening experience in real time. Advantageously, a remote user at a remote client device can in effect listen to a particular digital media asset that is being played at a local client device of a local user. Media information and/or user profiles can also be provided about themselves and shared with other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Catherine Wormington, Camille Hearst, Steve Saro Gedikian