Patents by Inventor Glenn A. Reitmeier

Glenn A. Reitmeier 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: 11343561
    Abstract: Described are methods and systems for combining programming content in a controlled synchronized manner. The systems and methods allow for centrally generated content to be modified using local content. The centrally generated content can include data that specifies what portions of the centrally generated content can be modified by the local content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC.
    Inventors: Glenn A. Reitmeier, Peter Smith, Thomas M. Duff, Michael F. Steib
  • Publication number: 20210127102
    Abstract: A tangible, non-transitory machine-readable medium includes machine-readable instructions that, when executed, cause processing circuitry to receive a signal indicative of high dynamic range content. The signal includes 1) a first portion that forms a first percentage of the signal and is associated with a first brightness range and 2) a second portion that forms a second percentage of the signal associated with a second brightness range. The instructions, when executed, are also configured to cause the processing circuitry to produce an adjusted signal to represent the signal such that a graphical representation of the adjusted signal includes an area corresponding to the first portion of the signal that is expanded relative to a graphical representation of the first portion of the signal. Furthermore, the instructions, when executed, are configured to cause the processing circuitry to cause display of a graphical representation of the adjusted signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Glenn A. Reitmeier, Arley Christopher Seeger
  • Patent number: 10841637
    Abstract: A system for coordinated playback of time-shifted content with time-adapted complimentary content is provided. The time-shifted content may be played back from storage media, both local and remote. Time-shifting may occur by independent playback such as from optical discs and other memory devices, as well as from user manipulation of features in a playback system based upon real-time or near real-time content distribution. The content is identified, along with timing information identifying where in the content the playback is occurring. Time-adapted complimentary content may then be selected and transmitted to the playback system. Such time-adapted content may include advertisement, product and service offerings, complimentary information, audio and/or video content, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn A. Reitmeier, Daniel Berkowitz, Christopher J. Falkner, Sheau Bao Ng
  • Publication number: 20200322656
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to mitigating decoding and rendering delay experienced during channel change operations. In particular, the techniques provided herein use a first stream of content with a relatively low group of pictures (GOP) length as a temporary content to decode and render while a second version with a relatively larger GOP length is decoded. By rendering the first stream during decoding of a second stream, the digital channel changing operation may be enhanced by rendering a version of the digital content with less delay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventor: Glenn A. Reitmeier
  • Publication number: 20200154153
    Abstract: Broadcasts over designated bands of the radiofrequency spectrum allow for flexible use of the spectrum as well as for the receipt of return signals from receivers. To obtain return signals, information indicating one or more return channels and/or one or more return time windows may be sent with the broadcast transmission. The broadcast transmission may be made over UHF bands, with the return signals being made over VHF bands. Spectrum may be utilized more efficiently by transmitting one or more beacon signals that define parameters for the broadcast transmission. Receivers may be adapted to decode the data of the beacon signals and rapidly tune to the broadcast transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Glenn A. Reitmeier, Rajan Mehta, Harold Douglas Lung, Sheau Ng
  • Patent number: 10542305
    Abstract: Broadcasts over designated bands of the radiofrequency spectrum allow for flexible use of the spectrum as well as for the receipt of return signals from receivers. To obtain return signals, information indicating one or more return channels and/or one or more return time windows may be sent with the broadcast transmission. The broadcast transmission may be made over UHF bands, with the return signals being made over VHF bands. Spectrum may be utilized more efficiently by transmitting one or more beacon signals that define parameters for the broadcast transmission. Receivers may be adapted to decode the data of the beacon signals and rapidly tune to the broadcast transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn A. Reitmeier, Rajan Mehta, Harold Douglas Lung, Sheau Ng
  • Publication number: 20190268646
    Abstract: A system for coordinated playback of time-shifted content with time-adapted complimentary content is provided. The time-shifted content may be played back from storage media, both local and remote. Time-shifting may occur by independent playback such as from optical discs and other memory devices, as well as from user manipulation of features in a playback system based upon real-time or near real-time content distribution. The content is identified, along with timing information identifying where in the content the playback is occurring. Time-adapted complimentary content may then be selected and transmitted to the playback system. Such time-adapted content may include advertisement, product and service offerings, complimentary information, audio and/or video content, and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Glenn A. Reitmeier, Daniel Berkowitz, Christopher J. Falkner, Sheau Bao Ng
  • Publication number: 20160330509
    Abstract: Described are methods and systems for combining programming content in a controlled synchronized manner. The systems and methods allow for centrally generated content to be modified using local content. The centrally generated content can include data that specifies what portions of the centrally generated content can be modified by the local content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Glenn A. Reitmeier, Peter Smith, Thomas M. Duff, Michael F. Steib
  • Patent number: 9420230
    Abstract: Described are methods and systems for combining programming content in a controlled synchronized manner. The systems and methods allow for centrally generated content to be modified using local content. The centrally generated content can include data that specifies what portions of the centrally generated content can be modified by the local content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn A. Reitmeier, Peter Smith, Thomas M. Duff, Michael F. Steib
  • Patent number: 9392327
    Abstract: A technique is provided for the parallel communication of digital content via broadcast channels and two-way data communications channels. Mobile devices may receive the digital content by the broadcast channels, and depending upon user preferences, signal quality, signal strength and other factors, coordinated switchover may be made from reception and playback of the content from a broadcast channel to reception and content from a two-way data communications channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Sheau Bao Ng, Glenn Reitmeier, Rajan Mehta
  • Publication number: 20140157347
    Abstract: Broadcasts over designated bands of the radiofrequency spectrum allow for flexible use of the spectrum as well as for the receipt of return signals from receivers. To obtain return signals, information indicating one or more return channels and/or one or more return time windows may be sent with the broadcast transmission. The broadcast transmission may be made over UHF bands, with the return signals being made over VHF bands. Spectrum may be utilized more efficiently by transmitting one or more beacon signals that define parameters for the broadcast transmission. Receivers may be adapted to decode the data of the beacon signals and rapidly tune to the broadcast transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn A. Reitmeier, Rajan Mehta, Harold Douglas Lung, Sheau Ng
  • Publication number: 20120110627
    Abstract: A system for coordinated playback of time-shifted content with time-adapted complimentary content is provided. The time-shifted content may be played back from storage media, both local and remote. Time-shifting may occur by independent playback such as from optical discs and other memory devices, as well as from user manipulation of features in a playback system based upon real-time or near real-time content distribution. The content is identified, along with timing information identifying where in the content the playback is occurring. Time-adapted complimentary content may then be selected and transmitted to the playback system. Such time-adapted content may include advertisement, product and service offerings, complimentary information, audio and/or video content, and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: NBC Universal, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn A. Reitmeier, Daniel Berkowitz, Christopher J. Falkner, Sheau Bao Ng
  • Publication number: 20120042349
    Abstract: A technique is provided for the parallel communication of digital content via broadcast channels and two-way data communications channels. Mobile devices may receive the digital content by the broadcast channels, and depending upon user preferences, signal quality, signal strength and other factors, coordinated switchover may be made from reception and playback of the content from a broadcast channel to reception and content from a two-way data communications channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: NBC Universal, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheau Bao Ng, Glenn Reitmeier, Rajan Mehta
  • Publication number: 20100034522
    Abstract: A method and device for receiving, storing, and viewing digital content, the method and device configured to receive and store a first content and a second content, associate the second content with the first content, and play the first content and the second content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: NBC Universal, Inc., a New York Corporation
    Inventors: Sheau Ng, Glenn Reitmeier
  • Publication number: 20060130111
    Abstract: Described are methods and systems for combining programming content in a controlled synchronized manner. The systems and methods allow for centrally generated content to be modified using local content. The centrally generated content can include data that specifies what portions of the centrally generated content can be modified by the local content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Glenn Reitmeier, Peter Smith, Thomas Duff, Michael Steib
  • Patent number: 6985163
    Abstract: A color display apparatus and method for displaying colors using radiation sources uses displays that may include multiple radiation sources, a display surface and control hardware and software that enable accurate and reproducible color display. Another apparatus provides means for generating colors upon request and communicating digital information regarding the generation of the color spectrum to local or remote display devices. The apparatus may be used in selecting and ordering colors subject to supplier constraints. Methods for displaying colors and enabling display of the colors in remote locations, as well as methods for conducting business by communicating the color display information are all provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignees: Sarnoff Corporation, Algen Design Services Incorporated
    Inventors: George Herbert Needham Riddle, Glenn Reitmeier, Carl Charles Steinmetz, Ralph Anthony Stanziola, Herschel Clement Burstyn
  • Publication number: 20040018001
    Abstract: A method for frustrating unauthorized duplication of at least a portion of a sequence of images being embodied in digital data in a given order in a bitstream, the method including: storing data corresponding to an individual one of the plurality of images in at least one memory device in the given order; and, reading the data out from the at least one memory device in a pseudorandom order as part of the bitstream to provide a rearranged order of digital data different from the given order and adapted to frustrate conventional display of the sequence of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Inventors: Glenn A. Reitmeier, Michael Tinker
  • Patent number: 6549240
    Abstract: An apparatus for electronic format and frame rate conversion in a multiple format video processing system adapted to avoid display motion artifacts causes by 3:2 conversion of 24 Hz video source video by tripling the frame rate of the source video and responsively adjusting the format of the resultant video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Sarnoff Corporation
    Inventor: Glenn A. Reitmeier
  • Publication number: 20030034985
    Abstract: A color display apparatus and method for displaying colors using radiation sources are provided. The displays may include multiple radiation sources, a display surface and control hardware and software that enable accurate and reproducible color display. Another apparatus provides means for generating colors upon request and communicating digital information regarding the generation of the color spectrum to local or remote display devices. The apparatus may be used in selecting and ordering colors subject to supplier constraints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventors: George Herbert Needham Riddle, Glenn Reitmeier, Carl Charles Steinmetz, Ralph Anthony Stanziola, Herschel Clement Burstyn
  • Publication number: 20020184632
    Abstract: A peripheral device that can be configured, for example, in a personal computer (PC) system, between the PC processor and the PC monitor. The peripheral device receives video signals from the PC processor for display on the PC monitor. In addition, the peripheral device receives television (TV) signals from a TV source, for example, via a standard TV connection. The peripheral device combines the video content of the TV signals with the video signals received from the PC processor to generate a combined video signal for display on the PC monitor. The peripheral device supports web-based applications where the web-page layout is received by the PC system via a conventional Internet connection, where the peripheral device overlays the video content of the TV signals over appropriate corresponding windows in the web-page layout. In this way, bandwidth in the PC's Internet connection does not have to be used for streaming media delivery of TV video content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventor: Glenn A. Reitmeier