Patents by Inventor Theodore Kent Hamilton

Theodore Kent Hamilton 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: 11138263
    Abstract: A method includes generating metrics based on a first plurality of interactions with first content of a playlist. A first metric indicates approval of a first content item of the playlist and a second metric indicates a first duration of playback of a second content item of the playlist during playback of the playlist. The first duration of playback of the second content item is greater than a first default duration of playback. The method further includes reporting at least the first metric and the second metric and receiving a modified playlist. The modified playlist may be the playlist modified based on at least the first metric. The method further includes identifying, in captured data associated with access to the modified playlist, a second plurality of interactions with second content of the modified playlist. The second plurality of interactions corresponds to fewer deviations than the first plurality of interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Keekim Heng, Martin Landers, Anders Torp Brodersen, Theodore Kent Hamilton, Dror Shimshowitz
  • Patent number: 11106733
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing playlist analytics. A method includes logging first user interactions associated with a playlist of content items and generating metrics based on the logged first user interactions with the playlist. The playlist is associated with a default playback sequence of the content items. A first metric indicates a last content item played by a user from the playlist is different from a last content item in the default playback sequence associated with of the playlist. The method further includes reporting at least the first metric. The playlist is to be modified based on one or more of the plurality of metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Keekim Heng, Martin Landers, Anders Torp Brodersen, Theodore Kent Hamilton, Dror Shimshowitz
  • Patent number: 10380180
    Abstract: Systems and methods can facilitate gathering information generated by network traffic to playlists. Based on analytics and metrics derived from the gathered information and reported, feedback about playlist access patterns can be supplied to interested parties, such as playlist creators/curators. The feedback can enable playlist curators to better tailor playlist content and sequence, potentially reducing a perceived need to skip around inside a playlist and making for a more enjoyable experience for playlist users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Keekim Heng, Martin Landers, Anders Torp Brodersen, Theodore Kent Hamilton, Dror Shimshowitz
  • Patent number: 10235457
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing playlist analytics. A method may include capturing data associated with access to a playlist of content. The method may further include identifying, in the captured data, one or more interactions with the playlist of content. The method may further include generating, by a processing device, at least one metric based on the identified one or more user interactions. The method may further include reporting the at least one playlist metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Keekim Heng, Martin Landers, Anders Torp Brodersen, Theodore Kent Hamilton, Dror Shimshowitz
  • Publication number: 20190080004
    Abstract: A method includes generating metrics based on a first plurality of interactions with first content of a playlist. A first metric indicates approval of a first content item of the playlist and a second metric indicates a first duration of playback of a second content item of the playlist during playback of the playlist. The first duration of playback of the second content item is greater than a first default duration of playback. The method further includes reporting at least the first metric and the second metric and receiving a modified playlist. The modified playlist may be the playlist modified based on at least the first metric. The method further includes identifying, in captured data associated with access to the modified playlist, a second plurality of interactions with second content of the modified playlist. The second plurality of interactions corresponds to fewer deviations than the first plurality of interactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Keekim Heng, Martin Landers, Anders Torp Brodersen, Theodore Kent Hamilton, Dror Shimshowitz
  • Publication number: 20190080005
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing playlist analytics. A method includes logging first user interactions associated with a playlist of content and generating metrics regarding the logged first user interactions with the playlist of content. A first metric indicates that playback of the playlist ended on a content item that is different from a last content item in a default sequence of content items of the playlist. The first metric indicates a deviation from the default sequence of content items of the playlist. The method further includes reporting at least the first metric and logging second user interactions associated with a modified playlist. The modified playlist is the playlist modified based on one or more of the plurality of metrics. The first user interactions correspond to more deviations than the second user interactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Keekim Heng, Martin Landers, Anders Torp Brodersen, Theodore Kent Hamilton, Dror Shimshowitz
  • Publication number: 20180288461
    Abstract: A system and method for providing web analytics describing video level events. The system includes a communication module, a request analysis module and an analytics module. The communication module receives a request including a unique video identifier (video ID), a video version identifier and event data. The event data describes a video level event and is associated with the video ID and the video version identifier. The request analysis module receives the request from the communication module. The request analysis module analyzes the request to determine if the request includes the event data. The analytics module is configured to determine values for metrics describing the video level event. Based at least in part on a determination by the request analysis module that the request includes event data, the analytics module receives the request from the request analysis module and analyzes the event data to determine a value for the metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Allan Funk, Nareshkumar Rajkumar, Vincent Gatto, JR., Theodore Kent Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9872069
    Abstract: A system and method for generating goal-based video analytics is disclosed. The system includes a processor, a configurable goal module, a communication module and an analytics module. The configurable goal module receives a video goal definition configurable by a user. The communication module receives first media player state data including data describing viewer interest in video data playable by a media player included on a viewing device. The analytics module associates the video goal definition with the first media player state data and generates video analytics based at least in part on the video goal definition and the first media player state data associated with the video goal definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Allan Funk, Nareshkumar Rajkumar, Vincent Gatto, Jr., Theodore Kent Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9736224
    Abstract: Systems and methods can facilitate gathering information generated by network traffic to playlists. Based on analytics and metrics derived from the gathered information and reported, feedback about playlist access patterns can be supplied to interested parties, such as playlist creators/curators. The feedback can enable playlist curators to better tailor playlist content and sequence, potentially reducing a perceived need to skip around inside a playlist and making for a more enjoyable experience for playlist users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Keekim Heng, Martin Landers, Anders Torp Brodersen, Theodore Kent Hamilton, Dror Shimshowitz
  • Patent number: 9706253
    Abstract: A system and method for generating video funnel analytics is disclosed. The system includes a processor, a configurable goal module, a configurable funnel module, a communication module and an analytics module. The configurable goal module receives a user-configurable video-related goal definition. The configurable funnel module receives a user-configurable video funnel definition based at least in part on the video-related goal definition. The communication module receives a first set of media player state data including data describing viewer interest in a first set of video data playable by a media player included on a user device. The analytics module generates video funnel analytics based at least in part on the video-related goal definition, the video funnel definition and the first set of media player state data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC
    Inventors: Gregory Allan Funk, Nareshkumar Rajkumar, Vincent Gatto, Jr., Theodore Kent Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9369740
    Abstract: A system and method for providing web analytics for a custom media player is disclosed. The system comprises a communication module, a request analysis module and a reporting module. The communication module receives a request from a custom media player. The custom media player is stored and executed on a client device. The request analysis module determines whether the request includes a custom event for a social feature included in the custom media player. The request analysis module determines that the request includes a custom event. The request analysis module stores event data describing the custom event in a storage device. The reporting module generates a report describing a metric for the social feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Allan Funk, Nareshkumar Rajkumar, Vincent Gatto, Jr., Theodore Kent Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9110981
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for generating analytic data for media content based on subject matter are presented. At least one topic is assigned to a media file in a set of media content. Analytic data is generated for the media file in the set of media content. Additionally, the analytic data is associated with the at least one topic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Kent Hamilton, Maximilian Georg Dylla, Lukas Renggli, Keekim Heng
  • Patent number: 9003032
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes retrieving user interface (UI) analytics data describing interactions with a UI provided by an online service, and retrieving media player state information describing interactions with video data included in the UI. The method further includes generating, based on the UI analytics data and the media player state information, UI data describing how the video data affects usage of the online service and how one or more elements within the UI affect user access to the video data, and presenting a comparison between a first subset of the UI data where the video data is not viewed and a second subset of the UI data where the video data is viewed to facilitate evaluation of how viewing the video data on the UI affects navigation to and from the UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Allan Funk, Vincent Gatto, Jr., Nareshkumar Rajkumar, Theodore Kent Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20140257923
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes retrieving user interface (UI) analytics data describing interactions with a UI provided by an online service, and retrieving media player state information describing interactions with video data included in the UI. The method further includes generating, based on the UI analytics data and the media player state information, UI data describing how the video data affects usage of the online service and how one or more elements within the UI affect user access to the video data, and presenting a comparison between a first subset of the UI data where the video data is not viewed and a second subset of the UI data where the video data is viewed to facilitate evaluation of how viewing the video data on the UI affects navigation to and from the UI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Allan Funk, Vincent Gatto, JR., Nareshkumar Rajkumar, Theodore Kent Hamilton
  • Patent number: 8788659
    Abstract: Systems and methods can facilitate gathering information generated by network traffic to playlists. Based on analytics and metrics derived from the gathered information and reported, feedback about playlist access patterns can be supplied to interested parties, such as playlist creators/curators. The feedback can enable playlist curators to better tailor playlist content and sequence, potentially reducing a perceived need to skip around inside a playlist and making for a more enjoyable experience for playlist users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Keekim Heng, Martin Landers, Anders Torp Brodersen, Theodore Kent Hamilton, Dror Shimshowitz
  • Patent number: 8732301
    Abstract: Analytics describing video data published to one or more destination sites are calculated. Metrics describing performance of the video data, such as performance in different geographical areas, in different demographics and in different devices are calculated. An interface simplifies calculation of the video metrics to simplify analysis by allowing a user to identify different videos or sets of videos for analysis. Additionally, interaction with one or more web pages including the video data is also captured and combined with video data performance metrics. For example, a report describing interaction with one or more web pages within a website and video data included on the one or more web pages is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Allan Funk, Vincent Gatto, Jr., Nareshkumar Rajkumar, Theodore Kent Hamilton
  • Patent number: 8572243
    Abstract: Analytics describing video data published to one or more destination sites are calculated. Metrics describing performance of the video data, such as performance in different geographical areas, in different demographics and in different devices are calculated. An interface simplifies calculation of the video metrics to simplify analysis by allowing a user to identify different videos or sets of videos for analysis. Additionally, interaction with one or more web pages including the video data is also captured and combined with video data performance metrics. For example, the effect of video data on navigation between web pages within a website is described by one or more navigation paths accounting for interaction with video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Allan Funk, Vincent Gatto, Jr., Nareshkumar Rajkumar, Theodore Kent Hamilton
  • Patent number: 8560683
    Abstract: Analytics describing video data published to one or more destination sites are calculated. Metrics describing performance of the video data, such as performance in different geographical areas, in different demographics and in different devices are calculated. An interface simplifies calculation of the video metrics to simplify analysis by allowing a user to identify different videos or sets of videos for analysis. Additionally, interaction with one or more web pages including the video data is also captured and combined with video data performance metrics. Integrating web page interaction data and video performance metrics provide a user with a more accurate description of how visitors interact with content presented using the one or more web pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Allan Funk, Vincent Gatto, Jr., Nareshkumar Rajkumar, Theodore Kent Hamilton
  • Patent number: 8510644
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing content of a web page is disclosed. The system comprises a configuration analysis module, a request analysis module, an analytics module and an optimization module that are communicatively coupled to each other. The configuration analysis module receives first and second sets of web interaction data associated with a web page and determines first and second content configurations for the first and second sets of web interaction data, respectively. The request analysis module receives first and second requests for the first and second content configurations, respectively, and extracts a first set of event data from the first request and a second set of event data from the second request. The analytics module generates a first set and a second set of video-aware analytics data. The optimization module optimizes the content of the web page based at least in part on video-aware analytics data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Nareshkumar Rajkumar, Gregory Allan Funk, Theodore Kent Hamilton, Vincent Gatto, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130104024
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing content of a web page is disclosed. The system comprises a configuration analysis module, a request analysis module, an analytics module and an optimization module that are communicatively coupled to each other. The configuration analysis module receives first and second sets of web interaction data associated with a web page and determines first and second content configurations for the first and second sets of web interaction data, respectively. The request analysis module receives first and second requests for the first and second content configurations, respectively, and extracts a first set of event data from the first request and a second set of event data from the second request. The analytics module generates a first set and a second set of video-aware analytics data. The optimization module optimizes the content of the web page based at least in part on video-aware analytics data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Nareshkumar Rajkumar, Gregory Allan Funk, Theodore Kent Hamilton, Vincent Gatto, JR.