Patents by Inventor Gregor Said Jackson

Gregor Said Jackson 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: 8988151
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method of correcting the frequency of a crystal oscillator. The method includes establishing an operating baseline for the crystal oscillator using a frequency reference, storing information in memory, and adjusting the frequency according to the information. The information corresponds to the operating baseline. Adjusting the frequency occurs in response to a power-on event and the absence of the frequency reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Jackson Labs Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Gregor Said Jackson
  • Publication number: 20140125418
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method of correcting the frequency of a crystal oscillator. The method includes establishing an operating baseline for the crystal oscillator using a frequency reference, storing information in memory, and adjusting the frequency according to the information. The information corresponds to the operating baseline. Adjusting the frequency occurs in response to a power-on event and the absence of the frequency reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Jackson Labs Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Gregor Said Jackson
  • Patent number: 8645599
    Abstract: A consumer media player is configured to be electronically coupled to various different types of media source devices, extract media files from those media source devices, and play the extracted media files to a consumer. The consumer media player is also configured to physically hold all or part of one or more media source devices in a manner that facilitates electronic coupling of the media source device to the consumer media player and that provides an aesthetically pleasing appearance to the consumer. In particular, the consumer media player includes a cavity that can hold at least a portion of the media source device. In one of the embodiments described herein, at least some types of media source devices can be entirely physically stored within the cavity in the consumer media player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregor Said Jackson, Mario Brotz, Sathyanarayanan Nagarajan Iyer, Thomas R. Goligoski
  • Patent number: 8362845
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method of correcting the frequency of a crystal oscillator. The method includes establishing an operating baseline for the crystal oscillator using a frequency reference, storing information in memory, and adjusting the frequency according to the information. The information corresponds to the operating baseline. Adjusting the frequency occurs in response to a power-on event and the absence of the frequency reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Jackson Labs Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Gregor Said Jackson
  • Publication number: 20110298548
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method of correcting the frequency of a crystal oscillator. The method includes establishing an operating baseline for the crystal oscillator using a frequency reference, storing information in memory, and adjusting the frequency according to the information. The information corresponds to the operating baseline. Adjusting the frequency occurs in response to a power-on event and the absence of the frequency reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Jackson Labs Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregor Said Jackson
  • Publication number: 20100306428
    Abstract: A consumer media player is configured to be electronically coupled to various different types of media source devices, extract media files from those media source devices, and play the extracted media files to a consumer. The consumer media player is also configured to physically hold all or part of one or more media source devices in a manner that facilitates electronic coupling of the media source device to the consumer media player and that provides an aesthetically pleasing appearance to the consumer. In particular, the consumer media player includes a cavity that can hold at least a portion of the media source device. In one of the embodiments described herein, at least some types of media source devices can be entirely physically stored within the cavity in the consumer media player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Gregor Said Jackson, Mario Brotz, Sathyanarayanan Nagarajan Iyer, Tom R. Goligoski
  • Patent number: 6922846
    Abstract: An improved architecture for a set-top box that effects a reduction in memory requirements includes a front-panel board and a DTV board subject to a reset sequence and having a non-volatile memory associated therewith for storing values including a power-state value. The improved architecture eliminates the need for a non-volatile memory associated with the front-panel board by querying the power-state variable in the non-volatile memory associated with the DTV board and effecting a boot-up sequence when the power-state variable is set to ON and by effecting a reset in response to certain detected conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Damien Kessler, Gregor Said Jackson
  • Patent number: 6807612
    Abstract: A system and corresponding method for improving set-top box boots up efficiency while, at the same time, reducing the memory allocation required for set-top box boot-up is disclosed. The boot-up method includes performing a vertical direct memory access transfer of relevant program instructions from a system non-volatile memory to system main memory. The transferred program instructions are then re-arranged into consecutive locations within the main memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Gregor Said Jackson
  • Publication number: 20030188118
    Abstract: A system and corresponding method for improving set-top box boots up efficiency while, at the same time, reducing the memory allocation required for set-top box boot-up is disclosed. The boot-up method includes performing a vertical direct memory access transfer of relevant program instructions from a system non-volatile memory to system main memory. The transferred program instructions are then re-arranged into consecutive locations within the main memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventor: Gregor Said Jackson
  • Patent number: 6559891
    Abstract: An ITU-R BT.656 (or similar) digital video signal is converted to analog at which point a simple 7-state state machine in combination with a 6 bit binary counter generates tri-level synchronized video. The state machine receives vertical and horizontal synchronization signals as well as End-Active-Video and Start-Active-Video signals from the ITU-R BT.656 video. A pixel clock clocks the 6 bit binary counter. Active video is passed directly to the output. Horizontal and vertical sync signals are mirrored at the output with the state machine generating a positive tri-level signal immediately following the horizontal synchronization signal. The high level signal is generated for a period of 44 pixel counts as counted by the 6 bit counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Gregor Said Jackson
  • Patent number: 6560685
    Abstract: A system and corresponding method for improving set-top box boots up efficiency while, at the same time, reducing the memory allocation required for set-top box boot-up is disclosed. The boot-up method includes performing a vertical direct memory access transfer of relevant program instructions from a system non-volatile memory to system main memory. The transferred program instructions are then rearranged into consecutive locations within the main memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Gregor Said Jackson
  • Publication number: 20020147994
    Abstract: An improved architecture for a set-top box that effects a reduction in memory requirements includes a front-panel board and a DTV board subject to a reset sequence and having a non-volatile memory associated therewith for storing values including a power-state value. The improved architecture eliminates the need for a non-volatile memory associated with the front-panel board by querying the power-state variable in the non-volatile memory associated with the DTV board and effecting a boot-up sequence when the power-state variable is set to ON and by effecting a reset in response to certain detected conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventors: Damien Kessler, Gregor Said Jackson