Patents by Inventor Glenn Arthur Reitmeier

Glenn Arthur 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: 7836179
    Abstract: A method of validating content for use on at least one node of a network, includes identifying whether the content has at least one adjunct; reviewing the at least one adjunct, where found, to determine whether the content is valid for use on the at least one node; and indicating that the content is unauthorized for use on the at least one node where no adjunct is found and/or where an adjunct is found that is not able to render the content valid for use on the at least one node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: NBC Universal, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheau Ng, Bill Mandel, Glenn Arthur Reitmeier
  • Patent number: 7801306
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for securing and, optionally, distributing an information stream by divided the information stream into a collection of segments and compressing the segments, rearranging the order of the segments and encrypting the segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Akikaze Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Arthur Reitmeier, Michael Tinker
  • Publication number: 20090041235
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for securing and, optionally, distributing an information stream by divided the information stream into a collection of segments and compressing the segments, rearranging the order of the segments and encrypting the segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: AKIKAZE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Arthur Reitmeier, Michael Tinker
  • Patent number: 7457415
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for securing and, optionally, distributing an information stream by divided the information stream into a collection of segments and compressing the segments, rearranging the order of the segments and encrypting the segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Akikaze Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Arthur Reitmeier, Michael Tinker
  • Patent number: 7403565
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preserving the dynamic range of a relatively high dynamic range information stream, illustratively a high resolution video signal, subjected to a relatively low dynamic range encoding and/or transport process(es). A relatively high dynamic range information stream is subjected to a segmentation and remapping process whereby each segment is remapped to the relatively low dynamic range appropriate to the encoding and/or transport process(es) utilized. An auxiliary information stream includes segment and associated remapping information such that the initial, relatively high dynamic range information stream may be recovered in a post-encoding (i.e. decoding) or post-transport (i.e., receiving) process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Akikaze Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Arthur Reitmeier, Michael Tinker
  • Publication number: 20080059609
    Abstract: A method of validating content for use on at least one node of a network, includes identifying whether the content has at least one adjunct; reviewing the at least one adjunct, where found, to determine whether the content is valid for use on the at least one node; and indicating that the content is unauthorized for use on the at least one node where no adjunct is found and/or where an adjunct is found that is not able to render the content valid for use on the at least one node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Sheau Ng, Bill Mandel, Glenn Arthur Reitmeier
  • Patent number: 6829301
    Abstract: A method and concomitant apparatus for compressing, multiplexing and, in optional embodiments, encrypting, transporting, decrypting, decompressing and presenting high quality video information in a manner that substantially preserves the fidelity of the video information in a system utilizing standard quality circuits to implement high quality compression, transport and decompression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Sarnoff Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Tinker, Jeremy D. Pollack, Glenn Arthur Reitmeier
  • Patent number: 6785338
    Abstract: Compression-related information is used to constrain the selection and control of video imagery and content used to produce one or more uncompressed video streams for subsequent compression processing. Rather than taking an uncompressed video stream “as is” for compression processing, characteristics of compression processing are taken into consideration during the video production stage when the uncompressed video stream is generated. Different types of constraints include “intra-frame” constraints that constrain video content within a frame of a video stream, “inter-frame” constraints that constrain video content from frame to frame within a video stream, and “inter-stream” constraints that constrain video content across different video streams. Two or more different constraints and two or more different types of constraints may be applied simultaneously. The compression-related information may be “static” (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Sarnoff Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn Arthur Reitmeier, Robert Norman Hurst, Jr., Terrence Raymond Smith
  • Publication number: 20030202589
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preserving the dynamic range of a relatively high dynamic range information stream, illustratively a high resolution video signal, subjected to a relatively low dynamic range encoding and/or transport process(es). The invention subjects the relatively high dynamic range information stream to a segmentation and remapping process whereby each segment is remapped to the relatively low dynamic range appropriate to the encoding and/or transport process(es) utilized. An auxiliary information stream includes segment and associated remapping information such that the initial, relatively high dynamic range information stream may be recovered in a post-encoding (i.e. decoding) or post-transport (i.e., receiving) process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: Glenn Arthur Reitmeier, Michael Tinker
  • Patent number: 6560285
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preserving the dynamic range of a relatively high dynamic range information stream, illustratively a high resolution video signal, subjected to a relatively low dynamic range encoding and/or transport process(es). The invention subjects the relatively high dynamic range information stream to a segmentation and remapping process whereby each segment is remapped to the relatively low dynamic range appropriate to the encoding and/or transport process(es) utilized. An auxiliary information stream includes segment and associated remapping information such that the initial, relatively high dynamic range information stream may be recovered in a post-encoding (i.e. decoding) or post-transport (i.e., receiving) process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Sarnoff Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn Arthur Reitmeier, Michael Tinker
  • Patent number: 6549577
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method an apparatus for allocating processing resources in an information stream decoder in response to format indicia included within a compressed information stream. Specifically, the invention comprises an apparatus and method for decoding a video stream having an associated source video format to produce a decoded video stream having the same format or a different format, in which a computational resource is allocated in response to a change in format between the associated video format and the resultant video format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Sarnoff Corporation
    Inventors: Dinei Afonso Ferreira Florencio, Smith Freeman, Glenn Arthur Reitmeier
  • Patent number: 6535687
    Abstract: A system for deterring unauthorized reproduction of a video presentation including a plurality of images to be displayed and method for operating the system. The system includes an encoder for encoding a signal for transmission over a vulnerable communications link to a decoder. The encoder includes: a first memory having a first plurality of addressable memory locations for storing at each of the locations data corresponding to a portion of at least one of the images to provide an array of data; and, a randomizer for pseudo-randomly addressing the first memory to provide a pseudo-random data signal corresponding to the one of the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Sarnoff Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Tinker, Glenn Arthur Reitmeier
  • Publication number: 20020176506
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method an apparatus for allocating processing resources in an information stream decoder in response to format indicia included within a compressed information stream. Specifically, the invention comprises an apparatus and method for decoding a video stream having an associated source video format to produce a decoded video stream having the same format or a different format, in which a computational resource is allocated in response to a change in format between the associated video format and the resultant video format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 1998
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: DINEI AFONSO FERREIRA FLORENCIO, SMITH FREEMAN, GLENN ARTHUR REITMEIER
  • Patent number: 6477201
    Abstract: A subjective evaluator delineates regions of an information space to be encoded in a qualitatively preferential or non-preferential manner such that the encoded information space comprises one or more of normal, emphasized or de-emphasized information content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Sarnoff Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Martin Wine, Glenn Arthur Reitmeier, Thomas Michael Stiller, Michael Tinker
  • Patent number: 6456329
    Abstract: De-interlacing of interlaced image fields to obtain non-interlaced image frames includes removing the blank lines of each image field and removing one-half of the pixels of the remaining lines of each image field, thereby to obtain image frames having one-half the number of lines (i.e about one-half the vertical resolution) and one-half the number of pixels in each horizontal line (i.e. about one-half the horizontal resolution). Removing the blank lines may include interpolating pixel values for lines in the positions of the blank lines from the pixel values of adjacent lines, retaining the interpolated lines, and removing the adjacent lines, thereby to substantially reduce vertical jitter that would be caused by the one-half line positional difference between adjacent image fields. The invention has the advantage of greatly simplifying the implementation of such de-interlacing arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Sarnoff Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Tinker, Glenn Arthur Reitmeier
  • Publication number: 20020003881
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for securing and, optionally, distributing an information stream by divided the information stream into a collection of segments and compressing the segments, rearranging the order of the segments and encrypting the segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Inventors: GLENN ARTHUR REITMEIER, MICHAEL TINKER
  • Patent number: 6118820
    Abstract: A method and concomitant apparatus for preserving the dynamic range of a relatively high dynamic range information stream, illustratively a high resolution video signal, subjected to a relatively low dynamic range encoding and/or transport process(es). The invention subjects the relatively high dynamic range information stream to a segmentation and remapping process whereby each segment is remapped to the relatively low dynamic range appropriate to the encoding and/or transport process(es) utilized. An auxiliary information stream includes segment and associated remapping information such that the initial, relatively high dynamic range information stream may be recovered in a post-encoding (i.e. decoding) or post-transport (i.e., receiving) process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Sarnoff Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn Arthur Reitmeier, Michael Tinker
  • Patent number: 6118498
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for masking program selection latency in an MPEG-like information stream receiver, such as an ATSC or DVB television receiver. An information stream receiver receives VSB- or QAM-modulated signals comprising an MPEG-like system streams including program transport streams. In a channel scanning mode of operation, a plurality of identified program transport streams (i.e., channels) are sequentially retrieved from one or more system streams. A portion of each retrieved program transport stream, such as an intra-frame encoded video frame within an included elementary video stream, is extracted and stored in a memory. In a channel changing mode of operation, if a desired channel is one of the sequentially scanned channels, then the stored I-frame is retrieved and coupled to a decoder while the desired channel is re-acquired by tuning, demodulating, and demultiplexing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Sarnoff Corporation
    Inventor: Glenn Arthur Reitmeier
  • Patent number: RE42589
    Abstract: A method and concomitant apparatus for compressing, multiplexing and, in optional embodiments, encrypting, transporting, decrypting, decompressing and presenting high quality video information in a manner that substantially preserves the fidelity of the video information in a system utilizing standard quality circuits to implement high quality compression, transport and decompression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Akikaze Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Tinker, Jeremy D. Pollack, Glenn Arthur Reitmeier
  • Patent number: RE43647
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preserving the dynamic range of a relatively high dynamic range information stream, illustratively a high resolution video signal, subjected to a relatively low dynamic range encoding and/or transport process(es). A relatively high dynamic range information stream is subjected to a segmentation and remapping process whereby each segment is remapped to the relatively low dynamic range appropriate to the encoding and/or transport process(es) utilized. An auxiliary information stream includes segment and associated remapping information such that the initial, relatively high dynamic range information stream may be recovered in a post-encoding (i.e. decoding) or post-transport (i.e., receiving) process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Akikaze Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Arthur Reitmeier, Michael Tinker