Patents by Inventor Winston Wang

Winston Wang 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: 9986045
    Abstract: During voice communication between multiple telecommunications devices, a shareable application facilitates concurrent sharing of data and processes between the devices. The application may be configured to monitor the voice communication and execute a predetermined function upon detecting a predetermined condition in the voice communication. The application may further facilitate sharing of functionality and user interface displays during the voice communication. In some implementations, a server computing device on a communications network may facilitate functions of shareable applications on one or more telecommunications devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Winston Wang, Adam Holt, Jean-Luc Bouthemy, Michael Kemery
  • Patent number: 9647777
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for conducting a social interaction. A first user account may be associated with a first beverage container. A second beverage container may be detected as being proximate to the first beverage container. A second user account associated with the second beverage container may be accessed to identify a commonality between the first and second user accounts. The commonality may be objective and/or subjective information or data about the users of the first and second beverage containers. Information indicative of the commonality may be displayed on an electronic display of at least one of the beverage containers. The electronic display may be flexible such that it conforms to a curvature of the beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Inventor: Winston Wang
  • Patent number: 9401744
    Abstract: A user can initiate the transmission of data on a mobile device by making physical contact with another device. The physical contact can be any type of physical touch that is referred to as a “tap” or “tapping.” When a tap is detected by a device, the device may initiate near field communication (NFC) with the other tapping device. NFC may be used to communicate data between the two devices, or NFC may be used to exchange sufficient information to allow the devices to establish a communication channel via another communication link. In some embodiments, an NFC-enabled mobile device can be used to gather group data relating to users having mobile devices that are within NFC range of one another and which initiate the aggregation of group data by the tapping of three or more devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Georgiana Gormley, Winston Wang, Robert Buck, Valerie Goulart, Jeff Gough, Barb Brindle, Patrick Carney, Paulo Chow
  • Patent number: 9246611
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for live event augmentation are provided. A central server computer system detects intelligent beverage containers at an event. The beverage containers include an integrated electronic display. Extrinsic data is received during the course of the event that is used to generate a message. The message is transmitted to the beverage containers at the event to update the electronic display. The extrinsic data may be related to the event or to an activity occurring separate from the event. The electronic display of the beverage containers may be changed periodically during the event. The beverage containers may be divided into one or more groups based on information stored in a user account associated with each beverage container. Different messages can be sent to the different groups to display different information on the beverage containers of each group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Inventor: Winston Wang
  • Publication number: 20150281380
    Abstract: During voice communication between multiple telecommunications devices, a shareable application facilitates concurrent sharing of data and processes between the devices. The application may be configured to monitor the voice communication and execute a predetermined function upon detecting a predetermined condition in the voice communication. The application may further facilitate sharing of functionality and user interface displays during the voice communication. In some implementations, a server computing device on a communications network may facilitate functions of shareable applications on one or more telecommunications devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Winston Wang, Adam Holt, Jean-Luc Bouthemy, Michael Kemery
  • Patent number: 9077820
    Abstract: During voice communication between multiple telecommunications devices, a shareable application facilitates concurrent sharing of data and processes between the devices. The application may be configured to monitor the voice communication and execute a predetermined function upon detecting a predetermined condition in the voice communication. The application may further facilitate sharing of functionality and user interface displays during the voice communication. In some implementations, a server computing device on a communications network may facilitate functions of shareable applications on one or more telecommunications devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Winston Wang, Adam Holt, Jean-Luc Bouthemy, Michael Kemery
  • Publication number: 20150180547
    Abstract: A user can initiate the transmission of data on a mobile device by making physical contact with another device. The physical contact can be any type of physical touch that is referred to as a “tap” or “tapping.” When a tap is detected by a device, the device may initiate near field communication (NFC) with the other tapping device. NFC may be used to communicate data between the two devices, or NFC may be used to exchange sufficient information to allow the devices to establish a communication channel via another communication link. In some embodiments, an NFC-enabled mobile device can be used to gather group data relating to users having mobile devices that are within NFC range of one another and which initiate the aggregation of group data by the tapping of three or more devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Georgiana Gormley, Winston Wang, Robert Buck, Valerie Goulart, Jeff Gough, Barb Brindle, Patrick Carney, Paulo Chow
  • Patent number: 9054818
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for conducting a polling event. A central server computer system determines a polling event is to be conducted and associates one or more inputs from a beverage container with a corresponding selection. The central server computer system transmits a polling prompt message to the beverage containers to display a prompt for a user to select between a first selection and a second selection. An input is received at the beverage container indicative of the selection by the user. The input may be based on a gesture movement of the beverage container. The selection is communicated to the central server computer system which, based on receiving selections from the participating beverage containers, determines the poll results. The poll results are displayed on one or more public displays or communicated, via a network, to a wireless communication device associated with a user of the beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Inventor: Winston Wang
  • Patent number: 8929887
    Abstract: Techniques for sharing book reading experiences between users of different telecommunications devices are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Winston Wang, Michael Kemery, Marianna Wickman
  • Patent number: 8918050
    Abstract: A user can initiate the transmission of data on a mobile device by making physical contact with another device. The physical contact can be any type of physical touch that is referred to as a “tap” or “tapping.” When a tap is detected by a device, the device may initiate near field communication (NFC) with the other tapping device. NFC may be used to communicate data between the two devices, or NFC may be used to exchange sufficient information to allow the devices to establish a communication channel via another communication link. In some embodiments, an NFC-enabled mobile device can be used to gather group data relating to users having mobile devices that are within NFC range of one another and which initiate the aggregation of group data by the tapping of three or more devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Georgiana Gormley, Winston Wang, Robert Buck, Valerie Goulart, Jeff Gough, Barb Brindle, Patrick Carney, Paulo S. T. Chow
  • Publication number: 20140351866
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for live event augmentation are provided. A central server computer system detects intelligent beverage containers at an event. The beverage containers include an integrated electronic display. Extrinsic data is received during the course of the event that is used to generate a message. The message is transmitted to the beverage containers at the event to update the electronic display. The extrinsic data may be related to the event or to an activity occurring separate from the event. The electronic display of the beverage containers may be changed periodically during the event. The beverage containers may be divided into one or more groups based on information stored in a user account associated with each beverage container. Different messages can be sent to the different groups to display different information on the beverage containers of each group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Winston Wang
  • Patent number: 8839343
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for live event augmentation are provided. A central server computer system detects intelligent beverage containers at an event. The beverage containers include an integrated electronic display. Extrinsic data is received during the course of the event that is used to generate a message. The message is transmitted to the beverage containers at the event to update the electronic display. The extrinsic data may be related to the event or to an activity occurring separate from the event. The electronic display of the beverage containers may be changed periodically during the event. The beverage containers may be divided into one or more groups based on information stored in a user account associated with each beverage container. Different messages can be sent to the different groups to display different information on the beverage containers of each group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Inventor: Winston Wang
  • Patent number: 8762891
    Abstract: A system and method for presenting an interface to a user of a mobile device, the interface allowing a user to identify and select data that is to be transmitted to another mobile device. In some embodiments, the interface generated by the system allows the user to select data for transmission based on relationship associations. The relationship associations, for example, may include pre-defined groupings of data that are tailored to a specific relationship between the user and another person. Accordingly, the user may employ the interface to quickly locate data that would be appropriate to transmit given the particular relationship between the user and the person to receive the data. In some embodiments, the interface generated by the system allows the user to select data for transmission based on context associations. Individual context associations may contain a smaller subset of data corresponding to a specific relationship association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Winston Wang, Robert Buck
  • Patent number: 8750854
    Abstract: Techniques for remotely establishing sequences of content to be enabled on a child device are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Marianna Wickman, Michael Kemery, Winston Wang
  • Publication number: 20140120834
    Abstract: A user can initiate the transmission of data on a mobile device by making physical contact with another device. The physical contact can be any type of physical touch that is referred to as a “tap” or “tapping.” When a tap is detected by a device, the device may initiate near field communication (NFC) with the other tapping device. NFC may be used to communicate data between the two devices, or NFC may be used to exchange sufficient information to allow the devices to establish a communication channel via another communication link. In some embodiments, an NFC-enabled mobile device can be used to gather group data relating to users having mobile devices that are within NFC range of one another and which initiate the aggregation of group data by the tapping of three or more devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Georgiana Gormley, Winston Wang, Robert Buck, Valerie Goulart, Jeff Gough
  • Publication number: 20140112458
    Abstract: During voice communication between multiple telecommunications devices, a shareable application facilitates concurrent sharing of data and processes between the devices. The application may be configured to monitor the voice communication and execute a predetermined function upon detecting a predetermined condition in the voice communication. The application may further facilitate sharing of functionality and user interface displays during the voice communication. In some implementations, a server computing device on a communications network may facilitate functions of shareable applications on one or more telecommunications devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Winston Wang, Adam Holt, Jean-Luc Bouthemy, Michael Kemery
  • Publication number: 20140059133
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for conducting a social interaction. A first user account may be associated with a first beverage container. A second beverage container may be detected as being proximate to the first beverage container. A second user account associated with the second beverage container may be accessed to identify a commonality between the first and second user accounts. The commonality may be objective and/or subjective information or data about the users of the first and second beverage containers. Information indicative of the commonality may be displayed on an electronic display of at least one of the beverage containers. The electronic display may be flexible such that it conforms to a curvature of the beverage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Inventor: Winston Wang
  • Publication number: 20140059621
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for live event augmentation are provided. A central server computer system detects intelligent beverage containers at an event. The beverage containers include an integrated electronic display. Extrinsic data is received during the course of the event that is used to generate a message. The message is transmitted to the beverage containers at the event to update the electronic display. The extrinsic data may be related to the event or to an activity occurring separate from the event. The electronic display of the beverage containers may be changed periodically during the event. The beverage containers may be divided into one or more groups based on information stored in a user account associated with each beverage container. Different messages can be sent to the different groups to display different information on the beverage containers of each group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Inventor: Winston Wang
  • Publication number: 20140059581
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for conducting a polling event. A central server computer system determines a polling event is to be conducted and associates one or more inputs from a beverage container with a corresponding selection. The central server computer system transmits a polling prompt message to the beverage containers to display a prompt for a user to select between a first selection and a second selection. An input is received at the beverage container indicative of the selection by the user. The input may be based on a gesture movement of the beverage container. The selection is communicated to the central server computer system which, based on receiving selections from the participating beverage containers, determines the poll results. The poll results are displayed on one or more public displays or communicated, via a network, to a wireless communication device associated with a user of the beverage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Inventor: Winston Wang
  • Publication number: 20140053944
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for conducting a refill of a beverage container. A beverage container may be detected at a refill station. The beverage container may be associated with a user account. The refill station may access information stored in the user account to determine if the beverage container is permitted to be refilled. Based on the determination, the refill station may refill the beverage container. Information indicative of the refill process may be displayed on an electronic display of the refill station. The refill station may also capture an image of the user of the beverage container and compare the captured image with an image stored in the associated user account to confirm the identity of the user. The determination that the beverage container may be refilled may be based, at least in part, on the identity confirmation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Inventor: Winston Wang