Patents by Inventor Edward Lerner

Edward Lerner 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: 8842580
    Abstract: A method of communicating digitized speech from a transmitting forum participant comprises the step of receiving a data structure that includes said digitized speech. The data structure is analyzed to determine whether the digitized speech is redundantly represented in a plurality of forms in the data structure. A portion of the data structure is forwarded to a receiving forum participant, thereby communicating the digitized speech from the transmitting forum participant. In this method, when the digitized speech is redundantly represented in the data structure in a plurality of forms, the forwarding step includes a step of selecting one or more forms, based on a function, from the plurality of forms in the data structure. Furthermore, the portion of the data structure that is forwarded to the receiving forum participant includes data in the data structure that corresponds to each of the selected one or more forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Entropy Processing NV LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Granger, Edward A. Lerner, James E. G. Morris, Jonathan B. Blossom, Martin Hung
  • Patent number: 8317613
    Abstract: A system is provided for social interactive content development of a plurality of art assets for an interactive video game. The system includes a proximity analyzer for determining proximity relationships amongst the plurality of art assets, each of the art assets being defined for display during execution of the interactive video game. An activity monitor is provided for monitoring access to the plurality of art assets. And a social inference engine is provided for initiating a communication in response to triggering a predefined access threshold set for a specific art asset based on a proximity relationship of the specific art asset to a proximate art asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Edward Lerner, Charles Nicholson
  • Publication number: 20120276993
    Abstract: A system is provided for social interactive content development of a plurality of art assets for an interactive video game. The system includes a proximity analyzer for determining proximity relationships amongst the plurality of art assets, each of the art assets being defined for display during execution of the interactive video game. An activity monitor is provided for monitoring access to the plurality of art assets. And a social inference engine is provided for initiating a communication in response to triggering a predefined access threshold set for a specific art asset based on a proximity relationship of the specific art asset to a proximate art asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Edward Lerner, Charles Nicholson
  • Publication number: 20120272207
    Abstract: A system for social interactive code development of a plurality of code modules is provided. The system includes an activity monitor for monitoring access to one or more of the plurality of code modules. The system further includes a social feedback engine for initiating a communication based on triggering a predefined access threshold set for at least part of a specific one of the plurality of code modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Edward Lerner, Charles Nicholson
  • Publication number: 20120099488
    Abstract: A method of communicating digitized speech from a transmitting forum participant comprises the step of receiving a data structure that includes said digitized speech. The data structure is analyzed to determine whether the digitized speech is redundantly represented in a plurality of forms in the data structure. A portion of the data structure is forwarded to a receiving forum participant, thereby communicating the digitized speech from the transmitting forum participant. In this method, when the digitized speech is redundantly represented in the data structure in a plurality of forms, the forwarding step includes a step of selecting one or more forms, based on a function, from the plurality of forms in the data structure. Furthermore, the portion of the data structure that is forwarded to the receiving forum participant includes data in the data structure that corresponds to each of the selected one or more forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Unifi Scientific Advances, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Granger, Edward A. Lerner, James E.G. Morris, Jonathan B. Blossom, Martin Hunt
  • Patent number: 8089955
    Abstract: A method of communicating digitized speech from a transmitting forum participant comprises the step of receiving a data structure that includes said digitized speech. The data structure is analyzed to determine whether the digitized speech is redundantly represented in a plurality of forms in the data structure. A portion of the data structure is forwarded to a receiving forum participant, thereby communicating the digitized speech from the transmitting forum participant. In this method, when the digitized speech is redundantly represented in the data structure in a plurality of forms, the forwarding step includes a step of selecting one or more forms, based on a function, from the plurality of forms in the data structure. Furthermore, the portion of the data structure that is forwarded to the receiving forum participant includes data in the data structure that corresponds to each of the selected one or more forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Unifi Scientific Advances, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Granger, Edward A. Lerner, James E. G. Morris, Jonathan B. Blossom, Martin Hunt
  • Publication number: 20090048825
    Abstract: A method of communicating digitized speech from a transmitting forum participant comprises the step of receiving a data structure that includes said digitized speech. The data structure is analyzed to determine whether the digitized speech is redundantly represented in a plurality of forms in the data structure. A portion of the data structure is forwarded to a receiving forum participant, thereby communicating the digitized speech from the transmitting forum participant. In this method, when the digitized speech is redundantly represented in the data structure in a plurality of forms, the forwarding step includes a step of selecting one or more forms, based on a function, from the plurality of forms in the data structure. Furthermore, the portion of the data structure that is forwarded to the receiving forum participant includes data in the data structure that corresponds to each of the selected one or more forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Kyle Granger, Edward A. Lerner, James E.G. Morris, Jonathan B. Blossom, Martin Hunt
  • Patent number: 7369543
    Abstract: A method of communicating digitized speech from a transmitting forum participant comprises the step of receiving a data structure that includes said digitized speech. The data structure is analyzed to determine whether the digitized speech is redundantly represented in a plurality of forms in the data structure. A portion of the data structure is forwarded to a receiving forum participant, thereby communicating the digitized speech from the transmitting forum participant. In this method, when the digitized speech is redundantly represented in the data structure in a plurality of forms, the forwarding step includes a step of selecting one or more forms, based on a function, from the plurality of forms in the data structure. A representative function includes a determination whether the receiving participant is a paid subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Inventors: Kyle Granger, Edward A. Lerner, James E. G. Morris, Jonathan B. Blossom, Martin Hunt
  • Publication number: 20070021957
    Abstract: A method of communicating digitized speech from a transmitting forum participant comprises the step of receiving a data structure that includes said digitized speech. The data structure is analyzed to determine whether the digitized speech is redundantly represented in a plurality of forms in the data structure. A portion of the data structure is forwarded to a receiving forum participant, thereby communicating the digitized speech from the transmitting forum participant. In this method, when the digitized speech is redundantly represented in the data structure in a plurality of forms, the forwarding step includes a step of selecting one or more forms, based on a function, from the plurality of forms in the data structure. A representative function includes a determination whether the receiving participant is a paid subscriber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Kyle Granger, Edward Lerner, James Morris, Jonathan Blossom, Martin Hunt
  • Patent number: 7111049
    Abstract: A method of communicating digitized speech from a transmitting forum participant comprises the step of receiving a data structure that includes said digitized speech. The data structure is analyzed to determine whether the digitized speech is redundantly represented in a plurality of forms in the data structure. A portion of the data structure is forwarded to a receiving forum participant, thereby communicating the digitized speech from the transmitting forum participant. In this method, when the digitized speech is redundantly represented in the data structure in a plurality of forms, the forwarding step includes a step of selecting one or more forms, based on a function, from the plurality of forms in the data structure. A representative function includes a determination whether the receiving participant is a paid subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventors: Kyle Granger, Edward A. Lerner, James E. G. Morris, Jonathan B. Blossom, Martin Hunt
  • Patent number: 6192395
    Abstract: A method of visually identifying speaking participants in a multi-participant event such as an audio conference or an on-line game includes the step of receiving packets of digitized sound from a network connection. The identity of the participant associated with each packet is used to route the packet to a channel buffer or an overflow buffer. Each channel buffer may be assigned to a single participant in the multi-participant. A visual identifier module updates the visual identifier associated with participants that have been assigned a channel buffer. In some embodiments, the appearance of the visual identifier associated with the participant is dependent upon the differential of an acoustic parameter derived from content in the associated buffer channel and a reference value stored in a participant record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Multitude, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Lerner, Arthur W. Min, James E. G. Morris
  • Patent number: 5764900
    Abstract: A system for communicating digitally-encoded acoustic information across a computer network between computers. The system includes a plurality of client computers coupled together via a computer network. Each client computer includes a communications interface, memory, a sound processor and a sound mixer. The communications interface is coupled to the computer network and receives digitally-encoded acoustic signals from the other client computers attached to the computer network. The memory is coupled to the communications interface and stores separately the received acoustic signals. The sound processor is coupled to the memory and enhances separately the stored acoustic signals. The sound mixer is coupled to the sound processor and mixes the enhanced acoustic signals to produce a mixed acoustic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Multitude, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. G. Morris, Edward A. Lerner
  • Patent number: 4133354
    Abstract: A coffee brewer with means for dispensing controlled quantities of hot water comprising well known coffee brewing means including a main water tank having a heater therein, means for introducing water to the tank and a discharge conduit for passing coffee brewing water from the tank wherein there is provided a separate and preferably removable, closed water bottle mounted for gravity feed of water to the tank, a discharge conduit connecting the bottle to the tank, the normal operational position of the end of which proximal to the tank being located such that water normally covers it before water in the tank reaches a level sufficient to pass through the conduit for discharging brewing water, a separate, valve controlled single-cup water discharge spigot connected to the tank beneath the level in the tank of the end of the conduit connecting the bottle with the tank, a valve normally blocking the gravitational discharge of water from the bottle and valve actuating means which open the valve when the bottle is
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1979
    Inventors: Edward Lerner, John A. Ventura
  • Patent number: 4111337
    Abstract: A coffee brewer with means for dispensing controlled quantities of hot water comprising a water tank, means for heating the water in the tank, water inlet means connected to the tank, a water discharge siphon connected at one end to the tank, the opposite end of the siphon being at a level beneath the first said end thereof, a water reservoir, a supply conduit connecting the reservoir to the water tank, the end of the supply conduit in the tank being positioned beneath the level of the end of the siphon in the tank, the said reservoir being closed except for said supply conduit and being positioned for gravity discharge into said water tank, a water discharge conduit connected at one end to the tank beneath the level of the end of said supply conduit therein, and valve means in the said discharge conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1974
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1978
    Inventors: Edward Lerner, John A. Ventura
  • Patent number: 4015755
    Abstract: A metering valve, preferably electromagnetically actuatable, for the successive delivery of precisely measured volumes of fluid irrespective of inlet fluid pressure, including a valve core, slidably mounted in a cavity in the valve body, the top of the core closing a normally open fluid inlet when the core is moved to an uppermost position, and the bottom of the core closing a fluid discharge outlet when in its normal lowermost position, the volume of fluid discharged being the volumetric difference between the volume of the cavity and the volumetric displacement of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1977
    Inventors: Edward Lerner, John A. Ventura