Patents by Inventor J. Carl Cooper

J. Carl Cooper 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: 10299106
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed to receive location data identifying the current location of a vehicle. A database, storing radio device records, is then queried. Each radio device record in the database identifies a radio device (e.g., a transmitter, receiver, transceiver, transponders, etc.) and a location of the radio device using a suitable coordinate system. Radio device records associated with radio devices likely to be within communication range of the vehicle may then be retrieved from the database. These radio device records may be used to generate a radio device list that may be presented to an occupant of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper
  • Patent number: 9961532
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed to receive location data identifying the current location of a vehicle. A database, storing radio device records, is then queried. Each radio device record in the database identifies a radio device (e.g., a transmitter, receiver, transceiver, transponders, etc.) and a location of the radio device using a suitable coordinate system. Radio device records associated with radio devices likely to be within communication range of the vehicle may then be retrieved from the database. These radio device records may be used to generate a radio device list that may be presented to an occupant of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper
  • Publication number: 20180091966
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed to receive location data identifying the current location of a vehicle. A database, storing radio device records, is then queried. Each radio device record in the database identifies a radio device (e.g., a transmitter, receiver, transceiver, transponders, etc.) and a location of the radio device using a suitable coordinate system. Radio device records associated with radio devices likely to be within communication range of the vehicle may then be retrieved from the database. These radio device records may be used to generate a radio device list that may be presented to an occupant of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper
  • Publication number: 20180027400
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed to receive location data identifying the current location of a vehicle. A database, storing radio device records, is then queried. Each radio device record in the database identifies a radio device (e.g., a transmitter, receiver, transceiver, transponders, etc.) and a location of the radio device using a suitable coordinate system. Radio device records associated with radio devices likely to be within communication range of the vehicle may then be retrieved from the database. These radio device records may be used to generate a radio device list that may be presented to an occupant of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper
  • Patent number: 9872163
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed to receive location data identifying the current location of a vehicle. A database, storing radio device records, is then queried. Each radio device record in the database identifies a radio device (e.g., a transmitter, receiver, transceiver, transponders, etc.) and a location of the radio device using a suitable coordinate system. Radio device records associated with radio devices likely to be within communication range of the vehicle may then be retrieved from the database. These radio device records may be used to generate a radio device list that may be presented to an occupant of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper
  • Patent number: 9820137
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed to receive location data identifying the current location of a vehicle. A database, storing radio device records, is then queried. Each radio device record in the database identifies a radio device (e.g., a transmitter, receiver, transceiver, transponders, etc.) and a location of the radio device using a suitable coordinate system. Radio device records associated with radio devices likely to be within communication range of the vehicle may then be retrieved from the database. These radio device records may be used to generate a radio device list that may be presented to an occupant of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper
  • Patent number: 9723357
    Abstract: The present disclosure teaches a method and apparatus for allowing a user to select and view one or multiple programs at random whenever he desires and to suspend viewing in the middle of a program to accommodate an interruption and to continue viewing after the interruption without missing any of the program. In addition, previously stored programs may be viewed at accelerated or decelerated speed, or repeated or portions reviewed, to allow the user to review such in other than real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: J. Carl Cooper, Steve Anderson
  • Publication number: 20170188222
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed to receive location data identifying the current location of a vehicle. A database, storing radio device records, is then queried. Each radio device record in the database identifies a radio device (e.g., a transmitter, receiver, transceiver, transponders, etc.) and a location of the radio device using a suitable coordinate system. Radio device records associated with radio devices likely to be within communication range of the vehicle may then be retrieved from the database. These radio device records may be used to generate a radio device list that may be presented to an occupant of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper
  • Patent number: 9648482
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed to receive location data identifying the current location of a vehicle. A database, storing radio device records, is then queried. Each radio device record in the database identifies a radio device (e.g., a transmitter, receiver, transceiver, transponders, etc.) and a location of the radio device using a suitable coordinate system. Radio device records associated with radio devices likely to be within communication range of the vehicle may then be retrieved from the database. These radio device records may be used to generate a radio device list that may be presented to an occupant of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper
  • Patent number: 9445014
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for enhancement of an object in a video frame, where the method includes recognizing and locating an object within an image frame and performing an automatic enhancement process on the object. The automatic enhancement process may include performing image and/or object enhancement on the object to make the object easier for an observer to detect. Such object enhancement may include enhancement to part of the object, such as the perimeter of the object, or to the entire object, and may also include varying enhancement, such as causing enhancing features to blink, flash or otherwise change to catch a viewer's attention, making the object easier to detect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper
  • Patent number: 9432555
    Abstract: Method and system for measuring audio video synchronization. This is done by having a remote sensing station to measure and process the audio and images from a multimedia terminal that display a television program. The remote sensing station uses an audio sensor to sense the audio signal from the multimedia station and an image sensor to sense the images displayed on the multimedia station. An AV processing circuit in the remote sensing terminal processes the signals from the audio sensor and the image sensor to determine the relative delay between the sensed audio signal and the sensed images. The delay information is then communicated to the multimedia station to adjust the AV synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper
  • Publication number: 20160241887
    Abstract: Compounds of the following formula are provided for use with kinases: wherein the variables are as defined herein. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions, kits and articles of manufacture comprising such compounds; methods and intermediates useful for making the compounds; and methods of using said compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: J. Carl Cooper, Mirko Vojnovic, Christopher Smith
  • Publication number: 20160212459
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for enhancement of an object in a video frame, where the method includes recognizing and locating an object within an image frame and performing an automatic enhancement process on the object. The automatic enhancement process may include performing image and/or object enhancement on the object to make the object easier for an observer to detect. Such object enhancement may include enhancement to part of the object, such as the perimeter of the object, or to the entire object, and may also include varying enhancement, such as causing enhancing features to blink, flash or otherwise change to catch a viewer's attention, making the object easier to detect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper
  • Patent number: 9305550
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for tracking dialogue and other sound signals in film, television or other systems with multiple channel sound is described. One or more audio channels which is expected to carry the speech of persons appearing in the program or other particular types of sounds is inspected to determine if that channel's audio includes particular sounds such as MUEVs, including phonemes corresponding to human speech patterns. If an improper number of particular sounds such as phonemes are found in the channel(s) an action such as a report, an alarm, a correction, or other action is taken. The inspection of the audio channel(s) may be made in conjunction with the appearance of corresponding images associated with the sound, such as visemes in the video signal, to improve the determination of types of sounds such as phonemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: J. Carl Cooper, Mirko Vojnovic, Christopher Smith
  • Publication number: 20150042880
    Abstract: An invention for measuring, maintaining and correcting synchronization between signals which suffer varying relative delays during transmission and/or storage is shown. The present invention teaches measuring the relative delay between a plurality of signals which have suffered differing delays due to transmission, storage or other processing. The preferred embodiment of the invention includes the use of a marker which is generated in response to a second signal and combined with a first signal in a manner which ensures that the marker will not be lost in the expected processing of the first signal. Subsequently a first delayed marker is generated in response to the marker associated with or recovered from the first signal, and a second delayed marker is generated from the second signal. The first delayed marker and second delayed marker are compared to determine a measure of the relative timing or delay between said first signal and said second signal at said subsequent time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: CASCADES AV LLC
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper
  • Publication number: 20140354829
    Abstract: Method and system for measuring audio video synchronization. This is done by having a remote sensing station to measure and process the audio and images from a multimedia terminal that display a television program. The remote sensing station uses an audio sensor to sense the audio signal from the multimedia station and an image sensor to sense the images displayed on the multimedia station. An AV processing circuit in the remote sensing terminal processes the signals from the audio sensor and the image sensor to determine the relative delay between the sensed audio signal and the sensed images. The delay information is then communicated to the multimedia station to adjust the AV synchronization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper
  • Publication number: 20140335797
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed to receive location data identifying the current location of a vehicle. A database, storing radio device records, is then queried. Each radio device record in the database identifies a radio device (e.g., a transmitter, receiver, transceiver, transponders, etc.) and a location of the radio device using a suitable coordinate system. Radio device records associated with radio devices likely to be within communication range of the vehicle may then be retrieved from the database. These radio device records may be used to generate a radio device list that may be presented to an occupant of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper
  • Patent number: 8810659
    Abstract: A delay tracker utilizes a special code on the tracked signal in order to recognize such signal and ascertain any delays associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Cascades AV LLC
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper
  • Patent number: 8769601
    Abstract: Improvements in program viewing apparatus and methods, some of which are now commonly referred to as personal video recorder (PVR) and program guide features in television sets, set top boxes and other video devices. The invention provides for a user display such as a flat panel program display device, a user remote for the user to control operations and features, program data storage for storing programs and related information, removable data storage for storing programs and related information on removable storage media. Also included is a data manager which functions include response to the user's desires via the user remote to control receiving and storing programs and select received or stored programs to be displayed on the user display device. The data manager may also be responsive to receive, store and display other services such as programming guide services to provide enhanced program viewing and storage management as directed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventors: J. Carl Cooper, Steve Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140166323
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods are described for protecting an operator from sudden, unexpected or dangerous movement of powered hand held tools and the like. A set of parameters for safe operation of the tool are provided, which parameters may be adjusted or selected based on the manner in which the tool is being operated. The power tool is fitted with sensors including an accelerometer, operating to sense acceleration of the tool in a plurality of axes during operation. The output of the accelerometer is coupled to a computing circuit which determines if the acceleration of the tool is within the safe operation parameters. When acceleration of the tool exceeds one or more of the safe operating parameters, power to the tool motor is limited or otherwise adjusted in order to prevent or reduce the movement of the tool thereby protecting the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: J. Carl Cooper