Patents by Inventor Brian D Maxson

Brian D Maxson 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: 8134650
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D Maxson, Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry, Sorin I. Teodorescu, David M. Vann
  • Patent number: 7954126
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian D Maxson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry
  • Patent number: 7941821
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian D. Maxson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry
  • Publication number: 20110035773
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian D. Maxson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry
  • Publication number: 20110010744
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian D. Maxson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry
  • Patent number: 7814516
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices;, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian D Maxson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry
  • Patent number: 7797718
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian D Maxson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry
  • Publication number: 20100060791
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Brian D. Maxson, Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry, Sorin I. Teodorescu, David M. Vann
  • Publication number: 20100053467
    Abstract: Systems and methods that facilitate rotation sensitive remote control of televisions and the like using polarized light. The remote control unit and the infrared (IR) signal detection system of the television are preferably sensitive to rotation of the remote control unit about its longitudinal axis. Rotation of the remote control unit in coordination with depression of keys or buttons on the remote control unit enables enhanced and quicker navigation through a list of options presented in a user interface displayed on the television screen such as, for example, to turn up or down the volume with a single motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Brian D. Maxson
  • Publication number: 20100053310
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transforming 3D video content to match a viewer's position to provide a means to make constrained-viewpoint 3D video broadcasts more independent of viewer position. The 3D video display on a television is enhanced by taking 3D video that is coded assuming one particular viewer viewpoint, sensing the viewer's actual position with respect to the display screen, and transforming the video images as appropriate for the actual position. The process provided herein is preferably implemented using information embedded in an MPEG2 3D video stream or similar scheme to shortcut the computationally intense portions of identifying object depth that is necessary for the transformation to be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Brian D. Maxson, Mike Harvill
  • Publication number: 20100053476
    Abstract: Systems and methods that facilitate the de-speckling of a laser source in a projection televisions. In a preferred embodiment, laser light from a laser source strikes first and second mirrors on its way to a spatial light modulator and projection optics. Preferably the mirrors are incompletely flat, and preferably move or are caused to rotate. The mirrors preferably deviate from flatness by an amount of at least one or more wavelengths, and rotate at a rate different than the video frame rate and at different rates from one another to ensure that light encountering the deviation of the first mirror strikes the second mirror at a different location than on the first mirror. As the coherent light is reflected by the mirrors the path length it takes continuously changes thereby continuously changing the phase of the light striking the screen causing the bright spots in a speckle pattern to continuously disappear and reappear elsewhere on the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Brian D. Maxson
  • Publication number: 20100054744
    Abstract: The embodiments provided herein are directed to pitch and yaw sensitive remote control of televisions and the like using polarized light. In a preferred embodiment, the remote control unit and the infrared (IR) signal detection system of the television are sensitive to the pitch and yaw of the remote control unit relative to the television.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Brian D. Maxson
  • Publication number: 20020171763
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital,1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian D. Maxson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry
  • Publication number: 20020171762
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Maxson, Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry, Sorin I. Teodorescu, David M. Vann
  • Publication number: 20020171624
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices;, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Polly Stecyk, Brian Peterson, Brian D. Maxson, Pavel Houda, George E. Palmer, Shenta T. Pu, Martin Zanfino, Robert A. Perry