Patents by Inventor Clas Gerhard Sivertsen

Clas Gerhard Sivertsen 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: 10924798
    Abstract: A display system includes a network video transmitter with a video input, being placed in a minimalist chassis system, and communicatively connected to a power supply of the minimalist chassis system located in a secure area (SA). A network video receiver with a video output is located in a public area (PA), and communicatively connected to a display device. A network cable connects the network video transmitter to the network video receiver. The network cable transmits the video signal from the network video transmitter to the network video receiver and transmits power between the network video transmitter and the network video receiver, and the network cable has power conductors capable of carrying the power. The power supply is configured to provide power to both the network video transmitter and the network video receiver, and no power supply is required in the PA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ADVOLI LIMITED
    Inventors: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen, Paal Fure Torkehagen
  • Publication number: 20200351547
    Abstract: A display system includes a network video transmitter with a video input, being placed in a minimalist chassis system, and communicatively connected to a power supply of the minimalist chassis system located in a secure area (SA). A network video receiver with a video output is located in a public area (PA), and communicatively connected to a display device. A network cable connects the network video transmitter to the network video receiver. The network cable transmits the video signal from the network video transmitter to the network video receiver and transmits power between the network video transmitter and the network video receiver, and the network cable has power conductors capable of carrying the power. The power supply is configured to provide power to both the network video transmitter and the network video receiver, and no power supply is required in the PA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen, Paal Fure Torkehagen
  • Patent number: 10339090
    Abstract: A video card is disclosed. The video card includes a PCI card, an MXM connector and a LAN converter. The mobile PCI express module (“MXM”) connector is mounted on the PCI card and adapted to physically receive an MXM card having a GPU and to electronically receive a video signal from the GPU. The local area network video converter is mounted on the PCI card for receiving the video signal from the MXM connector and for converting the video signal to a signal suitable for transmission on a local area network (“LAN”) cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ADVOLI LIMITED
    Inventors: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen, Paal Fure Torkehagen
  • Patent number: 10269325
    Abstract: A display system for connecting a computer to a display having EDID information. The display system includes a graphics card and an adapter. The graphics card is in communication with the computer and includes: a graphics processor; a graphics card controller coupled to the graphics processor; and a memory coupled to the graphics card controller and the graphics processor. The adapter has an adapter controller, the adapter coupled to the display and coupled to the graphics card, wherein the graphics card controller is configured to query the EDID information from the display and store the EDID information as emulated EDID information in the memory and further wherein the graphics processor reads the emulated EDID information from the memory rather than from the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ADVOLI LIMITED
    Inventors: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen, Paal Fure Torkehagen
  • Patent number: 10216525
    Abstract: A virtual disk carousel is provided that is capable of creating disk images from optical disks and storing the disk images. The virtual disk carousel includes a bridge device configured to expose disk images stored at the virtual disk carousel to a computer by way of a standard storage device. When the computer performs read requests on the standard storage device exposed by the bridge device, the bridge device receives the requests from the computer, retrieves the appropriate portion of the disk image from the virtual disk carousel, and provides the portion of the disk image to the computer. The bridge device might also include a display and user input controls for managing the operation of the bridge device. The virtual disk carousel might also provide a user interface for managing the disk images, selecting a disk image to be exposed to the computer, and for performing other functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: American Megatrends, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Richardson, Clas Gerhard Sivertsen, Charles Patrick Hanes
  • Patent number: 10204360
    Abstract: Certain aspects relate to systems and methods for processing payments to trigger release of digital media content for display on digital signage devices. In certain embodiments, a management server receives a user input about payment remittance information relating to an advertising campaign, which includes media content stored at the management server. The management server then transmits the payment remittance information to an associated financial institution for processing. When the financial institution sends back a confirmation that the payment remittance has been processed, the management server updates the advertising campaign to reflect the confirmation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS, INC.
    Inventor: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen
  • Patent number: 10193710
    Abstract: A method for transmitting control systems over twisted pair cabling. The method includes: receiving a first single-ended transmission signal; converting the first single-ended transmission signal to a first differential transmission signal; transmitting the first differential transmission signal over a first two pairs of wires via a common mode of a transformer; receiving a first differential reception signal over a second two pairs of wires via the common mode of the transformer; and converting the first differential reception signal to a first single-ended reception signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ADVOLI LIMITED
    Inventor: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen
  • Patent number: 10146993
    Abstract: A non-invasive biometrical identification method and system (100) of animals, comprising: receiving characteristic data of an individual from at least one biometric sensor (102); processing the characteristic data to form biometric data identifying minutiae based skin markings of the individual and biometric data identifying physical characteristics of the individual; evaluating the biometric data identifying minutiae based skin markings of the individual and biometric data identifying physical characteristics of the individual to form biometric characteristic data of the individual; comparing the biometric characteristic findings of the individual to characteristic data of predetermined registered individuals; determining whether the individual is registered; giving the individual a unique identification if the individual is not registered; and registering the unique identification in a data storage (112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Kjell Ivar Kasin, Clas Gerhard Sivertsen
  • Patent number: 9886697
    Abstract: Certain aspects direct to systems and methods for distributing segmented media content to digital signage devices in a private network. In certain embodiments, the system includes a Media Content Distribution System (MCDS). Upon receiving an instruction to distribute an item of media content, the MCDS retrieves and segments the item from a storage server, and stores the segments in the storage server. When a first digital signage device requests for a segment, the MCDS transmits a storage link of the requested segment to the first digital signage device. Thus, the first digital signage device may retrieve the requested segment from the storage server, and send an address identifying a storage location of the requested segment stored in the private network back to the MCDS. When a second digital signage device also requests for the same segment, the MCDS transmits the address to the second digital signage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS, INC.
    Inventor: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen
  • Patent number: 9858598
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for media content management and deployment. A data store stores available timeslot information data and signage device information data. A demographic information server obtains observation demographic data; generates, based on the observation demographic data, prediction demographic data; receives a demographic request; examines the prediction demographic data; and returns locations and future timeslots that have the predicted demographics satisfying the demographic request. A deployment module obtains campaign parameters for building a campaign and including time parameters, location parameters, and demographic parameters; requests the demographic information server to obtain locations and future timeslots satisfying the demographic parameters; and examines the signage device information data and the available timeslot information data to select candidate timeslots and signage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS, INC.
    Inventor: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen
  • Patent number: 9842353
    Abstract: In certain aspects, a media content management and deployment system is provided. A data store stores data specifying available timeslots and locations of signage devices. A front end server sends a user input interface to a remote computing device. The user input interface receives campaign parameters from a user for building a campaign. A deployment module receives the campaign parameters, and examines data in the data store to select candidate signage devices and candidate timeslots of the candidate signage devices from the available timeslots. The user input interface then obtains and displays the candidate timeslots of candidate signage devices for displaying media content, and receives an instruction from the user to claim all of the candidate timeslots for the campaign. Upon receiving a request to claim all of the candidate timeslots, the deployment module generates campaign deployment plan data including data specifying the candidate timeslots and the candidate signage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS, INC.
    Inventor: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen
  • Patent number: 9836762
    Abstract: In certain aspects, a media content management and deployment system is provided. A data store stores content metadata associated with media content items and specifying a target demographic of each of the media content items. A demographic information server obtains first demographic data specifying a first demographic in a first timeslot at a location of a first signage device, predicts a second demographic in a second timeslot at the location based on the first demographic data, wherein the second timeslot is subsequent to the first timeslot, and generates second demographic data specifying the second demographic. When a deployment module obtains the second demographic data, the deployment module compares the content metadata with the second demographic data, selects a media content item from the plurality of media content items based on the comparison, and sends a media item identification identifying the selected media content to the first signage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS, INC.
    Inventor: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen
  • Publication number: 20170337151
    Abstract: A video card is disclosed. The video card includes a PCI card, an MXM connector and a LAN converter. The mobile PCI express module (“MXM”) connector is mounted on the PCI card and adapted to physically receive an MXM card having a GPU and to electronically receive a video signal from the GPU. The local area network video converter is mounted on the PCI card for receiving the video signal from the MXM connector and for converting the video signal to a signal suitable for transmission on a local area network (“LAN”) cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: ADVOLI Limited
    Inventors: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen, Paal Fure Torkehagen
  • Publication number: 20170324589
    Abstract: A method for transmitting control systems over twisted pair cabling. The method includes: receiving a first single-ended transmission signal; converting the first single-ended transmission signal to a first differential transmission signal; transmitting the first differential transmission signal over a first two pairs of wires via a common mode of a transformer; receiving a first differential reception signal over a second two pairs of wires via the common mode of the transformer; and converting the first differential reception signal to a first single-ended reception signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: ADVOLI Limited
    Inventor: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen
  • Patent number: 9778937
    Abstract: Certain aspects direct to a computing device, which include a processor, a microcontroller, a random access memory (RAM) having a frame buffer, a video controller configured to read video data from the frame buffer, and a non-volatile memory. The processor, the microcontroller, the RAM, the video controller, and the non-volatile memory are in communication with each other. The non-volatile memory stores an operating system, a media player, and first video data. The processor is configured to load the operating system to the RAM and execute the operating system. While the processor is loading the operating system, the microcontroller is configured to load and execute the media player into the RAM. The media player, when executed by the microcontroller, is configured to read the first video data from the non-volatile memory, and write second video data representing the first video data to the frame buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS, INC.
    Inventor: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen
  • Publication number: 20170230204
    Abstract: A system for transmitting control systems over twisted pair cabling. The system includes a first microcontroller transmitting a first single ended signal and receiving a second single ended signal. It also includes a first differential transmitter coupled to the first microcontroller for receiving the first single ended signal from the first microcontroller and converting it to a differential signal over a first differential line and a second differential line; and, a first differential receiver coupled to the first microcontroller for receiving a third differential line and a fourth differential line and converting it to a differential receiver signal, the differential receiver signal coupled to the second single ended signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventor: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen
  • Publication number: 20170229093
    Abstract: A display system for connecting a computer to a display having EDID information. The display system includes a graphics card and an adapter. The graphics card is in communication with the computer and includes: a graphics processor; a graphics card controller coupled to the graphics processor; and a memory coupled to the graphics card controller and the graphics processor. The adapter has an adapter controller, the adapter coupled to the display and coupled to the graphics card, wherein the graphics card controller is configured to query the EDID information from the display and store the EDID information as emulated EDID information in the memory and further wherein the graphics processor reads the emulated EDID information from the memory rather than from the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen, Paal Fure Torkehagen
  • Patent number: 9729357
    Abstract: A system for transmitting control systems over twisted pair cabling. The system includes a first microcontroller transmitting a first single ended signal and receiving a second single ended signal. It also includes a first differential transmitter coupled to the first microcontroller for receiving the first single ended signal from the first microcontroller and converting it to a differential signal over a first differential line and a second differential line; and, a first differential receiver coupled to the first microcontroller for receiving a third differential line and a fourth differential line and converting it to a differential receiver signal, the differential receiver signal coupled to the second single ended signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Advoli Limited
    Inventor: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen
  • Publication number: 20170103257
    Abstract: A non-invasive biometrical identification method and system (100) of animals, comprising: receiving characteristic data of an individual from at least one biometric sensor (102); processing the characteristic data to form biometric data identifying minutiae based skin markings of the individual and biometric data identifying physical characteristics of the individual; evaluating the biometric data identifying minutiae based skin markings of the individual and biometric data identifying physical characteristics of the individual to form biometric characteristic data of the individual; comparing the biometric characteristic findings of the individual to characteristic data of predetermined registered individuals; determining whether the individual is registered; giving the individual a unique identification if the individual is not registered; and registering the unique identification in a data storage (112).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Kjell Ivar Kasin, Clas Gerhard Sivertsen
  • Patent number: 9552753
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure directs to inspection of pixels of a display device using photon collection. In certain embodiments, the display device includes a display panel defining multiple pixels in a pixel matrix. A controller divides the pixel matrix into multiple areas, with each area including at least one pixel, and assigns a threshold value for each area. The controller then controls the pixels in one area to emit light displaying a color. A transparent photon collection panel attached to the display panel receives the light displayed by the area, and generates an analog signal in response to the light. An analog to digital (A/D) converter converts the analog signal to a photon current value. The controller receives the photon current values corresponding to each area, and compares the photon current value with the threshold value for each area to determine a flag value for the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS, INC.
    Inventor: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen