Patents by Inventor Hitoshi Hokamura

Hitoshi Hokamura 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: 6888477
    Abstract: A system and method for the on-demand transcoding of media content from a source type to a destination type is provided, wherein the system includes a plurality of transcoders for transcoding from a plurality of source types to a plurality of destination types, and wherein the system receives a transcoding request for media content, fetches the media content in response to the transcoding request, sends the media content to one of the plurality of transcoders based on the source type and destination type, transcodes the media content from the source type to the destination type, thereby generating transcoded media content, and transmits the transcoded media content. The system fetches, sends, and transcodes the media content and transmits the transcoded media content in a pipelined fashion. The system also provides for the publication of media content as a file or stream of digital data, for the archiving of media content, and the caching of transcoded media content to improve system efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Angela C. W. Lai, James Peter Hoddie, Howard E. Chartock, Christopher V. Pirazzi, Giovanni M. Agnoli, Harry A. Chomsky, Steve H. Chen, Hitoshi Hokamura
  • Publication number: 20040032348
    Abstract: A system and method for the on-demand trans coding of media content from a source type to a destination type is provided, wherein the system includes a plurality of transcoders for transcoding from a plurality of source types to a plurality of destination types, and wherein the system receives a transcoding request for media content, fetches the media content in response to the transcoding request, sends the media content to one of the plurality of transcoders based on the source type and destination type, transcodes the media content from the source type to the destination type, thereby generating transcoded media content, and transmits the transcoded media content. The system fetches, sends, and transcodes the media content and transmits the transcoded media content in a pipelined fashion. The system also provides for the publication of media content as a file or stream of digital data, for the archiving of media content, and the caching of transcoded media content to improve system efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Angela C. W. Lai, James Peter Hoddie, Howard E. Chartock, Christopher V. Pirazzi, Giovanni M. Agnoli, Harry A. Chomsky, Steve H. Chen, Hitoshi Hokamura
  • Patent number: 6593860
    Abstract: A system and method for the on-demand transcoding of media content from a source type to a destination type is provided, wherein the system includes a plurality of transcoders for transcoding from a plurality of source types to a plurality of destination types, and wherein the system receives a transcoding request for media content, fetches the media content in response to the transcoding request, sends the media content to one of the plurality of transcoders based on the source type and destination type, transcodes the media content from the source type to the destination type, thereby generating transcoded media content, and transmits the transcoded media content. The system fetches, sends, and transcodes the media content and transmits the transcoded media content in a pipelined fashion. The system also provides for the publication of media content as a file or stream of digital data, for the archiving of media content, and the caching of transcoded media content to improve system efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Generic Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Angela C. W. Lai, James Peter Hoddie, Howard E. Chartock, Christopher V. Pirazzi, Giovanni M. Agnoli, Harry A. Chomsky, Steve H. Chen, Hitoshi Hokamura
  • Publication number: 20020190876
    Abstract: A system and method for the on-demand transcoding of media content from a source type to a destination type is provided, wherein the system includes a plurality of transcoders for transcoding from a plurality of source types to a plurality of destination types, and wherein the system receives a transcoding request for media content, fetches the media content in response to the transcoding request, sends the media content to one of the plurality of transcoders based on the source type and destination type, transcodes the media content from the source type to the destination type, thereby generating transcoded media content, and transmits the transcoded media content. The system fetches, sends, and transcodes the media content and transmits the transcoded media content in a pipelined fashion. The system also provides for the publication of media content as a file or stream of digital data, for the archiving of media content, and the caching of transcoded media content to improve system efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Angela C. W. Lai, James P. Hoddie, Howard E. Chartock, Christopher V. Pirazzi, Giovanni M. Agnoli, Harry A. Chomsky, Steve H. Chen, Hitoshi Hokamura
  • Patent number: 6407680
    Abstract: A system and method for the on-demand transcoding of media content from a source type to a destination type is provided, wherein the system includes a plurality of transcoders for transcoding from a plurality of source types to a plurality of destination types, and wherein the system receives a transcoding request for media content, fetches the media content in response to the transcoding request, sends the media content to one of the plurality of transcoders based on the source type and destination type, transcodes the media content from the source type to the destination type, thereby generating transcoded media content, and transmits the transcoded media content. The system fetches, sends, and transcodes the media content and transmits the transcoded media content in a pipelined fashion. The system also provides for the publication of media content as a file or stream of digital data, for the archiving of media content, and the caching of transcoded media content to improve system efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Generic Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Angela C. W. Lai, James Peter Hoddie, Howard E. Chartock, Christopher V. Pirazzi, Giovanni M. Agnoli, Harry A. Chomsky, Steve H. Chen, Hitoshi Hokamura