Patents by Inventor Thomas B. Werz, III

Thomas B. Werz, III 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: 20130268479
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, and computer program product provide the ability to present media content on a social media network. Live streaming data is received from multiple data sources. The data is enriched with meta information using internal systems via application programming interfaces (APIs). The live streamed data is transformed and transmitted, based on the meta information, to one or more users on a social media network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: MYSPACE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scott Andler, James Andrew Beaupre, Eric J. Kim, Thomas B. Werz, III
  • Publication number: 20130268523
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, and computer program product provides the ability to determine the influence of a user or resource within a pre-defined context. A pre-defined context of activities is provided/defined. Point values are assigned to all activities that may occur within the pre-defined context. All activities for a single user or resource within the pre-defined context are tracked over a period of time. A score value for each activity for the single user or resource within the pre-defined context over a period of time is determined. A raw score is calculated for the single user or resource according to the total of all determined score values. The raw score value is normalized against scores of a population of other users or resources within the pre-determined context to provide a comparative scoring for users or resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: MySpace LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scott Andler, James Andrew Beaupre, Eric J. Kim, Thomas B. Werz, III
  • Publication number: 20130268543
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, and computer program product provide the ability to recommend content to a particular user. Two content recommendation techniques are implemented and generated different content recommendation scores that are relative to a particular piece of content and the particular user. The two scores are reconciled to generate an overall content recommendation score for the particular piece of content and the particular user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: MySpace LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scott Andler, James Andrew Beaupre, Eric J. Kim, Thomas B Werz III
  • Publication number: 20130232194
    Abstract: A system, method, and article of manufacture provide the ability to manage event-based information/content. A client application uploads information about an event to an event application executing on a server. The event application manages information for an event site that corresponds to an event that multiple persons attend and is an electronic representation of the event. The event application receives the uploaded information and manages client access to the uploaded information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MYSPACE LLC
    Inventors: Jason J.A. Knapp, Michael Scott Andler, Thomas B. Werz, III, James Andrew Beaupre, Ali Tahmasbi
  • Publication number: 20120324008
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product provides the ability to track user interaction with content. An interaction with content by a user is recognized. Data related to the interaction is communicated, in a first engagement message, to a publishing service application. The data includes an identity of the user, an identity of the content interacted with, an engagement type, and an identity of the previous user who directly influenced the interaction. The publishing service determines a likelihood that the interaction will cause other users to further interact with the content. Upon a positive determination that the interaction will cause other users to further interact with the content, the determination is communicated to a viral influence application for further processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: MYSPACE LLC
    Inventors: Thomas B. Werz, III, James A. Beaupre, Eric J. Kim
  • Publication number: 20120324007
    Abstract: The relative ranking of a network resource on a network in a distributed environment is determined. A networked system is configured to recognize and collect data representative of an activity regarding a network resource on a network site. The data is processed into a distributed statistical ranking to show real time resource rankings relative to at least a predefined subset of the network site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: MYSPACE LLC
    Inventors: Thomas B. Werz III, James Beaupre, Eric J. Kim
  • Publication number: 20120114199
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, article of manufacture, and computer readable storage medium provides the ability to automatically tag a photograph. First photographs are obtained. Each of the first photographs is associated with a tag that uniquely identifies a user. Based on the tag and the first photographs, a single facial identification record (FIR) is generated for the user. A second photograph is uploaded. Profile based FIRs for the user that uploaded the second photograph is obtained. A matching FIR from the profile based FIRs that match a second face in the second photograph is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: MYSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Sai Panyam, Dominic Jason Carr, Yong Wang, Thomas B. Werz, III, Phillip E. Bastanchury