Patents by Inventor Ariel Braunstein

Ariel Braunstein 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: 10275898
    Abstract: A combined video of a scene may be generated for applications such as virtual reality or augmented reality. In one method, a camera system may be oriented at a first orientation and used to capture first video of a first portion of the scene. The camera system may then be rotated to a second orientation and used to capture second video of a second portion of the scene that is offset from the first portion such that the first video and the second video each have an overlapping video portion depicting an overlapping portion of the scene in which the first portion and the second portion of the scene overlap with each other. The first and second portions may be combined together to generate the combined video, which may depict the first and second portions substantially without duplicative inclusion of the overlapping video portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alex Song, Jonathan Frank, Julio C. Hernandez Zaragoza, Orin Green, Steve Cooper, Ariel Braunstein, Tim Milliron, Colvin Pitts, Yusuke Yasui, Saeid Shahhosseini, Bipeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10044778
    Abstract: A user interface for sharing media items with others. From a sender's perspective, embodiments of the invention allow for an easy-to-use drag-and-drop technique that is more user-friendly than conventional techniques. From the recipient's perspective, embodiments of the invention allow media items from multiple sources to be aggregated into a single viewport, providing a cohesive and unified approach to media items received from others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Stanley Peter Demarta, David Jack Ovadia, Peter W. Winer, Jonathan Benjamin Korman, David Ben-Yaakov, Ariel Braunstein, Philip C. Kim, Jonathan Kaplan
  • Patent number: 9639945
    Abstract: An image such as a light-field image may be captured with a light-field image capture device with a microlens array. The image may be received in a data store along with a depth map that indicates depths at which objects in different portions of the image are disposed. A function may be applied to the depth map to generate a mask that defines a gradual transition between the different depths. An effect may be applied to the image through the use of the mask such that applicability of the effect is determined by the mask. A processed image may be generated. The first effect may be present in the processed image, as applied previously. The processed image may be displayed on a display device. If desired, multiple effects may be applied through the generation of multiple masks, depth maps, and/or intermediate images prior to generation of the processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Lytro, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Oberheu, Colvin Pitts, Duane Petrovich, Ariel Braunstein
  • Publication number: 20170061635
    Abstract: An image such as a light-field image may be captured with a light-field image capture device with a microlens array. The image may be received in a data store along with a depth map that indicates depths at which objects in different portions of the image are disposed. A function may be applied to the depth map to generate a mask that defines a gradual transition between the different depths. An effect may be applied to the image through the use of the mask such that applicability of the effect is determined by the mask. A processed image may be generated. The first effect may be present in the processed image, as applied previously. The processed image may be displayed on a display device. If desired, multiple effects may be applied through the generation of multiple masks, depth maps, and/or intermediate images prior to generation of the processed image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Kent Oberheu, Colvin Pitts, Duane Petrovich, Ariel Braunstein
  • Publication number: 20140359037
    Abstract: A user interface for sharing media items with others. From a sender's perspective, embodiments of the invention allow for an easy-to-use drag-and-drop technique that is more user-friendly than conventional techniques. From the recipient's perspective, embodiments of the invention allow media items from multiple sources to be aggregated into a single viewport, providing a cohesive and unified approach to media items received from others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Stanley Peter DEMARTA, David Jack OVADIA, Peter W. WINER, Jonathan Benjamin KORMAN, David BEN-YAAKOV, Ariel BRAUNSTEIN, Philip C. KIM, Jonathan KAPLAN
  • Patent number: 8745139
    Abstract: A user interface for sharing media items with others. From a sender's perspective, embodiments of the invention allow for an easy-to-use drag-and-drop technique that is more user-friendly than conventional techniques. From the recipient's perspective, embodiments of the invention allow media items from multiple sources to be aggregated into a single viewport, providing a cohesive and unified approach to media items received from others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley Peter Demarta, David Jack Ovadia, Peter W. Winer, Jonathan Benjamin Korman, David Ben-Yaakov, Ariel Braunstein, Philip C. Kim, Jonathan Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8697997
    Abstract: A cable has an integrated cable management system for organizing multiple cables. The body of the cable has a first mating surface with a first interlocking element disposed thereon and a second mating surface with a second interlocking element disposed thereon the second mating surface, where the first interlocking element is configured as a complementary interlocking element for the second interlocking element, so that multiple cables may be joined without the use of additional cable-organizing devices. The first interlocking element may include at least one coupling recess formed in the first mating surface and configured to engage with an interlocking element having the same configuration as the second interlocking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Thomas Kelly, Ariel Braunstein, Kyle Nathen Swen, Greg P. McNamara, Brian Patrick Bjelovuk
  • Patent number: 8649297
    Abstract: A method in one example implementation includes discovering a networking device within a wireless connectivity range from a first computing device. The networking device may be configured for wireless connectivity by sending new network configuration settings to the networking device to be stored in a memory element. The method also includes configuring the first computing device to initiate a wireless connection to the networking device, such that the wireless connection is created without requiring the user to provide any configuration settings associated with the wireless connection. In more specific embodiments, if it is determined that the networking device is unconfigured, then the new network configuration settings are automatically generated. In other more specific embodiments, the new network configuration settings include a new network identifier and a new network password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy F. Ahlers, Aaron H. Averbuch, Coyle B. Marl, John-Anthony Owens, John L. W. Furlan, Jonathan Kaplan, Ariel Braunstein
  • Patent number: 8627420
    Abstract: A network association apparatus includes identification information and an authorization credential associated with a specific client device or service to be connected to a wireless network. The apparatus is configured to automatically provide the identification information and the authorization credential to a host device of a wireless network in a secure fashion when brought into close proximity to or physically connected with the host of the wireless network. The apparatus may comprise an RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Furlan, Siddhartha Dattagupta, Chris Bainer, Insung Kim, Ariel Braunstein, Jonathan Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8601087
    Abstract: A user interface for sharing media items with others. From a sender's perspective, embodiments of the invention allow for an easy-to-use drag-and-drop technique that is more user-friendly than conventional techniques. From the recipient's perspective, embodiments of the invention allow media items from multiple sources to be aggregated into a single viewport, providing a cohesive and unified approach to media items received from others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Benjamin Korman, David Ben-Yaakov, Philip C. Kim, Stanley Peter Demarta, David Jack Ovadia, Ariel Braunstein
  • Patent number: 8516395
    Abstract: A method that includes causing at least a portion of a first representation of a first file and at least a portion of a second representation of a second file to be displayed in a user interface on a display associated with a computing device, where the first file is included in a first folder included in a folder structure stored in a memory included within the computing device, and the second file is included in a second folder included in the folder structure. The method further includes receiving user input to navigate content stored in the folder structure, and, in response to the user input, causing the at least a portion of the first representation and the at least a portion of the second representation to move in a first direction within the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Braunstein, Jonathan Kaplan, John Furlan, Richard Tobais Inman, Elizabeth A. Cleary, Michael Jones, Ryan Devenish, Matthew John Barthelemy
  • Patent number: 8489715
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method for interacting with one or more client devices coupled to a smart network host device within a smart home network. The method includes the steps of identifying a first application that is associated with at least one client device and stored in an first application store coupled to a smart home network, downloading the first application from the first application store for execution, associating a service that is exposed by the at least one client device with the first application, translating a high-level instruction generated by the first application via the service to a low-level instruction that is understood by the at least one client device, and transmitting the low-level instruction to the at least one client device for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: CISCO Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Hyman Averbuch, John Furlan, Matthew Tebbs, Ariel Braunstein, John-Anthony Owens, Rodney David Smith, Mark Carroll, Thomas E. Logan, Daniel Richard Albertson, Alan Scott Pearson
  • Patent number: 8456537
    Abstract: A digital device including a processor that includes a first unit configured to receive signals in accordance with a first communications protocol and a second unit configured to receive signals in accordance with a second communications protocol. The digital device further includes a data connector coupled to the processor and operable in accordance with the first communications protocol, a switch coupled to the data connector and configured to further couple the data connector to either the first unit or the second unit, and a sensor coupled to the switch, where upon activation of the sensor, a switching signal is transmitted from the sensor to the switch that causes the switch to uncouple the data connector from the first unit and couple the data connector to the second unit to make the data connector operable in accordance with the second communications protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John Furlan, Ariel Braunstein, Jonathan Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8380051
    Abstract: In general, a digital video player is described that has a form factor that allows the video player to be built into or otherwise attached to another enclosure. The digital video player may be built into or otherwise attached to the other enclosure such as any physical packaging around or accompanying a product, a Point of Sale (POS) structure near the product in a store, or attached to the product itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Braunstein, John Louis Warpakowski Furlan, Jonathan Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8352864
    Abstract: A method of generating a customized image includes forming a first design including a first pattern having a first color and a second color. The method also includes receiving input from a user using a design modification element. The method further includes forming a second design including a second pattern including a third color and a fourth color. A change from the first design to the second design is proportional to the input received from the user using the design modification element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: CISCO Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Kaplan, Ariel Braunstein
  • Publication number: 20130007098
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method for interacting with one or more client devices coupled to a smart network host device within a smart home network. The method includes the steps of identifying a first application that is associated with at least one client device and stored in an first application store coupled to a smart home network, downloading the first application from the first application store for execution, associating a service that is exposed by the at least one client device with the first application, translating a high-level instruction generated by the first application via the service to a low-level instruction that is understood by the at least one client device, and transmitting the low-level instruction to the at least one client device for processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Aaron Hyman AVERBUCH, John Furlan, Matthew Tebbs, Ariel Braunstein, John-Anthony Owens, Rodney David Smith, Mark Carroll, Thomas E. Logan, Daniel Richard Albertson, Alan Scott Pearson
  • Patent number: 8325239
    Abstract: A digital video camera may include a digital video image sensor for capturing digital video footage to be stored on an internal memory. The digital video image sensor and internal memory may be housed in a camera body. A retractable arm having a data connector may be attached to the camera body. The arm can be extended from and retracted into the camera body, while the data connector can be used to transfer digital video footage to an external device, such as a computer. The data connector may conform to a standard for connecting peripheral devices, such as the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard or the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 1394 (IEEE 1394) standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Kaplan, Ariel Braunstein, John Louis Warpakowski Furlan
  • Patent number: D676889
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Maarten Dinger, Nasahn Adam Sheppard, Jonathan Kaplan, John Furlan, Ariel Braunstein, Simon Fleming-Wood, Richard Tobias Inman, Elizabeth A. Cleary, Montford De Lattre, Mark Manuel Martinez, Greg Allen Cummings, Peter Michaelian, Houtan Rahimi Farahani, Robert Jetter, Matthew Morris Taylor, Tim Oonthim Lau, William Orner
  • Patent number: D676890
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: CISCO Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nasahn Adam Sheppard, Maarten Dinger, Peter Michaelian, John Furlan, Jonathan Kaplan, Ariel Braunstein, Simon Fleming-Wood, Elizabeth A. Cleary
  • Patent number: D677299
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nasahn Adam Sheppard, Maarten Dinger, Shannon Colleen Fong, Peter Michaelian, John Furlan, Jonathan Kaplan, Ariel Braunstein, Simon Fleming-Wood, Elizabeth A. Cleary