Patents by Inventor Eric Diehl

Eric Diehl 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: 20190102782
    Abstract: Processing a genuine instance of a digital good using a blockchain including: registering an ownership of the genuine instance using a plurality of transactions, the genuine instance uniquely identified by a content descriptor which is cryptographically linked to an ownership token and includes intrinsic characteristics of the genuine instance, wherein the ownership token includes a token seed and a token signature; validating each transaction of the plurality of transactions by a plurality of validators; and recording that the genuine instance belongs to an owner by recording each transaction of the plurality of transactions in the blockchain once each transaction has been validated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventor: Eric Diehl
  • Patent number: 10229467
    Abstract: Embedding a watermark payload in content, including: a counter configured to store a random seed; a permutation generator configured to receive and process the watermark payload and the random seed, and generate a shuffled payload based on the random seed; and a watermark embedder configured to receive and embed the shuffled payload into the content. Key words include watermark payload and collusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Eric Diehl
  • Publication number: 20190029846
    Abstract: A bone cleaning assembly (102, 602) with cleaning elements (690, 724, 1230, 1264) that remove soft tissue bone stock. The module also includes a clearing element (778) that is periodically urged against the cleaning elements to remove bone stock trapped by the cleaning elements from the cleaning elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: John Coleman Horton, IV, John Bernero, Stephen Brown, Eric Diehl, Shammodip Roy, Robin Babaris, Robert Lynch, Adam Thelen
  • Publication number: 20180375668
    Abstract: Blockchain-based proof of presentation of content on a media channel, including: a blockchain; a generator configured to generate at least first, second, and third parameters, wherein the first and second parameters are input parameters and the third parameter is calculated as an output parameter of a one-way cryptographic function, the generator configured to incorporate the first and third parameters into a first type of block and append the first type of block to the blockchain; an embedder configured to receive and embed the second parameter into the content to produce tainted content; and a probe configured to monitor the media channel for the tainted content and to extract the second parameter from the tainted content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Eric Diehl, Timothy James Wright
  • Publication number: 20180148055
    Abstract: Disclosed here are inventive systems and methods for a powertrain of an electric vehicle (EV) having a continuously variable transmission (CVT) coupled to an electric drive motor, wherein a control system is configured to control the CVT and/or the drive motor to optimize various efficiencies associated with the EV and/or its subsystems. A control system is configured to operate the EV in an economy mode. Operating in said mode, the control system simultaneously manages the CVT and the drive motor to optimize the range of the EV. The control system can be configured to manage the current provided to the drive motor, as well as adjust a transmission speed ratio of the CVT. Other modes of operation are also possible. The control system can be configured to manage the power to the drive motor and adjust the transmission speed ratio of the CVT taking into account battery voltage, throttle position, and transmission speed ratio, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremy Carter, Brad P. Pohl, Loren T. McDaniel, Cyril Keilers, Tim Ruggles, David Lynn Rogers, Eric Diehl, Austin Orand, Alan Mark Delz, Paul Argus Parks, Mark Edward Bartholomew, Christopher M. Vasiliotis
  • Publication number: 20180148056
    Abstract: Methods of controlling a prime mover and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) are described. The CVT has a group of spherical power adjusters. Each power adjuster has a tiltable axis of rotation. The methods may include optimizing a vehicle having a drive motor and a continuously variable transmission. The CVT has a plurality of spherical power adjusters, each power adjuster having a tiltable axis of rotation. The methods may include optimizing a drive system having a prime mover and a continuously variable transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Cyril Keilers, David Lynn Rogers, Eric Diehl, Austin Orand, Mark Edward Bartholomew, Christopher M. Vasiliotis, Loren T. McDaniel, Jeremy Carter
  • Publication number: 20180144434
    Abstract: Embedding a watermark payload in content, including: a counter configured to store a random seed; a permutation generator configured to receive and process the watermark payload and the random seed, and generate a shuffled payload based on the random seed; and a watermark embedder configured to receive and embed the shuffled payload into the content. Key words include watermark payload and collusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventor: Eric Diehl
  • Publication number: 20180115416
    Abstract: Generating a rights blockchain storing rights of a user, including: receiving an enrollment request and a public key from the user; verifying that the user has a private key corresponding to the public key; generating a user identifier using the public key; and generating and delivering the rights blockchain having a genesis block including the user identifier to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventor: Eric Diehl
  • Patent number: 9878717
    Abstract: Methods of controlling a prime mover and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) are described. The CVT has a group of spherical power adjusters. Each power adjuster has a tiltable axis of rotation. The methods may include optimizing a vehicle having a drive motor and a continuously variable transmission. The CVT has a plurality of spherical power adjusters, each power adjuster having a tiltable axis of rotation. The methods may include optimizing a drive system having a prime mover and a continuously variable transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Fallbrook Intellectual Property Company LLC
    Inventors: Cyril Keilers, David Lynn Rogers, Eric Diehl, Austin Orand, Mark Edward Bartholomew, Christopher M Vasiliotis, Loren T McDaniel, Jeremy Carter
  • Patent number: 9878719
    Abstract: Disclosed here are inventive systems and methods for a powertrain of an electric vehicle (EV). In some embodiments, said powertrain includes a continuously variable transmission (CVT) coupled to an electric drive motor, wherein a control system is configured to control the CVT and/or the drive motor to optimize various efficiencies associated with the EV and/or its subsystems. In one specific embodiment, the control system is configured to operate the EV in an economy mode. Operating in said mode, the control system simultaneously manages the CVT and the drive motor to optimize the range of the EV. The control system can be configured to manage the current provided to the drive motor, as well as adjust a transmission speed ratio of the CVT. Other modes of operation are also disclosed. The control system can be configured to manage the power to the drive motor and adjust the transmission speed ratio of the CVT taking into account battery voltage, throttle position, and transmission speed ratio, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Fallbrook Intellectual Property Company LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Carter, Brad P. Pohl, Loren T. McDaniel, Cyril Keilers, Tim Ruggles, David Lynn Rogers, Eric Diehl, Austin Orand, Alan Mark Delz, Paul Argus Parks, Mark Edward Bartholomew, Christopher M. Vasiliotis
  • Patent number: 9872000
    Abstract: A second screen system comprises a first screen that renders a first content comprising watermarks of a first type and watermarks of a second type. The watermarks of the first type are captured by a second screen that reacts to these watermarks. The second screen displays information to a user and receives user input. The second screen also watermarks a second content with watermarks of the second type and renders the second content. A third device captures watermarks of the second type in both the first content and the second content. Since the watermarks embedded by the second screen can depend on the user's actions, the third device can indirectly react to the user's actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventor: Eric Diehl
  • Patent number: 9858633
    Abstract: Embedding a watermark payload in content, including: a counter configured to store a random seed; a permutation generator configured to receive and process the watermark payload and the random seed, and generate a shuffled payload based on the random seed; and a watermark embedder configured to receive and embed the shuffled payload into the content. Key words include watermark payload and collusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Diehl
  • Publication number: 20170274903
    Abstract: Disclosed here are inventive systems and methods for a powertrain of an electric vehicle (EV). In some embodiments, said powertrain includes a continuously variable transmission (CVT) coupled to an electric drive motor, wherein a control system is configured to control the CVT and/or the drive motor to optimize various efficiencies associated with the EV and/or its subsystems. In one specific embodiment, the control system is configured to operate the EV in an economy mode. Operating in said mode, the control system simultaneously manages the CVT and the drive motor to optimize the range of the EV. The control system can be configured to manage the current provided to the drive motor, as well as adjust a transmission speed ratio of the CVT. Other modes of operation are also disclosed. The control system can be configured to manage the power to the drive motor and adjust the transmission speed ratio of the CVT taking into account battery voltage, throttle position, and transmission speed ratio, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Jeremy Carter, Brad P. Pohl, Loren T. McDaniel, Cyril Keilers, Tim Ruggles, David Lynn Rogers, Eric Diehl, Austin Orand, Alan Mark Delz, Paul Argus Parks, Mark Edward Bartholomew, Christopher M. Vasiliotis
  • Publication number: 20170272795
    Abstract: Managing modes of a content playback device for playing back content including: receiving, from a licensing authority, at least one of: a deprecation message used to transition the content playback device from a full mode to a deprecated mode; a patched message used to transition the content playback device from the deprecated mode to the full mode; and a revocation message used to transition the content playback device from the full mode or the deprecated mode to a revoked mode; outputting a first set of features of the content when the content playback device is in the full mode; outputting a second set of features of the content reduced from the first set of features when the content playback device is in the deprecated mode; disabling all features of the content so that nothing is output when the content playback device is in the revoked mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventor: Eric Diehl
  • Patent number: 9676391
    Abstract: Disclosed here are inventive systems and methods for a powertrain of an electric vehicle (EV). In some embodiments, said powertrain includes a continuously variable transmission (CVT) coupled to an electric drive motor, wherein a control system is configured to control the CVT and/or the drive motor to optimize various efficiencies associated with the EV and/or its subsystems. In one specific embodiment, the control system is configured to operate the EV in an economy mode. Operating in said mode, the control system simultaneously manages the CVT and the drive motor to optimize the range of the EV. The control system can be configured to manage the current provided to the drive motor, as well as adjust a transmission speed ratio of the CVT. Other modes of operation are also disclosed. The control system can be configured to manage the power to the drive motor and adjust the transmission speed ratio of the CVT taking into account battery voltage, throttle position, and transmission speed ratio, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Fallbrook Intellectual Property Company LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Carter, Brad P. Pohl, Loren T. McDaniel, Cyril Keilers, Tim Ruggles, David Lynn Rogers, Eric Diehl, Austin Orand, Alan Mark Delz, Paul Argus Parks, Mark Edward Bartholomew, Christopher M. Vasiliotis
  • Patent number: 9602889
    Abstract: A main screen renders watermarked content. A remote device captures a watermark and extracts a payload comprising a layout type, displays possible answers according to the layout type and receives a response from a user. The remote device captures a further watermark and extracts a payload comprising a correct answer, a ratio value and a token value. If the correct answer is equal to the answer received from the user, the remote device generates a comparison value, compares the comparison value and a ratio value extracted from the payload and, if the comparison between the comparison value and the ratio value indicates that remote device has been selected, displays a message intended to a user. The remote device can further generate a value from at least the token value and display this value as proof of being selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventor: Eric Diehl
  • Publication number: 20160362108
    Abstract: Methods of controlling a prime mover and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) are described. The CVT has a group of spherical power adjusters. Each power adjuster has a tiltable axis of rotation. The methods may include optimizing a vehicle having a drive motor and a continuously variable transmission. The CVT has a plurality of spherical power adjusters, each power adjuster having a tiltable axis of rotation. The methods may include optimizing a drive system having a prime mover and a continuously variable transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Cyril Keilers, David Lynn Rogers, Eric Diehl, Austin Orand, Mark Edward Bartholomew, Christopher M Vasiliotis, Loren T. McDaniel, Jeremy Carter
  • Publication number: 20160244063
    Abstract: Disclosed here are inventive systems and methods for a powertrain of an electric vehicle (EV). In some embodiments, said powertrain includes a continuously variable transmission (CVT) coupled to an electric drive motor, wherein a control system is configured to control the CVT and/or the drive motor to optimize various efficiencies associated with the EV and/or its subsystems. In one specific embodiment, the control system is configured to operate the EV in an economy mode. Operating in said mode, the control system simultaneously manages the CVT and the drive motor to optimize the range of the EV. The control system can be configured to manage the current provided to the drive motor, as well as adjust a transmission speed ratio of the CVT. Other modes of operation are also disclosed. The control system can be configured to manage the power to the drive motor and adjust the transmission speed ratio of the CVT taking into account battery voltage, throttle position, and transmission speed ratio, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Jeremy Carter, Brad P. Pohl, Loren T. McDaniel, Cyril Keilers, Tim Ruggles, David Lynn Rogers, Eric Diehl, Austin Orand, Alan Mark Delz, Paul Argus Parks, Mark Edward Bartholomew, Christopher M. Vasiliotis
  • Patent number: 9418208
    Abstract: A receiver receives digital content scrambled using a control word and a user code for the scrambled content. A user inputs the user code that is forwarded to a code extractor that generates the control word and a user identifier from it. The control word is sent to a descrambler, a watermark information generator and a visible watermark insertion unit. The descrambler descrambles the scrambled content using the control word, an invisible watermark insertion unit inserts invisible watermark information obtained from the watermark information generator into the descrambled content and the visible watermark insertion unit inserts the user identifier as a visible watermark. Also provided are a corresponding method for processing digital content and a method and a device for generating the user code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventor: Eric Diehl
  • Publication number: 20160217545
    Abstract: Embedding a watermark payload in content, including: a counter configured to store a random seed; a permutation generator configured to receive and process the watermark payload and the random seed, and generate a shuffled payload based on the random seed; and a watermark embedder configured to receive and embed the shuffled payload into the content. Key words include watermark payload and collusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventor: Eric Diehl