Patents by Inventor Andrej Schewzow

Andrej Schewzow 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: 9971951
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for generating superpixel clusters A method and an apparatus (20) for generating a superpixel cluster for an image are described. A clustering unit (23) generates (10) an initial superpixel cluster based on an initial cluster center. The clustering unit (23) further generates (12) one or more further superpixel clusters based on one or more further cluster centers. A determining unit (24) determines (11) the one or more further cluster centers from the initial superpixel cluster. A merger (25) then merges (13) the initial superpixel cluster and the one or more further superpixel clusters to obtain the superpixel cluster for the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Dirk Gandolph, Wolfram Putzke-Roeming, Andrej Schewzow
  • Patent number: 9626595
    Abstract: A method for pixel mapping between an origin superpixel in a first image and a target superpixel in a second image and an apparatus configured to perform the method. The apparatus comprises a feature vector determining unit, which determines a feature vector of an origin pixel of the origin superpixel and which further determines feature vectors of target pixels of the target superpixel. A mapping pixel selector selects a mapping pixel for the origin pixel among the target pixels based on a comparison of the feature vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Dirk Gandolph, Wolfram Putzke-Roeming, Andrej Schewzow
  • Patent number: 9509969
    Abstract: Consumer electronic devices, such as e.g. high-definition movie players for removable storage media such as optical discs, may provide possibilities for advanced interactivity for the user, implemented as software applications. A question arising generally with such software applications is what the life cycle of such an application is, and who may control it. The invention provides a method for executing software applications within a playback device for audio-video data, wherein data from a first removable storage medium are read for a software application to be executed within said playback device, and the data comprise an indication defining a termination condition for the application. Based on said termination code and depending on how the medium holding the application is ejected, the application is terminated or may survive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Dirk Gandolph, Carsten Herpel, Jobst Hoerentrup, Uwe Janssen, Ralf Ostermann, Hartmut Peters, Andrej Schewzow, Marco Winter
  • Publication number: 20160321517
    Abstract: In some example embodiments, there is provided a method. The method may include determining whether a communication terminal is within range of a wireless gateway to enable connection establishment between the wireless gateway and the communication terminal; and establishing at least one connection between the wireless gateway and the communication terminal, when the communication terminal is determined to be within range. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Dirk GANDOLPH, Wolfram PUTZKE-ROEMING, Andrej SCHEWZOW
  • Patent number: 9384210
    Abstract: Local storage on player instruments provides the ability for adding further amendments and most recent supplements to the optical disc content. A problem arising with this technically applicable possibility is the protection of copyrights bound to disc and supplement data. The present invention describes a technique to ensure a security framework that is able to handle this, by creating a virtual file system (VFS) by merging optical disc data and local storage data based upon a common identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Dirk Gandolph, Jobst Hoerentrup, Ralf Ostermann, Carsten Herpel, Uwe Janssen, Hartmut Peters, Andrej Schewzow, Marco Winter
  • Patent number: 9378221
    Abstract: Local storage on player instruments provides the ability for adding further amendments and most recent supplements to the optical disc content. A problem arising with this technically applicable possibility is the protection of copyrights bound to disc and supplement data. The present invention describes a technique to ensure a security framework that is able to handle this, by creating a virtual file system (VFS) by merging optical disc data and local storage data based upon a common identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Dirk Gandolph, Jobst Hoerentrup, Ralf Ostermann, Carsten Herpel, Uwe Janssen, Hartmut Peters, Andrej Schewzow, Marco Winter
  • Patent number: 9378220
    Abstract: Local storage on player instruments provides the ability for adding further amendments and most recent supplements to the optical disc content. A problem arising with this technically applicable possibility is the protection of copyrights bound to disc and supplement data. The present invention describes a technique to ensure a security framework that is able to handle this, by creating a virtual file system (VFS) by merging optical disc data and local storage data based upon a common identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Dirk Gandolph, Jobst Hoerentrup, Ralf Ostermann, Carsten Herpel, Uwe Janssen, Hartmut Peters, Andrej Schewzow, Marco Winter
  • Patent number: 9304664
    Abstract: A method for generating multi-language menus comprises grouping language-dependent menu resource files on a storage medium, and selecting only those menu resource files from a group that are labeled with an indication that matches the preferred menu language of the respective player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: THOMAS LICENSING
    Inventors: Jobst Hoerentrup, Dirk Gandolph, Ralf Ostermann, Carsten Herpel, Uwe Janssen, Hartmut Peters, Andrej Schewzow, Marco Winter
  • Patent number: 9298354
    Abstract: A method for generating multi-language menus comprises grouping language-dependent menu resource files on a storage medium, and selecting only those menu resource files from a group that are labeled with an indication that matches the preferred menu language of the respective player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Jobst Hoerentrup, Dirk Gandolph, Ralf Ostermann, Carsten Herpel, Uwe Janssen, Hartmut Peters, Andrej Schewzow, Marco Winter
  • Publication number: 20160012313
    Abstract: A method for pixel mapping between an origin superpixel in a first image and a target superpixel in a second image and an apparatus configured to perform the method. The apparatus comprises a feature vector determining unit, which determines a feature vector of an origin pixel of the origin superpixel and which further determines feature vectors of target pixels of the target superpixel. A mapping pixel selector selects a mapping pixel for the origin pixel among the target pixels based on a comparison of the feature vectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Dirk GANDOLPH, Wolfram PUTZKE-ROEMING, Andrej SCHEWZOW
  • Publication number: 20150347720
    Abstract: Local storage on player instruments provides the ability for adding further amendments and most recent supplements to the optical disc content. A problem arising with this technically applicable possibility is the protection of copyrights bound to disc and supplement data. The present invention describes a technique to ensure a security framework that is able to handle this, by creating a virtual file system (VFS) by merging optical disc data and local storage data based upon a common identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Dirk GANDOLPH, Jobst HOERENTRUP, Ralf OSTERMANN, Carsten HERPEL, Uwe JANSSEN, Hartmut PETERS, Andrej SCHEWZOW, Marco WINTER
  • Patent number: 9204117
    Abstract: Consumer electronic devices, such as e.g. high-definition movie players for removable storage media such as optical discs, may provide possibilities for advanced interactivity for the user, implemented as software applications. A question arising generally with such software applications is what the life cycle of such an application is, and who may control it. The invention provides a method for executing software applications within a playback device for audio-video data, wherein data from a first removable storage medium are read for a software application to be executed within said playback device, and the data comprise an indication defining a termination condition for the application. Based on said termination code and depending on how the medium holding the application is ejected, the application is terminated or may survive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Dirk Gandolph, Carsten Herpel, Jobst Hoerentrup, Uwe Janssen, Ralf Ostermann, Hartmut Peters, Andrej Schewzow, Marco Winter
  • Patent number: 9167176
    Abstract: A method and device for dynamically overlaying two or more video streams uses specialized metadata that are attached to at least one of the video streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Marco Winter, Dirk Gandolph, Hartmut Peters, Ralf Ostermann, Jobst Hoerentrup, Andrej Schewzow, Uwe Janssen
  • Patent number: 9137507
    Abstract: Consumer electronic devices, such as e.g. high-definition movie players for removable storage media such as optical discs, may provide possibilities for advanced interactivity for the user, implemented as software applications. A question arising generally with such software applications is what the life cycle of such an application is, and who may control it. The invention provides a method for executing software applications within a playback device for audio-video data, wherein data from a first removable storage medium are read for a software application to be executed within said playback device, and the data comprise an indication defining a termination condition for the application. Based on said termination code and depending on how the medium holding the application is ejected, the application is terminated or may survive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Dirk Gandolph, Carsten Herpel, Jobst Hoerentrup, Uwe Jannsen, Ralf Ostermann, Hartmut Peters, Andrej Schewzow, Marco Winter
  • Publication number: 20150179225
    Abstract: Consumer electronic devices, such as e.g. high-definition movie players for removable storage media such as optical discs, may provide possibilities for advanced interactivity for the user, implemented as software applications. A question arising generally with such software applications is what the life cycle of such an application is, and who may control it. The invention provides a method for executing software applications within a playback device for audio-video data, wherein data from a first removable storage medium are read for a software application to be executed within said playback device, and the data comprise an indication defining a termination condition for the application. Based on said termination code and depending on how the medium holding the application is ejected, the application is terminated or may survive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Dirk GANDOLPH, Carsten HERPEL, Jobst HOERENTRUP, Uwe JANSSEN, Ralf OSTERMANN, Hartmut PETERS, Andrej SCHEWZOW, Marco WINTER
  • Publication number: 20140195819
    Abstract: Local storage on player instruments provides the ability for adding further amendments and most recent supplements to the optical disc content. A problem arising with this technically applicable possibility is the protection of copyrights bound to disc and supplement data. The present invention describes a technique to ensure a security framework that is able to handle this, by creating a virtual file system (VFS) by merging optical disc data and local storage data based upon a common identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Dirk GANDOLPH, Jobst HOERENTRUP, Ralf OSTERMANN, Carsten HERPEL, Uwe JANSSEN, Hartmut PETERS, Andrej SCHEWZOW, Marco WINTER
  • Publication number: 20140195570
    Abstract: Local storage on player instruments provides the ability for adding further amendments and most recent supplements to the optical disc content. A problem arising with this technically applicable possibility is the protection of copyrights bound to disc and supplement data. The present invention describes a technique to ensure a security framework that is able to handle this, by creating a virtual file system (VFS) by merging optical disc data and local storage data based upon a common identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Dirk GANDOLPH, Jobst HOERENTRUP, Ralf OSTERMANN, Carsten HERPEL, Uwe JANSSEN, Hartmut PETERS, Andrej SCHEWZOW, Marco WINTER
  • Publication number: 20140181663
    Abstract: A method for generating multi-language menus comprises grouping language-dependent menu resource files on a storage medium, and selecting only those menu resource files from a group that are labeled with an indication that matches the preferred menu language of the respective player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: RHOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Jobst HOERENTRUP, Dirk GANDOLPH, Ralf OSTERMANN, Carsten HERPEL, Uwe JANSSEN, Hartmut PETERS, Andrej SCHEWZOW, Marco WINTER
  • Publication number: 20140181662
    Abstract: A method for generating multi-language menus comprises grouping language-dependent menu resource files on a storage medium, and selecting only those menu resource files from a group that are labeled with an indication that matches the preferred menu language of the respective player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Jobst HOERENTRUP, Dirk GANDOLPH, Ralf OSTERMANN, Carsten HERPEL, Uwe JANSSEN, Hartmut PETERS, Andrej SCHEWZOW, Marco WINTER
  • Patent number: 8732122
    Abstract: Local storage on player instruments provides the ability for adding further amendments and most recent supplements to the optical disc content. A problem arising with this technically applicable possibility is the protection of copyrights bound to disc and supplement data. The present invention describes a technique to ensure a security framework that is able to handle this, by creating a virtual file system (VFS) by merging optical disc data and local storage data based upon a common identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Dirk Gandolph, Jobst Hoerentrup, Ralf Ostermann, Carsten Herpel, Uwe Janssen, Hartmut Peters, Andrej Schewzow, Marco Winter