Patents by Inventor Donald Martin Monro

Donald Martin Monro 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: 20190182511
    Abstract: Implementations related to coding and/or decoding image data employing video coding with embedded motion are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Xylon LLC
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Patent number: 10194175
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for video coding and decoding with embedded motion information are disclosed. Image data is associated with basis functions and motion data. A method of identifying one or more basis functions which are representative of image data and associating the basis function with the motion data. A method or receiving information indicative of a basis function and of motion data and determining a motion vector based on the motion data. A system where portions of an image representative of basis functions are further associated with motion data at an encoder and then communicated to a decoder. A decoder produces at least portions of a predicted image using basis functions parameters and motion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Xylon LLC
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Patent number: 9846739
    Abstract: A method of improving the speed with which a sample data record can be matched against records in a database comprises defining a list of possible key values (430), testing those key values against the sample and, for each record in the database, counting the number of key values that match both the record and the sample at reference positions selected by a mask. A list of possible matches is then selected on the basis of that count, for more detailed matching or analysis. Such a method provides very fast matching at the expense of some additional effort when registering a new record within the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Patent number: 8674855
    Abstract: A method for determining whether portions of text have been copied during electronic copying, photocopying, or scanning of a document. The method comprises generating a target code from a target passage of the text, determining whether a sample passage of text includes the target code, and, upon successful determination, initiating an action if the sample passage of text includes the target code. A method of generating a code representative of a passage of text uses a spacing between respective occurrences of one or more key symbol strings within the text. By comparing the known code of a target text passage with the code generated from a sample text passage, it is easy to determine whether the target text has been used within the sample. The method may be integrated within a copying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Essex PA, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Patent number: 8577094
    Abstract: A method of identifying images as matching comprises comparing two image templates using a master mask to select corresponding codes from the templates. The master mask excludes blocks from the matching process and/or weights blocks according to their known or expected reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Publication number: 20120136872
    Abstract: A method of improving the speed with which a sample data record can be matched against records in a database comprises defining a list of possible key values (430), testing those key values against the sample and, for each record in the database, counting the number of key values that match both the record and the sample at reference positions selected by a mask. A list of possible matches is then selected on the basis of that count, for more detailed matching or analysis. Such a method provides very fast matching at the expense of some additional effort when registering a new record within the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Patent number: 8184921
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for basis selection is described. A plurality of sub-bands of digital data is generated and a basis function for the digital data in one of the plurality of sub-bands is determined at a rate that provides a substantially peak signal-to-noise ratio for the digital data. The basis function is added to a codebook and the digital data is compressed using the codebook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 35 LLC
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Patent number: 8144037
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may include example embodiments of a method, article and apparatus for compressing data utilizing combinatorial coding which may be used for communicating between two or more components connected to an interconnection medium (e.g., a bus) within a single computer or digital data processing system, and/or for communication between computing platforms via a network or other interconnection medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 44 LLC
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Patent number: 8055074
    Abstract: A method of approximating the inner or outer boundary of an iris comprises generating an approximate boundary representation (20) comprising a least squares approximation by a Fourier Series of a function of the angle (?) about a fixed point (A) of the distance of measured points (10) on the boundary from the fixed point (A). More broadly, the method may be used to approximate the shape of any two-dimensional curve or figure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Patent number: 8055085
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may include example embodiments of a method, article and apparatus for compressing data utilizing combinatorial coding which may be used for communicating between two or more components connected to an interconnection medium (e.g., a bus) within a single computer or digital data processing system, and/or for communication between computing platforms via a network or other interconnection medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 44 LLC
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Publication number: 20110249872
    Abstract: A method of identifying images as matching comprises comparing two image templates using a master mask to select corresponding codes from the templates. The master mask excludes blocks from the matching process and/or weights blocks according to their known or expected reliability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Patent number: 8036466
    Abstract: A method of approximating the inner or outer boundary of an iris comprises generating an approximate boundary representation (20) comprising a least squares approximation by a cosine transform series of a function of the angle (?) about a fixed point (A) of the distance of measured points (10) on the boundary from the fixed point (A). More broadly, the method may be used to approximate the shape of any two-dimensional curve or figure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Publication number: 20110188560
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for basis selection is described. A plurality of sub-bands of digital data is generated and a basis function for the digital data in one of the plurality of sub-bands is determined at a rate that provides a substantially peak signal-to-noise ratio for the digital data. The basis function is added to a codebook and the digital data is compressed using the codebook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: INTELLECTUAL VENTURES HOLDING 35 LLC
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Patent number: 7990289
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may include example embodiments of a method, article and apparatus for compressing data utilizing combinatorial coding which may be used for communicating between two or more components connected to an interconnection medium (e.g., a bus) within a single computer or digital data processing system, and/or for communication between computing platforms via a network or other interconnection medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 44 LLC
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Patent number: 7974488
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one embodiment, a method of designing a basis selection for matching pursuits is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 35 LLC
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Patent number: 7975060
    Abstract: A video server for transmitting video across a network to a plurality of users includes a coder (112) which operates in response to call requests or instructions received across the network (102) from individual clients (104, 106). The server maintains in memory a series of user status records (116), one for each of the users. Each record includes, or refers to, a copy of a previous frame sent to the respective user. When the coder (112) receives a call request, it uses the previously-sent frame for that user to optimise coding the current frame that is to be sent, received from a frame grabber (110). The invention avoids the difficulties of video broadcasting while still requiring only a single instance of a video coder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Ayscough Visuals LLC
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Patent number: 7864086
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may include example embodiments of a method, article and apparatus for compressing data utilizing adaptive combinatorial encoding with either specified occurrences or specified data length which may be used for communicating between two or more components connected to an interconnection medium (e.g., a bus) within a single computer or digital data processing system, and/or for communication between computing platforms via a network or other interconnection medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Patent number: 7844084
    Abstract: A method of comparing a test iris image with a candidate iris image comprises generating test and candidate lists representative of measured image values along respective curves around the pupils. Treating these list as periodic, a relative displacement is calculated at which one list best matches the other list. This determines the amount of rotation required for best match of the iris images. The method may be used either alone or in combination with other identity verification systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Publication number: 20100281043
    Abstract: A method of improving the speed with which a sample such as a biometric sample can be fuzzily matched against records in a database, comprises extracting characteristics from the sample, and using those extracted characteristics as indexes (70) to address a lookup table (25). Each row within the lookup table points to an individual record occurrence list (28, 30, 32) which contain details of not only the stored records from which the given characteristic can be extracted, but also those records having an extracted characteristic which are within a defined proximity to the said characteristic. Characteristics are extracted from the sample record, and a given stored record is identified as being a possible match with the sample if it appears in a required number of record occurrence lists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro
  • Patent number: RE43649
    Abstract: A method of image compression includes significance switching of DCT coefficients in block-based embedded DCT procedures. Bitwise digitized DCT coefficients are passed through successive significance sweeps of the whole image from the most significant down to the least significant coefficient bit planes. With each new sweep, newly significant coefficients may appear within a block, and block-masking is used to transmit the addresses of those newly significant coefficients. An off-mask may also be used. The invention further relates to a hardware or software-based image encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Ayscough Visuals LLC
    Inventor: Donald Martin Monro