Patents by Inventor David Gish

David Gish 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: 10347262
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to improve timestamp transition resolution of watermarks are disclosed. An example system includes a watermark detector to detect watermarks and a decoder to decode timestamps in respective ones of the watermarks. The example system also includes a timestamp transition resolution enhancer that estimates a first transition window indicative of a transition between a first time period to a second time period based on a first one of the timestamps and a second one of the timestamps. The timestamp transition resolution enhancer also estimates, when the first transition window does not satisfy a threshold, a second transition window indicative of a transition between the second time period and a third time period based on the second timestamp and a third one of the timestamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Ken Joseph Frett, Vladimir Kuznetsov, David Gish, Sadhana Gupta
  • Publication number: 20190115034
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to improve timestamp transition resolution of watermarks are disclosed. An example system includes a watermark detector to detect watermarks and a decoder to decode timestamps in respective ones of the watermarks. The example system also includes a timestamp transition resolution enhancer that estimates a first transition window indicative of a transition between a first time period to a second time period based on a first one of the timestamps and a second one of the timestamps. The timestamp transition resolution enhancer also estimates, when the first transition window does not satisfy a threshold, a second transition window indicative of a transition between the second time period and a third time period based on the second timestamp and a third one of the timestamps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Ken Joseph FRETT, Vladimir KUZNETSOV, David GISH, Sadhana GUPTA
  • Publication number: 20180288677
    Abstract: Example systems, methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for wirelessly modifying detection characteristics of portable devices are disclosed herein. Example portable devices disclosed here include a microphone and radio frequency circuitry to scan for a radio frequency beacon at a first scanning rate. Disclosed example apparatus also include a processor to trigger activation of audio monitoring, in the portable device, of an audio signal obtained via the microphone. In some disclosed examples, the audio monitoring is to be triggered in response to a first connection being made via the radio frequency circuitry with a first transmitter of the radio frequency beacon. In some disclosed examples, the audio monitoring is to collect research data from the audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Anand Jain, John Stavropoulos, Alan Neuhauser, Wendell Lynch, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Jack Crystal, David Gish
  • Publication number: 20180165784
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to implement power efficient detection of watermarks in media signals are disclosed. Example metering apparatus disclosed herein include detector means for detecting watermarks in a media signal. Disclosed example metering apparatus also include controller means for operating the detector means to (1) detect a first watermark in the media signal, and (2) cycle between sleep intervals and active intervals to detect a second watermark at a second location in the media signal relative to a first location of the first watermark in the media signal after the first watermark has been verified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: David Gish, Sadhana Gupta, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Wendell D. Lynch, Alan R. Neuhauser
  • Patent number: 9992729
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for modifying operation of a portable processing device configured to scan for wireless signals under a first scan rate. As wireless signals are received in the portable processing device, characteristics of the wireless signals are analyzed, and if the characteristics match one or more characteristics, the operation of the portable processing device is modified. Under one exemplary embodiment, the first scan rate is modified to a second scan rate, where the second scan rate being different from the first. Under another exemplary embodiment, monitoring capabilities in the portable processing device are activated or modified to collect research data on media data. The characteristics may include identification information or messages/commands that are transmitted wirelessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Anand Jain, John Stavropoulos, Alan Neuhauser, Wendell Lynch, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Jack Crystal, David Gish
  • Publication number: 20180120053
    Abstract: A finger stop with a swivel attachment for attachment to the rail of a weapon. The finger stop is comprised, generally, of a cylinder, apparatus for attaching to a weapon rail, and a detachable sling swivel portion. Apparatus for securing the finger stop to a rail system include several types for securing to a number of different rail systems such as, e.g., Picatinny, KeyMod, and MLoc. The sling swivel mechanism is comprised generally of a swivel-able, or rotate-able, handle or extension, a protruding connecting portion for securing the sling swivel within the cylinder, and a securing portion that secures the handle in a rotate-able fashion, thereby securing the sling swivel mechanism to the finger stop. This finger stop design allows a user to minimize rail space and clutter on the weapon. This design, by reducing clutter and protuberances on the rail, helps a user increase the smoothness and flow of unslinging and general handling of the weapon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: JOHN CLIFFORD KOLB, MATTHEW DAVID GISH, JEREMY MCCONNELL JONES
  • Patent number: 9904968
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to implement power efficient detection of watermarks in media signals are disclosed. Example watermark detection methods disclosed herein include operating a watermark detector in a first operating mode to detect a first watermark in a media signal. Disclosed example watermark detection methods also include, in response to the first watermark being verified, operating the watermark detector in a second operating mode in which the watermark detector cycles between sleep intervals and active intervals to detect a second watermark at a second location in the media signal relative to a first location of the first watermark in the media signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: David Gish, Sadhana Gupta, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Wendell D. Lynch, Alan R. Neuhauser
  • Publication number: 20170228848
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to implement power efficient detection of watermarks in media signals are disclosed. Example watermark detection methods disclosed herein include operating a watermark detector in a first operating mode to detect a first watermark in a media signal. Disclosed example watermark detection methods also include, in response to the first watermark being verified, operating the watermark detector in a second operating mode in which the watermark detector cycles between sleep intervals and active intervals to detect a second watermark at a second location in the media signal relative to a first location of the first watermark in the media signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: David Gish, Sadhana Gupta, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Wendell D. Lynch, Alan R. Neuhauser
  • Patent number: 9641857
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to implement power efficient detection of watermarks in media signals are disclosed. Example watermark detection methods disclosed herein include initiating a first search interval in which to attempt to detect watermarks in a media signal. Disclosed example watermark detection methods also initiating a sleep mode upon expiration of the first search interval in response to no valid watermarks being detected during the first search interval. Disclosed example watermark detection methods further include, upon expiration of a first sleep interval after initiation of the sleep mode, initiating a second search interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: David Gish, Sadhana Gupta, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Wendell D. Lynch, Alan R. Neuhauser
  • Patent number: 9635403
    Abstract: Example systems and methods for configuring media devices utilizing audio codes and/or signatures are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include determining a characteristic of audio data received by a device, the characteristic including at least one of a code detected in the audio data or a signature generated from the audio data. Disclosed example methods also include determining whether the characteristic is mapped to at least one of a first command or a second command. Disclosed example methods further include, in response to determining the characteristic is mapped to the first command, executing the first command to cause the device to connect to a communication session to receive an upgrade to software executable on the device, and in response to determining the characteristic is mapped to the second command, executing the second command to cause a previously locked feature of the device to be unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Anand Jain, John Stavropoulos, Alan Neuhauser, Wendell Lynch, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Jack Crystal, David Gish
  • Publication number: 20160353124
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to implement power efficient detection of watermarks in media signals are disclosed. Example watermark detection methods disclosed herein include initiating a first search interval in which to attempt to detect watermarks in a media signal. Disclosed example watermark detection methods also initiating a sleep mode upon expiration of the first search interval in response to no valid watermarks being detected during the first search interval. Disclosed example watermark detection methods further include, upon expiration of a first sleep interval after initiation of the sleep mode, initiating a second search interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: David Gish, Sadhana Gupta, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Wendell D. Lynch, Alan R. Neuhauser
  • Patent number: 9418395
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to implement power efficient detection of watermarks in media signals are disclosed. Example watermark detection methods disclosed herein include operating a watermark detector in a first operating mode to search for a first watermark in a media signal. Such disclosed example methods also include, in response to detecting the first watermark, determining whether the first watermark satisfies a first condition. Such disclosed example methods further include, in response to determining the first watermark satisfies the first condition, operating the watermark detector in a second operating mode in which the watermark detector cycles between a sleep interval and an active interval to detect a second watermark at a second location in the media signal relative to a first location of the first watermark in the media signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: David Gish, Sadhana Gupta, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Wendell D. Lynch, Alan R. Neuhauser
  • Publication number: 20160198204
    Abstract: Example systems and methods for configuring media devices utilizing audio codes and/or signatures are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include determining a characteristic of audio data received by a device, the characteristic including at least one of a code detected in the audio data or a signature generated from the audio data. Disclosed example methods also include determining whether the characteristic is mapped to at least one of a first command or a second command. Disclosed example methods further include, in response to determining the characteristic is mapped to the first command, executing the first command to cause the device to connect to a communication session to receive an upgrade to software executable on the device, and in response to determining the characteristic is mapped to the second command, executing the second command to cause a previously locked feature of the device to be unlocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Anand Jain, John Stavropoulos, Alan Neuhauser, Wendell Lynch, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Jack Crystal, David Gish
  • Patent number: 9386069
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for securely transferring research data relating to media exposure data, such as radio, television, streaming media and the Internet. A plurality of portable computing devices seek and bond to a collector via Bluetooth in a specific area, such as a household. The collector authenticates itself with each of the portable computing devices and vice versa where the collector arranges a secure research data transfer session with each respective device using exchanged authentication files. As each secure session is made, each portable computing device transmits stored research data during the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: John Stavropoulos, Anand Jain, Wendell Lynch, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Jack Crystal, Jason Bolles, William John McKenna, David Gish, Mark Richardson, Alan Neuhauser
  • Patent number: 9336784
    Abstract: Apparatus, system and method for encoding and decoding ancillary code for digital audio, where multiple encoding layers are merged. The merging allows a greater number of ancillary codes to be embedded into the encoding space, and further introduces efficiencies in the encoding process. Utilizing certain error correction techniques, the decoding of ancillary code may be improved and made more reliable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Wendell Lynch, John Stavropoulos, David Gish, Alan Neuhauser
  • Patent number: 9332363
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing portable device presence utilizing environmental ambient audio fingerprints. Portable devices provide media exposure data and environmental ambient fingerprints to a processing device, where the environmental ambient signatures provide at least one characteristic of the ambient audio surrounding each portable device. The environmental ambient signatures are then processed to determine if they match. Portable devices associated with matching signatures are identified. Ambient fingerprints may also be used to establish a logical location where media exposure took place. The ambient signatures are alternately combined with monitored data to provide more robust data sets for contextual processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: Anand Jain, John Stavropoulos, Alan Neuhauser, Wendell Lynch, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Jack Crystal, David Gish
  • Patent number: 9292251
    Abstract: Example systems and methods for configuring media devices utilizing audio codes and/or signatures are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include, responsive to determining that an audio code is not present in audio data received by a device, generating a signature from the audio data. Such example methods also include determining whether the signature is associated with a first command to be executed by the device to modify operation of the device. Such example methods further include, when the signature is determined to be associated with the first command, executing the first command to modify the operation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Anand Jain, John Stavropoulos, Alan Neuhauser, Wendell Lynch, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Jack Crystal, David Gish
  • Publication number: 20150221312
    Abstract: Apparatus, system and method for encoding and decoding ancillary code for digital audio, where multiple encoding layers are merged. The merging allows a greater number of ancillary codes to be embedded into the encoding space, and further introduces efficiencies in the encoding process. Utilizing certain error correction techniques, the decoding of ancillary code may be improved and made more reliable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Wendell Lynch, John Stavropoulos, David Gish, Alan Neuhauser
  • Patent number: 9015563
    Abstract: Apparatus, system and method for encoding and decoding ancillary code for digital audio, where multiple encoding layers are merged. The merging allows a greater number of ancillary codes to be embedded into the encoding space, and further introduces efficiencies in the encoding process. Utilizing certain error correction techniques, the decoding of ancillary code may be improved and made more reliable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Wendell Lynch, John Stavropoulos, David Gish, Alan Neuhauser
  • Publication number: 20150039322
    Abstract: Apparatus, system and method for encoding and decoding ancillary code for digital audio, where multiple encoding layers are merged. The merging allows a greater number of ancillary codes to be embedded into the encoding space, and further introduces efficiencies in the encoding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Wendell Lynch, John Stavropoulos, David Gish, Alan Neuhauser