Patents by Inventor Thomas Gewecke

Thomas Gewecke 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: 20190224853
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a social robot includes providing a set of quantitative personality trait values, also called a “personality profile” to a decision engine of the social robot. The personality profile is derived from a character portrayal in a fictional work, dramatic performance, or by a real-life person (any one of these sometime referred to herein as a “source character”). The decision engine controls social responses of the social robot to environmental stimuli, based in part on the set of personality trait values. The social robot thereby behaves in a manner consistent with the personality profile for the profiled source character.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Gewecke, Victoria L. Colf, Gregory I. Gewickey, Lewis S. Ostrover
  • Patent number: 8887058
    Abstract: Media management for multi-user groups includes methods for determining a numeric score for recorded content being one of a popularity score or a relevance score, and for displaying a content library as an array of images each sized in accordance with its popularity score. The methods may also include social group features whereby a user may compare her content library with other libraries in her social group, and view relative popularity of content titles in the other libraries. The system includes numerous other features for content exploration, acquisition and management. An apparatus for performing the method comprises a processor coupled to a memory, the memory holding instructions for performing steps of the method as summarized above. Various aspects of the system may be implemented as a server or a client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Gewecke, Justin Herz, Essam Mahmoud, Maria Seidman
  • Publication number: 20120102410
    Abstract: Media management for multi-user groups includes methods for determining a numeric score for recorded content being one of a popularity score or a relevance score, and for displaying a content library as an array of images each sized in accordance with its popularity score. The methods may also include social group features whereby a user may compare her content library with other libraries in her social group, and view relative popularity of content titles in the other libraries. The system includes numerous other features for content exploration, acquisition and management. An apparatus for performing the method comprises a processor coupled to a memory, the memory holding instructions for performing steps of the method as summarized above. Various aspects of the system may be implemented as a server or a client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Gewecke, Justin Herz, Essam Mahmoud, Maria Seidman