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).

  • Patent number: 9866986
    Abstract: In a multi-speaker audio system for, e.g., a home entertainment system or other entertainment system, each networked-speaker (wired or wireless) can be assigned a particular voice, instrument, group of voices and/or instruments, or a particular stage location of a performance to reproduce a more realistic and life-like audio experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Gregory Peter Carlsson, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 9826368
    Abstract: Mesh node modules are associated with vehicles and companion nodes can dynamically form a mesh network which uploads location information of the nodes and in some cases additional information, e.g., road condition or proximity to objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Gregory Peter Carlsson, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20170272805
    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 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: STEVEN MARTIN RICHMAN, JASON CLEMENT, FREDERICK J. ZUSTAK
  • Publication number: 20170264941
    Abstract: A technique includes establishing communication over a network link between first and second digital video recorders (DVRs). The network link includes one or more of: an Internet link, a two way multiple systems operator (MSO) link between a computer system of an MSO and a DVR. Responsive to at least one transfer command, content is transferred from the first DVR to the second DVR over the network link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Fred Ansfield, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20170264921
    Abstract: Responsive to the transfer command, content on a first digital video recorder (DVR) is transferred to a second DVR over a wired or wireless link that directly connects the first DVR to the second DVR with no intervening components between the DVRs, such that the first DVR can be removed from use. The content may he video received on a video input of the first DVR and stored in the first DVR in decrypted form prior to decoding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Fred Ansfield, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20170262182
    Abstract: A technique to backup data on a DVR includes receiving a transfer command, and responsive to the transfer command, backing up content on a first storage of an in-home digital video recorder (DVR) to a second storage configured as a redundant array of independent disks (RAID)-1. The transfer is over a direct communication path between the first and second storages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Fred Ansfield, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20170264927
    Abstract: A technique for using an MSO-based network of DVRs to share content includes receiving a request for content from a first digital video recorder (DVR) in an establishment of a first customer in a multiple system's operator (MSO) video network including at least a second DVR in an establishment of a second customer. The establishment of the first customer is remote from the establishment of the second customer. Responsive to the request for contest, the MSO video network is queried for content satisfying the request. Responsive to identifying the content satisfying the request on the second DVR, the content satisfying the request is copied from the second DVR to the first DVR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Fred Ansfield, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20170264925
    Abstract: A technique for load balancing between first and second DVRs includes receiving a customer-generated signal to enable load balancing of to-be-recorded content at a future time between at least first and second digital video recorders (DVRs). Responsive to the signal and based at least in part on a storage size of at least one content, a load balancing algorithm is executed to determine which of the first DVR or the second DVR to record content at the future time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Fred Ansfield, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20170264924
    Abstract: A technique for load balancing between first and second DVRs includes receiving a customer-generated signal to enable load balancing between at least first and second digital video recorders (DVRs), and responsive to the signal and based at least in part on a storage size of at least one content, execute a load balancing algorithm to move at least some content from the first DVR to the second DVR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Fred Ansfield, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20170264926
    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: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Fred Ansfield, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 9712861
    Abstract: A technique for load balancing between first and second DVRs includes receiving a customer selection of content with respect to load balancing between the DVRs, and responsive to the customer selection and based at least in part on a storage size of one content, execute a load balancing algorithm to move at least some content from the first DVR to the second DVR. Responsive to the customer selection and based at least in part on a storage size of a future content, a DVR is selected to record the future content at a future recording time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Fred Ansfield, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 9652760
    Abstract: Fingerprints for transaction authentication are received through the touch screen of a bank customer's CE device for purposes of approving or denying transactions with the customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 9646307
    Abstract: Fingerprints for transaction authentication are received through the touch screen of a bank customer's CE device for purposes of approving or denying transactions with the customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20170039545
    Abstract: Fingerprints for transaction authentication are received through the touch screen of a bank customer's CE device for purposes of approving or denying transactions with the customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 9558488
    Abstract: A bank customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) is interrogated by the customer's CE device to report transaction information including interrogations the e-card receives from a point of sale (POS) apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 9516461
    Abstract: Mesh node modules are associated with competitors in an arena to relay through a mesh network formed by the modules competitor biometric and/or parameter information. This information may be selected to be viewed by individual fans accessing their consumer electronics devices during the competition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Peter Carlsson, Frederick J. Zustak, James R. Milne
  • Patent number: 9473728
    Abstract: Method, computer storage device, and system that establish communication with at least first and second sensors, receive information from the sensors, and determine whether the information from the first sensor satisfies a first alert threshold. It is also determined whether the information from the second sensor satisfies a second alert threshold. Responsive to a determination that the information from the first sensor satisfies the first alert threshold and that the information from the second sensor does not satisfy the second alert threshold, an alert signal is not generated. On the other hand, responsive to a determination that the information from the first sensor satisfies the first alert threshold and that the information from the second sensor satisfies the second alert threshold, the alert signal is generated for output thereof to a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Libiao Jiang, Adam Li, Aixin Liu, Djung Nguyen, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Publication number: 20160292987
    Abstract: Method, computer storage device, and system that establish communication with at least first and second sensors, receive information from the sensors, and determine whether the information from the first sensor satisfies a first alert threshold. It is also determined whether the information from the second sensor satisfies a second alert threshold. Responsive to a determination that the information from the first sensor satisfies the first alert threshold and that the information from the second sensor does not satisfy the second alert threshold, an alert signal is not generated. On the other hand, responsive to a determination that the information from the first sensor satisfies the first alert threshold and that the information from the second sensor satisfies the second alert threshold, the alert signal is generated for output thereof to a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: LIBIAO JIANG, ADAM LI, AIXIN LIU, DJUNG NGUYEN, FREDERICK J. ZUSTAK
  • Publication number: 20160279083
    Abstract: Physiologically acceptable films for use in the treatment cervical intraepithelial neoplasia are disclosed. The films include a water soluble film-forming polymer such as pullulan, and therapeutically effective amounts of chemexfoliation agents. Devices adapted to introduce these films to the cervix are disclosed, as well as various combinations of devices and films sufficient to comprise a kit to enable treatment of CIN 1, 2, and 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: Moein Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudabeh Moein, Frederick J. Zustak, Joshua S. Schoonover
  • Publication number: 20160255478
    Abstract: Mesh node modules are associated with vehicles and companion nodes can dynamically form a mesh network which uploads location information of the nodes and in some cases additional information, e.g., road condition or proximity to objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Gregory Peter Carlsson, Frederick J. Zustak