Patents by Inventor Charles Fuller

Charles Fuller 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: 9338520
    Abstract: A system and method for applying a database to video multimedia is disclosed. Certain embodiments provide media content owners the capability to exploit video processing capabilities using rich, interactive and compelling visual content on a network. Mechanisms of associating video with commerce offerings are provided. Video server and search server technologies are integrated with ad serving personalization agents to make the final presentations of content and advertising. Algorithms utilized by the system use a variety of techniques for making the final presentation decisions of which ads, with which content, are served to which user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: David Girouard, Bradley Horowitz, Richard Humphrey, Charles Fuller
  • Patent number: 8495694
    Abstract: A system and method that provide media content owners the capability to achieve community building goals by exploiting video processing capabilities using rich, interactive and compelling media content on a network or Internet website. The system and method additionally provide website community building mechanisms to community members, thereby allowing the members to customize the actual community websites that many companies and website owners seek in order to enhance e-commerce revenue generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: David Girouard, Bradley Horowitz, Richard Humphrey, Charles Fuller
  • Patent number: 8387087
    Abstract: A system and method for applying a database to video multimedia is disclosed. Certain embodiments provide media content owners the capability to exploit video processing capabilities using rich, interactive and compelling visual content on a network. Mechanisms of associating video with commerce offerings are provided. Video server and search server technologies are integrated with ad serving personalization agents to make the final presentations of content and advertising. Algorithms utilized by the system use a variety of techniques for making the final presentation decisions of which ads, with which content, are served to which user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: David Girouard, Bradley Horowitz, Richard Humphrey, Charles Fuller
  • Publication number: 20120215629
    Abstract: A system and method for applying a database to video multimedia is disclosed. Certain embodiments provide media content owners the capability to exploit video processing capabilities using rich, interactive and compelling visual content on a network. Mechanisms of associating video with commerce offerings are provided. Video server and search server technologies are integrated with ad serving personalization agents to make the final presentations of content and advertising. Algorithms utilized by the system use a variety of techniques for making the final presentation decisions of which ads, with which content, are served to which user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: David Girouard, Bradley Horowitz, Richard Humphrey, Charles Fuller
  • Patent number: 8171509
    Abstract: A system and method for applying a database to video multimedia is disclosed. One embodiment provides media content owners the capability to exploit video processing capabilities using rich, interactive and compelling visual content on a network. Mechanisms of associating video with commerce offerings are provided. Video server and search server technologies are integrated with ad serving personalization agents to make the final presentations of content and advertising. Algorithms utilized by the system use a variety of techniques for making the final presentation decisions of which ads, with which content, served to which user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: David Girouard, Bradley Horowitz, Richard Humphrey, Charles Fuller
  • Publication number: 20110214144
    Abstract: A system and method that provide media content owners the capability to achieve community building goals by exploiting video processing capabilities using rich, interactive and compelling media content on a network or Internet website. The system and method additionally provide website community building mechanisms to community members, thereby allowing the members to customize the actual community websites that many companies and website owners seek in order to enhance e-commerce revenue generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: VIRAGE, INC.
    Inventors: David Girouard, Bradley Horowitz, Richard Humphrey, Charles Fuller
  • Patent number: 7962948
    Abstract: A system and method that provide media content owners the capability to achieve community building goals by exploiting video processing capabilities using rich, interactive and compelling media content on a network or Internet website. The system and method additionally provide website community building mechanisms to community members, thereby allowing the members to customize the actual community websites that many companies and website owners seek in order to enhance e-commerce revenue generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: David Girouard, Bradley Horowitz, Richard Humphrey, Charles Fuller
  • Patent number: 7769827
    Abstract: A system and method that provide a hosted application and associated services for encoding, indexing, publishing and searching video media to content owners on a public network. The system and method allow the user interface to be customized and injected into the content-owner's website using dynamic HTML and template-based presentation mechanisms, thereby greatly enhancing the website's branding, advertising, and community building capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: David Girouard, Bradley Horowitz, Richard Humphrey, Charles Fuller
  • Patent number: 7403224
    Abstract: A digital capture system, such as a digital still camera or digital video recorder, has an embedded real-time content-based analysis function in the capture device to extract metadata from the digital signals. In one embodiment, metadata (descriptive information about the digital content) is formatted and stored separately from the content. In another embodiment, the metadata may be formatted and combined with the digital content in a container format such as MPEG-7, QuickTime, or FlashPix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Fuller, Mojgan Monika Gorkani, Richard D. Humphrey
  • Patent number: 7326314
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a low-linting laminated nonwoven fabric comprised of a reticulated film layer and an associated absorbent layer, which is suitable for medical, hygiene, and industrial applications, wherein said nonwoven fabric performs to absorb liquids, such as human exudates, while significantly reducing the amount of particulates released. The reticulated film of the invention is comprised of a series or network of small, geometrically profiled, depressed areas, wherein the depressed areas of the film are able to collect liquids such as blood, and channel such liquids through openings in the film layer into the associated absorbent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Fuller, John Steffen, Nyle Bishop, David Bye
  • Publication number: 20080028047
    Abstract: A system and method that provide a hosted application and associated services for encoding, indexing, publishing and searching video media to content owners on a public network. The system and method allow the user interface to be customized and injected into the content-owner's website using dynamic HTML and template-based presentation mechanisms, thereby greatly enhancing the website's branding, advertising, and community building capabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: David Girouard, Bradley Horowitz, Richard Humphrey, Charles Fuller
  • Patent number: 7295752
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is directed to a system and method for video cataloging. The video is cataloged according to predefined or user definable metadata. The metadata is used to index and then retrieve encoded video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh Jain, Charles Fuller, Mojgan Monika Gorkani, Bradley Horowitz, Richard D. Humphrey, Michael J. Portuesi, Chiao-fe Shu, Arun Hampapur, Amarnath Gupta, Jeffrey Bach
  • Patent number: 7222163
    Abstract: A system and method that provide a hosted application and associated services for encoding, indexing, publishing and searching video media to content owners on a public network. The system and method allow the user interface to be customized and injected into the content-owner's website using dynamic HTML and template-based presentation mechanisms, thereby greatly enhancing the website's branding, advertising, and community building capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: David Girouard, Bradley Horowitz, Richard Humphrey, Charles Fuller
  • Publication number: 20070013119
    Abstract: An improved sheet accumulator for stacking serially fed sheets transported on a paper path. The accumulator includes a guide deck. Above the guide deck, a plurality of parallel belts are positioned to provide a driving force for sheets on the deck. Within the accumulator, a ramp apparatus is positioned across the paper path whereby sheets driven by the belts on an upstream portion of the accumulator deck are driven over the ramp apparatus and deposited in an accumulating region of the accumulator deck on a downstream side of the ramp apparatus. Preferably, snap-down belts are provided between ramp structures snap transported sheets quickly into place on the stack and to hold them there. Sheets are stopped by an accumulator stop mechanism located at a downstream end of the accumulating region that prevents movement of sheets by the belts while sheets for an accumulation are being collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Inventors: John Masotta, William Wright, Robert Manna, Charles Fuller, John Sussmeier
  • Publication number: 20060267265
    Abstract: A cut sheet feeder for feeding stacked sheets of material including a feed support deck defining a planar surface for supporting the stacked sheet material and a transport deck defining an inclined surface relative to the planar surface of the feed support deck. The inclined surface is operative to transport additional sheet material to the feed support deck and produce a cantilevered sheet material delivery profile. Furthermore, a rotating element is employed to engage a surface of the stacked sheet material, and separate a single sheet from other sheet material supported by the feed support deck. The cantilevered delivery profile reduces the weight acting on the stacked material, minimizes the friction developed between individual sheets of material and facilitates separation of the sheets by the rotating element. A platen structure may also be employed to bear against the stacked sheet material to ensure reliable sheet material run out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Kevin Herde, Thomas Nguyen, Egbert Most, Rebecca Anderson, Charles Fuller
  • Publication number: 20060267272
    Abstract: A platen structure to facilitate the transport of stacked sheet material conveyed along a transport deck of a sheet feeing apparatus. The platen structure comprises first and second segments connected by means of a compliant coupling. The first segment of the platen is operative to engage a face of the stacked sheet material and apply a stabilizing normal force thereon. The second segment of the platen is operative to engage and travel synchronously with a moving surface of the transport deck. Furthermore, the first and second segments are connected by means of a compliant coupling which is operative to facilitate the relative angular displacement of the first and second segments about at least one axis while maintaining the relative linear displacement therebetween about at least one of the other axes. The platen structure ensures reliable sheet material run-out by compensating for a reduction in sheet material weight as the final or last sheets of the stack are singulated/separated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Kevin Herde, Thomas Nguyen, Egbert Most, Rebecca Anderson, Charles Fuller
  • Patent number: 7093191
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is directed to a system and method for video cataloging. The video is cataloged according to predefined or user definable metadata. The metadata is used to index and then retrieve encoded video. In one embodiment, the video is cataloged concurrently with encoding of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh Jain, Charles Fuller, Mojgan Monika Gorkani, Bradley Horowitz, Richard D. Humphrey, Michael J. Portuesi, Chiao-fe Shu, Arun Hampapur, Amarnath Gupta, Jeffrey Bach
  • Publication number: 20060056953
    Abstract: An improved sheet accumulator for stacking serially fed sheets transported on a paper path. The accumulator includes a guide deck. Above the guide deck, a plurality of parallel belts are positioned to provide a driving force for sheets on the deck. Within the accumulator, a ramp apparatus is positioned across the paper path whereby sheets driven by the belts on an upstream portion of the accumulator deck are driven over the ramp apparatus and deposited in an accumulating region of the accumulator deck on a downstream side of the ramp apparatus. Preferably, snap-down belts are provided between ramp structures snap transported sheets quickly into place on the stack and to hold them there. Sheets are stopped by an accumulator stop mechanism located at a downstream end of the accumulating region that prevents movement of sheets by the belts while sheets for an accumulation are being collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Applicant: Pitney Bowes Incorporated
    Inventors: John Masotta, William Wright, Robert Manna, Charles Fuller, John Sussmeier
  • Publication number: 20050106981
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a hydroentangled nonwoven fabric, the outer surface of which exhibits highly entangled fibers whereas the inner layer exhibits lightly entangled fibers. In particular, the present invention contemplates that a fabric is formed from a fibrous batt that is subjected to fluidic energy, preferably hydraulic energy, applied to one or both faces of a fibrous batt. The hydraulic energy is moderated against the basis weight of the fibrous batt to achieve the degree of surface entanglement desired. Fabrics formed in accordance with the present invention exhibit a sufficient degree of softness and non-linting performance, while providing the necessary resistance to tearing and abrasion, to facilitate use in a wide variety of applications such as cast padding or orthopedic wraps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Charles Fuller, Sheridan Ledbetter
  • Publication number: 20050098941
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for delivering and feeding a stack of paper to a high-speed sheet feeder. A sheet handling cart is removably connectable to a docking station attached to the high-speed sheet feeder. The sheet handling cart comprises a paper trough which is liftable from the rest of the cart. The paper trough has a trough bottom which longitudinally forms an elongated opening narrower than the bottom of the paper trough, the elongated opening being dimensioned to accommodate a conveyor belt that will protrude upward through the rectangular opening, after the paper trough is lifted from the rest of the cart, in order to advance the stack of paper toward the high-speed sheet feeder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Charles Fuller, John Masotta, William Wright