Patents by Inventor Brian Fudge

Brian Fudge 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).

  • Publication number: 20190213555
    Abstract: The system provides a method of sorting and presenting messages in a way so that the relationship in message threads can be easily observed and related messages can be identified. The system provides a way to view messages and map message threads and inboxes in two and three dimensions so that the content of messages can be easily reviewed and the relationship between messages can be seen and followed. The system is not limited to email messages but can present the relationship between multiple types of communications including emails, instant messages, texts, tweets, bulletin boards, wilds, blogs, voice conversations postings on social networks and other types of communications. In addition, the system allows for the inclusion of transactional information, including financial transactions, physical movement, asset deployment, or other acts or activities that may be related to, or independent of, the communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Jack Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 10210481
    Abstract: The system provides a method of sorting and presenting messages in a way so that the relationship in message threads can be easily observed and related messages can be identified. The system provides a way to view messages and map message threads and inboxes in two and three dimensions so that the content of messages can be easily reviewed and the relationship between messages can be seen and followed. The system is not limited to email messages but can present the relationship between multiple types of communications including emails, instant messages, texts, tweets, bulletin boards, wikis, blogs, voice conversations postings on social networks and other types of communications. In addition, the system allows for the inclusion of transactional information, including financial transactions, physical movement, asset deployment, or other acts or activities that may be related to, or independent of, the communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bitvore Corp.
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Jack Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 9582551
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Bitvore Corp.
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lewis Roth
  • Patent number: 9569408
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: BITVORE CORP.
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lew Roth, Gregory Bolcer, Gerry Deckert
  • Patent number: 9369687
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for encoding, distributing, and decoding multimedia files with interleaved video, subtitle, and audio chunks are provided. Multimedia files in accordance with embodiments of the present invention can contain multiple video tracks, multiple audio tracks, multiple subtitle tracks, data that can be used to generate a menu interface to access the contents of the file and ‘meta data’ concerning the contents of the file. In one embodiment, the generated ‘audio,’ ‘video’ and ‘subtitle’ chunks are interleaved so that the ‘audio’ and ‘subtitle’ chunks are located within the file prior to the ‘video’ chunks containing information concerning the video frames to which they correspond. In other embodiments, the ‘audio’ and ‘subtitle’ chunks can be located after the ‘video’ chunks to which they correspond. One embodiment of a multimedia file in accordance with the present invention includes a series of encoded video frames and encoded menu information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Sonic IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Braness, Christopher Durham, Timothy Sayre, Benjamin Cote, Darrius Nguyen Thompson, Jerome Rota, Alastair Mayo, Eric William Grab, Jerald Donaldson, Heather Hitchcock, Damien Chavarria, Michael John Floyd, Abou Ul Aala Ahsan, Brian Fudge, Adam H. Li
  • Publication number: 20150347596
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying information from a BBS. The system provides a method of sorting and presenting messages from a BBS in a way so that the relationship in message threads can be easily observed and related messages can be identified. The system provides a way to view messages and map message threads in two and three dimensions so that the content of messages can be easily reviewed and the relationship between messages can be seen and followed. The system allows a user to enter into a message thread at any point and to then produce a visualization of the related threads and messages associated with each individual message. The system provides interfaces for either a linear or threaded BBS or even a hybrid BBS that is some combination of linear and threaded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Carl MANDEL, David MANDEL, Brian FUDGE, Lew ROTH, Kevin WATTERS
  • Patent number: 9015244
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying information from a BBS. The system provides a method of sorting and presenting messages from a BBS in a way so that the relationship in message threads can be easily observed and related messages can be identified. The system provides a way to view messages and map message threads in two and three dimensions so that the content of messages can be easily reviewed and the relationship between messages can be seen and followed. The system allows a user to enter into a message thread at any point and to then produce a visualization of the related threads and messages associated with each individual message. The system provides interfaces for either a linear or threaded BBS or even a hybrid BBS that is some combination of linear and threaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bitvore Corp.
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lew Roth, Kevin Watters
  • Publication number: 20150104153
    Abstract: A multimedia file and methods of generating, distributing and using the multimedia file are described. Multimedia files in accordance with embodiments of the present invention can contain multiple video tracks, multiple audio tracks, multiple subtitle tracks, data that can be used to generate a menu interface to access the contents of the file and ‘meta data’ concerning the contents of the file. Multimedia files in accordance with several embodiments of the present invention also include references to video tracks, audio tracks, subtitle tracks and ‘meta data’ external to the file. One embodiment of a multimedia file in accordance with the present invention includes a series of encoded video frames and encoded menu information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Jason Braness, Christopher Durham, Timothy Sayre, Benjamin Cote, Darrius Nguyen Thompson, Jerome Rota, Alastair Mayo, Eric William Grab, Jerald Donaldson, Heather Hitchcock, Damien Chavarria, Michael John Floyd, Ashan Butt, Brian Fudge, Adam H. Li
  • Publication number: 20150082160
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lew Roth, Gregory Bolcer, Gerry Deckert
  • Publication number: 20150032734
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lew Roth, Gregory Bolcer, Gerry Deckert
  • Patent number: 8856107
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Bitvore Corp.
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lew Roth, Gregory Bolcer, Gerry Deckert
  • Patent number: 8731369
    Abstract: A multimedia file and methods of generating, distributing and using the multimedia file are described. Multimedia files in accordance with embodiments of the present invention can contain multiple video tracks, multiple audio tracks, multiple subtitle tracks, data that can be used to generate a menu interface to access the contents of the file and ‘meta data’ concerning the contents of the file. Multimedia files in accordance with several embodiments of the present invention also include references to video tracks, audio tracks, subtitle tracks and ‘meta data’ external to the file. One embodiment of a multimedia file in accordance with the present invention includes a series of encoded video frames and encoded menu information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Sonic IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam H. Li, Jason Braness, Christopher Durham, Timothy Sayre, Benjamin Cote, Darrius Thompson, Jerome Rota, Alastair Mayo, Eric William Grab, Jerald Donaldson, Heather Hitchcock, Damien Chavarria, Michael John Floyd, Ahsan Butt, Brian Fudge
  • Publication number: 20140122467
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Bitvore Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lewis Roth
  • Publication number: 20140115541
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Bitvore Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lew Roth, Gregory Bolcer, Gerry Deckert
  • Patent number: 8694490
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Bitvore Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Mandel, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lew Roth
  • Publication number: 20120200567
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: CARL MANDEL, DAVID MANDEL, BRIAN FUDGE, LEW ROTH, GREG BOLCER, GERRY DECKERT
  • Publication number: 20120197871
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying collections of communications. These communications can be a single type or multiple types of data and may come from email systems, bulletin boards, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings and comments, financial transactions, travel itineraries or any other type of communications. The communications represented by the system can be electronic or physical as desired. The system can also present forwarded, copied, replied, or other types of communications. In one embodiment, the system provides a Universe View of a set of communications. The Universe View, in one embodiment, is a three dimensional representation of a plurality of cubes. Each cube represents a subset of a collection of communications. Each cube can be color coded or shaded to represent a dominant theme of the contents of the communications represented by the cube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: CARL MANDEL, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Lew Roth
  • Publication number: 20120191779
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for sorting and displaying information from a BBS. The system provides a method of sorting and presenting messages from a BBS in a way so that the relationship in message threads can be easily observed and related messages can be identified. The system provides a way to view messages and map message threads in two and three dimensions so that the content of messages can be easily reviewed and the relationship between messages can be seen and followed. The system allows a user to enter into a message thread at any point and to then produce a visualization of the related threads and messages associated with each individual message. The system provides interfaces for either a linear or threaded BBS or even a hybrid BBS that is some combination of linear and threaded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: CARL MANDEL, DAVID MANDEL, BRIAN FUDGE, LEW ROTH, KEVIN WATTERS
  • Patent number: 8194987
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for limiting bit rate of compressed data is disclosed. The apparatus and method allows the generation of parameters for encoding digital image data based on the data bit rate resulting from the use of different parameters. In one embodiment, a statistical analysis is performed to determine the different parameters. The use of parameters results in a bit rate that would prevent a decoder to stall during decompression while allowing the encoder compress without affecting the quality. Therefore, a more efficient encoding and decoding can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Senthil Govindaswamy, Brian Fudge, Ann C. Irvine, Kadayam Thyagarajan
  • Publication number: 20110035681
    Abstract: The system provides a method of sorting and presenting messages in a way so that the relationship in message threads can be easily observed and related messages can be identified. The system provides a way to view messages and map message threads and inboxes in two and three dimensions so that the content of messages can be easily reviewed and the relationship between messages can be seen and followed. The system is not limited to email messages but can present the relationship between multiple types of communications including emails, instant messages, texts, tweets, bulletin boards, wilds, blogs, voice conversations postings on social networks and other types of communications. In addition, the system allows for the inclusion of transactional information, including financial transactions, physical movement, asset deployment, or other acts or activities that may be related to, or independent of, the communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: CARL MANDEL, David Mandel, Brian Fudge, Jack Berkowitz