Patents by Inventor Timothy Seaton

Timothy Seaton 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: 20050143174
    Abstract: Systems and methods for obtaining data using participants in a virtual gaming environment is provided. This method provides a simulated market economy with multiple participants. The simulated market economy is supported by instant messaging as a communications platform. The participants are enabled to obtain virtual resources available from the simulated market economy by, for example, (i) using virtual currency to purchase an item from a virtual store, (ii) by purchasing the item from another participant in a simulated secondary market purchase, or (iii) by trading one item from the participant's inventory for another item in a simulated barter transaction. Once a participant obtains a virtual resource, a signal is generated. This signal is transmitted to other participants through the instant messaging platform to indicate that such virtual resource has been obtained. Data regarding behavior of the participants in the simulated market economy is collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Daniel Goldman, Timothy Seaton
  • Publication number: 20050137015
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an on-line, interactive game having a customizable avatar and differentiated IM environment is provided. The on-line, interactive gaming environment includes a character module configured to allow a participant to create an avatar, an instant messaging communication module configured to allow the participant to communicate with the game environment and with other participants and a gaming module configured to provide a game environment allowing participants to obtain virtual resources with the avatars through simulated experiences and to trade the obtained virtual resources with the other participants selected from the predefined list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Lawrence Rogers, Daniel Goldman, Erik Walter, Kenneth Maffei, Timothy Seaton
  • Publication number: 20050113457
    Abstract: A compound of formula I or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in which R1 and R2 are independently H or methyl (for example N,N-dimethyl-1-[1-(4-chlorophenyl)cyclobutyl]-3-methylbutyl amine hydrochloride optionally in the form of its monohydrate) is used for treating fibromyalgia or neuropathic pain, such as pain associated with diabetes mellitus, shingles, nerve injury and varied peripheral neuropathies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Carl Mendel, Timothy Seaton, Steve Weinstein, Edward Chong