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: 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
  • Patent number: 7856149
    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: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Senthil Govindaswamy, Brian Fudge, Ann C. Irvine, Kadayam Thyagarajan
  • Patent number: 7664872
    Abstract: A computer device selected as a media server is connected to a consumer electronic (CE) device over multiple media transfer channels. The multiple media transfer channels together with an improved media transfer protocol allow for efficient, real-time transfer of different types of digital media, in various combinations, for playing on the CE device. Each type of media is transferred over its own dedicated channel according to its individual data rate. The improved media transfer protocol allows the data to be transmitted in either an asynchronous mode or a synchronous stream or timestamp mode depending on whether synchronization is desired. A dedicated control channel allows for the transfer of control information from the CE device to the media server as well as for resynchronizing media position of the server upon a change in play mode of the corresponding media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: DIVX, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland Osborne, Alexander van Zoest, Aaron Robinson, Brian Fudge, Mayur Srinivasan, Kevin Fry
  • Patent number: 7376243
    Abstract: An apparatus for adding a watermark to a moving image as it is displayed comprises a watermark generator in which data representing a watermark is generated. The watermark contains at least one of location data and time data pertaining to the displaying of the moving image. The location and time data is protected by forward error encoding. The watermark also contains at least one of program data identifying the moving image and frame data unique in identifying each frame of the moving image. The program and time data is protected by scrambling. A watermark applicator applies the watermark data to image data representing substantially all of the moving image depending on a characteristic, such as amplitude, of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Fudge, Kadayam Thyagarajan, Eric Rosen
  • Publication number: 20070286278
    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: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Senthil Govindaswamy, Brian Fudge, Ann Irvine, Kadayam Thyagarajan
  • Publication number: 20070062313
    Abstract: Sidestream gas sampling assembly that does not substantially degrade the waveform of expired gases. The gas sampling assembly includes a sample cell portion integrated with a filter portion for separating undesired liquid condensate from respiratory gases to be monitored. The gas sampling assembly is configured to receive expired gases through a gas sampling line, filter undesired liquid condensate from the expired gases through hydrophobic fiber elements and communicate the filtered gases to a sample chamber which is in close proximity to the filter where measurements may be taken thereof e.g., optical or infrared sensing mechanisms. The gases that are substantially free of liquid condensate are then exhausted from the sample chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: David Rich, Brian Fudge, Patrick Tuxbury, Kirk Johnson
  • Publication number: 20060195884
    Abstract: Multimedia distribution systems are disclosed in which servers communicate with clients via audio, video, overlay and/or control channels. In many instances, the audio, video and/or overlay information is transcoded prior to transmission. In many embodiments, the servers and/or clients can be updated. In several embodiments, the updates can be performed in a manner that preserves the ability of all devices connected to a network to communication. One embodiment of the invention includes a server connected to a client via a network and at least one storage device containing audio, video and/or overlay information formatted in accordance with a first format. In addition, the client includes a storage device that stores information indicative of the audio, video and/or overlay formats that the client is capable of decoding and the server is configured to transmit audio, video, overlay and control information via separate audio, video and overlay and control channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Alexander van Zoest, Aaron Robinson, Roland Osborne, Brian Fudge, Kevin Fry, Mayur Srinivasan, Jason Braness, William MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20060174021
    Abstract: A computer device selected as a media server is connected to a consumer electronic (CE) device over multiple media transfer channels. The multiple media transfer channels together with an improved media transfer protocol allow for efficient, real-time transfer of different types of digital media, in various combinations, for playing on the CE device. Each type of media is transferred over its own dedicated channel according to its individual data rate. The improved media transfer protocol allows the data to be transmitted in either an asynchronous mode or a synchronous stream or timestamp mode depending on whether synchronization is desired. A dedicated control channel allows for the transfer of control information from the CE device to the media server as well as for resynchronizing media position of the server upon a change in play mode of the corresponding media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Roland Osborne, Alexander van Zoest, Aaron Robinson, Brian Fudge, Mayur Srinivasan, Kevin Fry
  • Publication number: 20060174026
    Abstract: A remote user interface provides a full motion, full-color, dynamic interface with complex visuals without imposing heavy hardware requirements on a consumer electronics device. Instead, the hardware requirements are placed on another computer device that is designated as a media server. The media server generates the complex UI, encodes the UI into one or more compressed video frames, and transmits the compressed video frames to the CE device. The CE device plays the UI video as it would any other video. User inputs for interacting with the UI are transmitted and interpreted by the media server. The media server updates the UI images based on the interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Aaron Robinson, Roland Osborne, Brian Fudge
  • Publication number: 20060168291
    Abstract: Multimedia distribution systems are disclosed in which servers communicate with clients via audio, video, overlay and/or control channels. Information sent between the clients and servers on the audio, video and/or overlay channels includes timestamps. The timestamps coordinate the queuing and processing of information received by the client. Once information has been processed by the client, the client can report information concerning the timestamps associated with the processed information to the server. In one embodiment, the invention includes a server connected to a client via a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Alexander van Zoest, Aaron Robinson, Roland Osborne, Brian Fudge, Kevin Fry, Mayur Srinivasan, Jason Braness, William McDonald
  • Publication number: 20060129909
    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, a complete index that can be used to locate each data chunk in each of these tracks and an abridged index that can enable the location of a subset of the data chunks in each track, 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Abou Butt, Steve Bramwell, Brian Fudge
  • Publication number: 20060120562
    Abstract: An apparatus for adding a watermark to a moving image as it is displayed comprises a watermark generator in which data representing a watermark is generated. The watermark contains at least one of location data and time data pertaining to the displaying of the moving image. The location and time data is protected by forward error encoding. The watermark also contains at least one of program data identifying the moving image and frame data unique in identifying each frame of the moving image. The program and time data is protected by scrambling. A watermark applicator applies the watermark data to image data representing substantially all of the moving image depending on a characteristic, such as amplitude, of the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Brian Fudge, Kadayam Thyagarajan, Eric Rosen
  • Publication number: 20060086254
    Abstract: A filter assembly for use in sidestream gas sampling assembly. The filter assembly of the present invention includes a hydrophilic The filter further includes a hydrophobic member positioned downstream of the hydrophilic liner. The hydrophobic disk acts as a second line of defense against moisture reaching the sensing mechanism member that is constructed from a porous material and is situated such that gas entering the filter assembly passes through at least a portion the hydrophilic member. In a further embodiment, the filter includes a hydrophobic member positioned downstream of the hydrophilic member. The hydrophobic member acts as a second line of defense against moisture reaching the sensing mechanism in the gas sampling assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventors: Brian Fudge, Patrick Tuxbury, Kirk Johnson
  • Patent number: 6996248
    Abstract: An apparatus for adding a watermark to a moving image as it is displayed comprises a watermark generator in which data representing a watermark is generated. The watermark contains at least one of location data and time data pertaining to the displaying of the moving image. The location and time data is protected by forward error encoding. The watermark also contains at least one of program data identifying the moving image and frame data unique in identifying each frame of the moving image. The program and time data is protected by scrambling. A watermark applicator applies the watermark data to image data representing substantially all of the moving image depending on a characteristic, such as amplitude, of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Fudge, Kadayam Thyagarajan, Eric Rosen
  • Publication number: 20050207442
    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: December 17, 2004
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Alexander Zoest, Jason Braness, Christopher Durham, Timothy Sayre, Benjamin Cote, Darrius Thompson, Jerome Rota, Adrian Bourke, Alastair Mayo, Eric Grab, Jerald Donaldson, Heather Hitchcock, Damien Chavarria, Michael Floyd, Ahsan Butt, Brian Fudge, Aaron Robinson
  • Publication number: 20050161042
    Abstract: A filter assembly for use in sidestream gas sampling assembly. The filter assembly of the present invention includes a hydrophilic liner lining the inner perimeter of a housing for wicking moisture from the gases to be monitored prior to the gases reaching a sensing mechanism. The filter further includes a hydrophobic member positioned downstream of the hydrophilic liner. The hydrophobic disk acts as a second line of defense against moisture reaching the sensing mechanism. In one embodiment, the filter further include an absorbent layer positioned between the cylindrical housing and the hydrophilic layer to aid in wicking moisture from the gas stream. In a further embodiment, the hydrophobic disk is eliminated and the hydrophilic member is situated such that gas entering the filter assembly must pass through at least a portion the hydrophilic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Applicant: RIC Investments, LLC.
    Inventors: Brian Fudge, John Triunfo, David Rich
  • Publication number: 20040156550
    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: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventors: Senthil Govindaswamy, Brian Fudge, Ann C. Irvine, Kadayam Thyagarajan
  • Publication number: 20030016302
    Abstract: A system for conditioning digital image data for display of the image represented thereby is arranged such that data defining an image is supplied as pixel data and is formatted before being output for display. The pixel data defines a multiplicity of pixels which together form an image and is stored for processing. A set of parameters defining each of a plurality of different image displaying formats is also stored in a format data table. The digital image data is read from the store, formatted depending on the set of parameters for a selected image display format, and output for display of the image represented thereby in the selected image display format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventors: Brian Fudge, John Ratzel, Mario Scipione
  • Publication number: 20020191810
    Abstract: An apparatus for adding a watermark to a moving image as it is displayed comprises a watermark generator in which data representing a watermark is generated. The watermark contains at least one of location data and time data pertaining to the displaying of the moving image. The location and time data is protected by forward error encoding. The watermark also contains at least one of program data identifying the moving image and frame data unique in identifying each frame of the moving image. The program and time data is protected by scrambling. A watermark applicator applies the watermark data to image data representing substantially all of the moving image depending on a characteristic, such as amplitude, of the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Brian Fudge, Kadayam Thyagarajan, Eric Rosen