Patents by Inventor Frederick J. Zustak

Frederick J. Zustak 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: 20190200073
    Abstract: A multi-window user interface (UI) is presented in various configurations and operational uses to leverage the relatively large display canvas afforded by large screen display devices such as 4K or 8K displays. Along with the various “Multiview” aspects, content delivery techniques, content selection techniques, and level of service techniques also are presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Martin Richman, Jason Clement, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 10284900
    Abstract: A multi-window user interface (UI) is presented in various configurations and operational uses to leverage the relatively large display canvas afforded by large screen display devices such as 4K or 8K displays. Along with the various “Multiview” aspects, content delivery techniques, content selection techniques, and level of service techniques also are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Martin Richman, Jason Clement, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 10262316
    Abstract: A bank customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) automatically reports to the customer's CE device the receipt of transaction interrogations the e-card receives from a point of sale (POS) apparatus. The e-card may simply report to the CE device and respond to the interrogation, or it may await a signal from the CE device prior to responding to the interrogation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 10257564
    Abstract: A method is provided for a reception apparatus to access non-real-time (NRT) content. The method includes receiving, by the reception apparatus, a selection of the NRT content included in a digital television broadcast signal broadcast by a content source. The reception apparatus determines whether the selected NRT content is stored in a memory of the reception apparatus. When the selected NRT content is determined not to be stored in the memory, the reception apparatus determines whether the selected NRT content can be downloaded from an external device that is accessible via a communication network. When the selected NRT content is determined to be downloadable from an external device that is accessible via the communication network, the reception apparatus downloads the selected NRT content from the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Luke Fay, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20190026449
    Abstract: A sequence of photographs is taken of the face (and if desired the upper body) of a user of a mobile device using the camera of the mobile device. Each photo is taken at a different angle from the user. The sequence is compared with a stored sequence and if a match is found, access to the device is granted. The user typically holds the device with arms extended outward and moves the device 180° across his face to take the sequence for authentication purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 10186178
    Abstract: Meta-material with individually-addressable elements is applied to a video projector screen to dynamically control light reflectance and grayscale. Example meta-material includes piezo electric elements, liquid crystal elements, and electrochromic elements. Methods of calibrating the screen with meta-material are disclosed. In one embodiment the screen is adjustable pixel by pixel. In another embodiment the screen is adjust by multi-pixel spans per line of meta-material. A camera may be used to provide feedback to the alignment system to make corrective adjustments to the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Richman, Thomas Dawson, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20180343427
    Abstract: A glass (or other transparent) substrate such as a window is used for large screen video projection to permit viewing at an outdoor location (or opposite side of the substrate) of a video projector's image directed from a location in the home. The projector image is sent through an articulated glass window pane (substrate). Alternately a projector such as an ultra short throw (UST) projector can be completely located behind the transparent glass pane located in a home separating two rooms. In either case, the video image can be projected onto the substrate when desired, and when no video is being shown the substrate functions as a window or displays window art as a wall covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Dawson, Steven Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20180336807
    Abstract: Meta-material with individually-addressable elements is applied to a video projector screen to dynamically control light reflectance and grayscale. Example meta-material includes piezo electric elements, liquid crystal elements, and electrochromic elements. Methods of calibrating the screen with meta-material are disclosed. In one embodiment the screen is adjustable pixel by pixel. In another embodiment the screen is adjust by multi-pixel spans per line of meta-material. A camera may be used to provide feedback to the alignment system to make corrective adjustments to the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Richman, Thomas Dawson, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20180332333
    Abstract: A method is provided for a reception apparatus to store non-real-time (NRT) content. The method includes receiving, by the reception apparatus, the NRT content included in a digital television broadcast signal broadcast from a content source. The received NRT content, included in the digital television broadcast signal broadcast from the content source, is stored in a memory of the reception apparatus. The reception apparatus outputs the NRT content stored in the memory for presentation to a user. The reception apparatus receives a request to store the NRT content in an external device and, in response, sends an instruction via a communication network to store the NRT content in the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Satum Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Luke FAY, Frederick J. ZUSTAK
  • Patent number: 10127601
    Abstract: Mesh node modules are associated with movable and fixed items in a building such as a grocery store or factory floor to maintain a database of the locations of those items as they are processed through the establishment. The items form a mesh network and relay location information through access points, when in range, to control/monitoring computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Gregory Peter Carlsson, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 10101632
    Abstract: A dual layer e-screen includes a top layer of a transparent lenticular or parallax material backed by an e-screen made of a material with controllable grey scales such as electronic paper. The top layer is controllable compensates for ambient lighting by creating a controllable surface that allows for uniform light distribution across the screen, while providing for adaptive contrast levels that selectively darken areas where light is not needed to more accurate display shadows from projected images. The eScreen can be additionally arranged to dynamically alter the gray scale matched to the video being shown to support viewing high dynamic range video through a projector. The gray scale used for each pixel element is biased to the ambient lighting conditions to remove the ambient light from the HDR video playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Richman, Thomas Dawson, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 10084997
    Abstract: A deformable lens, deformable micro-mirror array, or combination thereof adjusts an image projected onto a screen to modify that image to compensate for small imperfections in the flatness of the surface the video is being projected onto. Initial calibration can be performed to create a screen profile, that is then used to adjust the optics to compensate for the detected screen anomalies. An initial grid projected onto the screen may be used for this purpose, with a high resolution camera imaging the grid and the perpendicularity, straightness and sharpness of the grid lines then being assessed by a processor to calculate the necessary optical modifications to modify the projected image such that the grid lines are straightened and aligned. In another embodiment a scanning laser is used to assess screen flatness and uniformity with pixel level precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Dawson, Steven Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20180249943
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a medical kit arranged with componentry for fluorescein sodium (FNa)-based diagnosis and trichloroacetic acid (TCA)-based treatment of neoplastic tissue, and related methods for utilizing aspects of the medical kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Moein Health, LLC
    Inventors: Sudabeh Moein, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 10034027
    Abstract: A technique for transferring content on a customer's DVR to a new location to which the customer has moved includes accessing information including content and/or identification of content recorded on a first digital video recorder (DVR) located at a first customer facility, and loading the content and/or identification of content on a second DVR at a facility associated with a multiple systems operator (MSO). The second DVR is delivered to the customer at a second customer facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Fred Ansfield, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 9980014
    Abstract: An information providing system, reception apparatus, and methods thereof are provided for protected content data. The method for providing the protected content data includes generating or receiving the protected content data, and generating a digital television broadcast signal including at least one data field sync segment and the protected content data. The digital television broadcast signal is provided to a reception apparatus. The at least one data field sync segment carries information necessary to identify a framing structure of the digital television broadcast signal and includes one of security information for accessing the protected content data and a location of the security information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Luke Fay, Brant Candelore, Frederick J. Zustak, Peter Shintani
  • Patent number: 9953323
    Abstract: A bank customer's CE device is used to authorize transactions using the customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”). If the CE device is determined not to be proximate to the e-card, the transaction is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 9942601
    Abstract: A method is provided for a reception apparatus to store non-real-time (NRT) content. The method includes receiving, by the reception apparatus, the NRT content included in a digital television broadcast signal broadcast from a content source. The received NRT content, included in the digital television broadcast signal broadcast from the content source, is stored in a memory of the reception apparatus. The reception apparatus outputs the NRT content stored in the memory for presentation to a user. The reception apparatus receives a request to store the NRT content in an external device and, in response, sends an instruction via a communication network to store the NRT content in the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Luke Fay, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 9912930
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for detecting a focus of at least one viewer as being directed to a particular region of a video display. A first portion of a frame of video for presentation in the region of the viewer's focus is processed differently than another portion of the frame of video related to a region that is not part of the viewer's focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frederick J. Zustak, Brant Candelore, Graham Clift, Kazumoto Kondo, Steven Martin Richman
  • Patent number: 9906897
    Abstract: Mesh node modules are associated with pet carriers and companion nodes can dynamically form a mesh network which uploads location information of the nodes and in some cases additional information, e.g., temperature or pet physical parameter signals, to a network. The information may be downloaded to an owner's CE device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Gregory Peter Carlsson, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 9900748
    Abstract: Mesh node modules are associated with stadium seats and companion nodes such as fan CE devices can dynamically form a mesh network which uploads information of the nodes to a network. Sporting information may be downloaded to a fan's CE device or services provided to the fan while in a seat based on information sent through the node modules in the stadium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Gregory Peter Carlsson, Frederick J. Zustak