Patents by Inventor Bill Butera

Bill Butera 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: 5305400
    Abstract: The video data of an image sequence are encoded and decoded section by section, with each nth key frame data field being transmitted as completely as possible. From two adjacent key frame data fields, n-1 phantom image data fields are calculated at the transmitting and receiving ends taking into account n-1 motion fields. Further, n-1 difference image data fields are determined at the transmitting end and transmitted together with the key frame data fields. At the receiving end, the original sequence of data fields is reconstructed from the transmitted data fields by recalculation of the motion fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Assignee: Deutsche ITT Industries GmbH
    Inventor: Bill Butera