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Patent Application Titled "Memory Preservation and Life Story Generation System and Method" Published Online

September 9, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews journalists, a patent application by the inventor Sabatino, Colleen (Towson, MD), filed on February 18, 2014, was made available online on August 28, 2014.

No assignee for this patent application has been made.

Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Online sharing of digital photos, audio recordings, videos, and documents can be achieved through commercial websites such as YouTube, FaceBook, Shutterfly, and Flickr, which can offer end users the ability to upload, share, and store media content secured with a username and password. However, there is a need to provide a more sophisticated content management system that enables users to record life events and attach such recordings to media in the form of stories that are emotionally and mentally stimulating for the users and those that access and share the stories."

In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "It is to be understood that both the following general description and the following detailed description are exemplary and explanatory only and are not restrictive. Provided are methods and systems for content management. An example method can comprise a computing device (e.g., server) receiving a plurality of content items from one or more user devices. The plurality of content items can be associated with a theme. The computing device can process the received plurality of content items in accordance with at least one view, and transmit the processed plurality of processed content items.

"In an aspect, a method for content management can comprise receiving a plurality of first content items, wherein the plurality of first content items are associated with a theme, and wherein the plurality of first content items comprise one or more images and one or more narrations. Using a computing device, the received plurality of first content items can be arranged into a plurality of sequential scenes relating to the theme, wherein one or more sequential scenes of the plurality of sequential scenes comprises a scene image and a scene narration relating to the image. A plurality of second content items can be received, wherein the plurality of second content items are associated with the theme, and wherein the plurality of second content items comprise one or more images and one or more narrations. Using the computing device, the received plurality of second content items can be arranged with the plurality of sequential scenes to create a story. The story can be caused to be presented to a user such as via a website.

"An example content management system can comprise a processor and a memory. The processor can be configured for receiving a plurality of content items, processing the received plurality of content items in accordance with at least one view, and transmitting the processed plurality of content items. The memory can be configured for storing the received plurality of content items, and storing the processed plurality of content items.

"Additional advantages will be set forth in part in the description which follows or may be learned by practice. The advantages will be realized and attained by means of the elements and combinations particularly pointed out in the appended claims. It is to be understood that both the foregoing general description and the following detailed description are exemplary and explanatory only and are not restrictive, as claimed.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

"The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated in and constitute a part of this specification, illustrate aspects and together with the description, serve to explain the principles of the methods and systems:

"FIG. 1 illustrates an exemplary block diagram of basic components of a computing device such as a server;

"FIG. 2 illustrates an exemplary display page from which the user can organize a representative life story having a set of content items corresponding to memory stimulation content generated from a questionnaire;

"FIG. 3 illustrates an upload page from which an end user can begin a process of uploading content to a content management system;

"FIG. 4 illustrates the memory stimulation questions from which the end user can begin to create a life story;

"FIG. 5 illustrates a portion of the display by which a user can add supplemental content to existing content from a questionnaire generated by a user;

"FIG. 6 illustrates an exemplary site infrastructure of a computing device such as a server;

"FIG. 7 illustrates story components are joined through scenes;

"FIG. 8 illustrates example story templates as a starting point for end users;

"FIG. 9 illustrates exemplary components of a content management system;

"FIG. 10 illustrates an example story with a plurality of scenes;

"FIG. 11 illustrates the components and functions of a story in a content management system;

"FIG. 12 illustrates a browsing user interface (UI) for finding stories or for organizing stories;

"FIG. 13 illustrates a high level process for adding scenes to a story;

"FIG. 14 illustrates screen showing adding media, story links, and web URLs to a scene;

"FIG. 15 illustrates a user home page to present a plurality of life stories;

"FIG. 16 illustrates the ability to view life stories page in a chronological view as well as in the masonry view;

"FIG. 17 is an example of a user's landing page when the user select the hamburger icon in the top left corner the user's account profile drops down onto a screen;

"FIG. 18 illustrates a user's ability to create a life stories page for the user himself as well as create life stories pages for others;

"FIG. 19 illustrate a content management system can have the ability to create new communities, edit existing communities a user owns, contribute to a community, and/or follow a community;

"FIG. 20 represents an exemplary community page;

"FIG. 21 illustrates the drop down that appears when the hamburger icon is selected in the top left corner of a community page;

"FIG. 22 illustrates what a user can see when viewing a community page owned by another user;

"FIG. 23 illustrates what a user can see when viewing an individual life stories page owned by another user;

"FIG. 24 illustrates what a user can see when viewing a public community page;

"FIG. 25 illustrates the method for creating a narrated story;

"FIG. 26 illustrates exemplary features that prompt a user to tell a story using memory stimulation questionnaires;

"FIG. 27 illustrates a story page created and ready to be published;

"FIG. 28 illustrates a published story page;

"FIG. 29 illustrates what the story looks like when viewers (e.g., other users) view a story that is not their own;

"FIG. 30 illustrates an exemplary page that appears when a user selects the 'notifications' icon;

"FIG. 31 illustrates an exemplary media library;

"FIG. 32 illustrates an exemplary page that demonstrates a media library when a specific photo has been narrated;

"FIG. 33 illustrates an exemplary computer device;

"FIG. 34 illustrates an exemplary method;

"FIG. 35 illustrates an exemplary method; and

"FIG. 36 illustrates an exemplary method."

For more information, see this patent application: Sabatino, Colleen. Memory Preservation and Life Story Generation System and Method. Filed February 18, 2014 and posted August 28, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=3776&p=76&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140821.PD.&OS=PD/20140821&RS=PD/20140821

Keywords for this news article include: Information Technology, Information and Data Aggregation, Patents.

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