Patents by Inventor Jano Banks

Jano Banks 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: 10306307
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed to select display settings for a display device. Device capabilities may be read from a display device and a determination made whether the device capabilities support other display formats than are read from the display, for example, a high dynamic range (HDR) format or a high resolution format. When the device capabilities do not include an format supported by a video source, video may be driven from the video source to the display device in the format and, if confirmation is received that the display device displays the driven video, settings may be stored for the display device identifying the format as a one supported by the display device. Additionally, interconnect may be tested by estimating noise levels generated by the interconnect to a network connection and/or by estimating network throughput both when video is driven over the interconnect and when it is not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Sanders, Christopher J. Kane, Jad Osseiran, James A. Young, Ori Gersten, Patrick E. McClaughry, Vijay Sundaram, Jano Banks, Timur O. Starobinets, Bryan J. Follis
  • Publication number: 20190007731
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed to select display settings for a display device. Device capabilities may be read from a display device and a determination made whether the device capabilities support other display formats than are read from the display, for example, a high dynamic range (HDR) format or a high resolution format. When the device capabilities do not include an format supported by a video source, video may be driven from the video source to the display device in the format and, if confirmation is received that the display device displays the driven video, settings may be stored for the display device identifying the format as a one supported by the display device. Additionally, interconnect may be tested by estimating noise levels generated by the interconnect to a network connection and/or by estimating network throughput both when video is driven over the interconnect and when it is not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher J. Sanders, Christopher J. Kane, Jad Osseiran, James A. Young, Ori Gersten, Patrick E. McClaughry, Vijay Sundaram, Jano Banks, Timur O. Starobinets, Bryan J. Follis
  • Publication number: 20160227316
    Abstract: A communication system including a host transceiver, one or many device transceivers, and a wireless or wired link, in which encoded digital audio data and optionally also other auxiliary data are transmitted and received between the host transceiver and one or many device transceivers. The wireless link can but need not be a Certified Wireless USB (“CWUSB”) link, which utilizes WiMedia Ultra-Wideband (“UWB”) radio technology. For certain embodiments, packets of encoded audio data are transmitted from a host to a device or multiple devices over the wireless link utilizing a variety of data packet transfer methods, with the host adapting its algorithms dynamically to provide the digital audio content over a changing wireless error rate environment. The host intelligently controls the method of data transmission, including data encoding format, synchronization, latency, and transmission rate, in response to data transfer error information it detects or receives from each individual device in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Jano Banks, Jeffrey D. Boone, Bradley Bozarth
  • Patent number: 9160487
    Abstract: A communication system including a host transceiver, one or many device transceivers, and a wireless or wired link, in which encoded digital audio data and optionally also other auxiliary data are transmitted and received between the host transceiver and one or many device transceivers. The wireless link can but need not be a Certified Wireless USB (“CWUSB”) link, which utilizes WiMedia Ultra-Wideband (“UWB”) radio technology. For certain embodiments, packets of encoded audio data are transmitted from a host to a device or multiple devices over the wireless link utilizing a variety of data packet transfer methods, with the host adapting its algorithms dynamically to provide the digital audio content over a changing wireless error rate environment. The host intelligently controls the method of data transmission, including data encoding format, synchronization, latency, and transmission rate, in response to data transfer error information it detects or receives from each individual device in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: AliphCom
    Inventors: Jano Banks, Jeffrey D. Boone, Bradley Bozarth
  • Publication number: 20140266638
    Abstract: A grand central architecture for an all-in-one consumer electronics (CE) media device may include a single IR/RF/Microphone handheld remote control for controlling and/or displaying information for all CE devices of a user(s) in concert with the all-in-one CE media device (e.g., a media player) operative for playback of one or more media formats including but not limited to optical discs, audio and/or video, images, music, files, streaming media content, stored media content, and other content. The all-in-one CE media device may include an enable/disable +5V power signal triggered by an enable input for a HDMI interface that may bridge HDMI source devices and sink devices. The all-in-one CE media device may wirelessly communicate RF signals to one or more speakers/transducers that either include their own dedicated internal or external power amplifiers, and may wirelessly communicate with one or more microphones and/or speakers and apply algorithms for optimizing audio quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventor: Jano Banks
  • Publication number: 20140270695
    Abstract: A grand central architecture for an all-in-one consumer electronics (CE) media device may include a single IR/RF/Microphone handheld remote control for controlling and/or displaying information for all CE devices of a user(s) in concert with the all-in-one CE media device (e.g., a media player) operative for playback of one or more media formats including but not limited to optical discs, audio and/or video, images, music, files, streaming media content, stored media content, and other content. The all-in-one CE media device does not include internal and/or dedicated power amplifiers to drive speakers or other types of transducers. The all-in-one CE media device may wirelessly communicate RF signals to one or more speakers/transducers that either include their own dedicated internal power amplifiers or are connected with an external power amplifier. The all-in-one CE media device may wirelessly communicate with one or more microphones and/or speakers and apply algorithms for optimizing audio quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventor: Jano Banks
  • Publication number: 20140270696
    Abstract: An all-in-one consumer electronics (CE) media device may include a single IR/RF/Microphone handheld remote control for controlling and/or displaying information for all CE devices of a user(s) in concert with the all-in-one CE media device operative for playback of one or more media formats including but not limited to optical discs, audio and/or video, images, music, files, streaming media content, stored media content, and other content. The remote may be docked in the all-in-one CE media device and may have its power source recharged while docked. The remote may communicate with CE devices and/or Legacy devices using bi-directional RF and/or uni-directional IR signals. The all-in-one CE media device may wirelessly communicate RF signals to one or more speakers/transducers that are coupled with their own dedicated amplifiers (e.g., internal and/or external), and may wirelessly communicate with one or more microphones and/or speakers and apply algorithms for optimizing audio quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventor: Jano Banks
  • Patent number: 8839342
    Abstract: An audio video system is described that includes an AV receiver with a wireless audio module (WAM) host and without audio amplifier functionality. The system further includes a plurality of wireless speakers each having a WAM device to enable unidirectional or bidirectional communications with the WAM host. Each wireless speaker includes an amplifier that may be matched to a driver of the speaker to optimize the frequency response of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: AliphCom
    Inventors: Jano Banks, David Buuck, Jon Norenberg, Brad Bozarth, Eric Wiles, Thomas Mader
  • Patent number: 8810732
    Abstract: A multimedia device is described. The multimedia device includes a multiplexer. The multimedia device also includes a plurality of high-definition interface inputs coupled with the multiplexer and an output coupled with the multiplexer. Moreover, the multimedia device includes a processor coupled with the multiplexer to configure the multiplexer to provide one of the plurality of high-definition multimedia interface inputs to the output based on the detection of a clock signal on one of the plurality of high-definition multimedia interface inputs. Furthermore, methods related to embodiments of a multimedia device are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: AliphCom
    Inventors: Bradley Bozarth, Jeffrey D. Boone, Jon Norenberg, Jano Banks, David C. Buuck, Eric Wiles
  • Publication number: 20140177680
    Abstract: A communication system including a host transceiver, one or many device transceivers, and a wireless or wired link, in which encoded digital audio data and optionally also other auxiliary data are transmitted and received between the host transceiver and one or many device transceivers. The wireless link can but need not be a Certified Wireless USB (“CWUSB”) link, which utilizes WiMedia Ultra-Wideband (“UWB”) radio technology. For certain embodiments, packets of encoded audio data are transmitted from a host to a device or multiple devices over the wireless link utilizing a variety of data packet transfer methods, with the host adapting its algorithms dynamically to provide the digital audio content over a changing wireless error rate environment. The host intelligently controls the method of data transmission, including data encoding format, synchronization, latency, and transmission rate, in response to data transfer error information it detects or receives from each individual device in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Jano Banks, Jeffrey D. Boone, Bradley Bozarth
  • Publication number: 20140119561
    Abstract: An apparatus is described that includes an AV receiver with a wireless audio module (WAM) host. The apparatus further includes a plurality of wireless speakers each having a WAM device to enable bi-directional communications with the WAM host. The apparatus further includes a wireless input/output device or a plurality of wireless input/output devices embedded in speakers to enable bidirectional communications with the WAM host in order to automatically configure the plurality of wireless speakers to optimize audio parameters of the wireless speakers. The automatic configuration includes determining a location for each speaker in order to identify each speaker. The automatic configuration further includes setting time delay parameters for each speaker. The automatic configuration further includes setting volume parameters for each speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: AliphCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jano Banks, David Buuck, Jeff Boone, Jon Norenberg, Brad Bozarth, Eric Wiles, David Northway
  • Patent number: 8489136
    Abstract: A communication system including a host transceiver, one or many device transceivers, and a wireless or wired link, in which encoded digital audio data and optionally also other auxiliary data are transmitted and received between the host transceiver and one or many device transceivers. The wireless link can but need not be a Certified Wireless USB (“CWUSB”) link, which utilizes WiMedia Ultra-Wideband (“UWB”) radio technology. For certain embodiments, packets of encoded audio data are transmitted from a host to a device or multiple devices over the wireless link utilizing a variety of data packet transfer methods, with the host adapting its algorithms dynamically to provide the digital audio content over a changing wireless error rate environment. The host intelligently controls the method of data transmission, including data encoding format, synchronization, latency, and transmission rate, in response to data transfer error information it detects or receives from each individual device in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: AliphCom
    Inventors: Jano Banks, Jeffrey D. Boone, Bradley Bozarth
  • Patent number: 8320824
    Abstract: An apparatus is described that includes an AV receiver with a wireless audio module (WAM) host. The apparatus further includes a plurality of wireless speakers each having a WAM device to enable bi-directional communications with the WAM host. The apparatus further includes a wireless input/output device or a plurality of wireless input/output devices embedded in speakers to enable bidirectional communications with the WAM host in order to automatically configure the plurality of wireless speakers to optimize audio parameters of the wireless speakers. The automatic configuration includes determining a location for each speaker in order to identify each speaker. The automatic configuration further includes setting time delay parameters for each speaker. The automatic configuration further includes setting volume parameters for each speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: AliphCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jano Banks, David Buuck, Jeff Boone, Jon Norenberg, Brad Bozarth, Eric Wiles, David Northway
  • Patent number: 7929446
    Abstract: A method for optimizing wireless communications in a mesh network is described. The method includes transmitting a data stream from a wireless module (WM) host to a plurality of WM devices in the mesh network. The method further includes sending status messages from the WM devices to the WM host and the other WM devices. The WM devices are configured to transmit help requests and respond to help requests based on at least one WM device needing help receiving the data stream. The method further includes generating a WM host link quality map at the WM host with the WM host link quality map being dynamically updated upon receiving status messages from the WM devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Radiient Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Bozarth, Thomas Mader, Jano Banks
  • Publication number: 20090175216
    Abstract: A method for optimizing wireless communications in a mesh network is described. The method includes transmitting a data stream from a wireless module (WM) host to a plurality of WM devices in the mesh network. The method further includes sending status messages from the WM devices to the WM host and the other WM devices. The WM devices are configured to transmit help requests and respond to help requests based on at least one WM device needing help receiving the data stream. The method further includes generating a WM host link quality map at the WM host with the WM host link quality map being dynamically updated upon receiving status messages from the WM devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Brad Bozarth, Thomas Mader, Jano Banks
  • Publication number: 20090081948
    Abstract: An apparatus is described that includes an AV receiver with a wireless audio module (WAM) host. The apparatus further includes a plurality of wireless speakers each having a WAM device to enable bi-directional communications with the WAM host. The apparatus further includes a wireless input/output device or a plurality of wireless input/output devices embedded in speakers to enable bidirectional communications with the WAM host in order to automatically configure the plurality of wireless speakers to optimize audio parameters of the wireless speakers. The automatic configuration includes determining a location for each speaker in order to identify each speaker. The automatic configuration further includes setting time delay parameters for each speaker. The automatic configuration further includes setting volume parameters for each speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Jano Banks, David Buuck, Jeff Boone, Jon Norenberg, Brad Bozarth, Eric Wiles, David Northway
  • Publication number: 20090079883
    Abstract: An audio video system is described that includes an AV receiver with a wireless audio module (WAM) host and without audio amplifier functionality. The system further includes a plurality of wireless speakers each having a WAM device to enable unidirectional or bidirectional communications with the WAM host. Each wireless speaker includes an amplifier that may be matched to a driver of the speaker to optimize the frequency response of the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Jano Banks, David Buuck, Jon Norenberg, Brad Bozarth, Eric Wiles, Thomas Mader
  • Publication number: 20080168312
    Abstract: A communication system including a host transceiver, one or many device transceivers, and a wireless or wired link, in which encoded digital audio data and optionally also other auxiliary data are transmitted and received between the host transceiver and one or many device transceivers. The wireless link can but need not be a Certified Wireless USB (“CWUSB”) link, which utilizes WiMedia Ultra-Wideband (“UWB”) radio technology. For certain embodiments, packets of encoded audio data are transmitted from a host to a device or multiple devices over the wireless link utilizing a variety of data packet transfer methods, with the host adapting its algorithms dynamically to provide the digital audio content over a changing wireless error rate environment. The host intelligently controls the method of data transmission, including data encoding format, synchronization, latency, and transmission rate, in response to data transfer error information it detects or receives from each individual device in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventors: Jano Banks, Jeffrey D. Boone, Bradley Bozarth
  • Patent number: 7359437
    Abstract: A communication system including a transmitter, a receiver, and a serial link, in which encoded data (e.g., encoded video data and encoded auxiliary data) are transmitted from the transmitter to the receiver. The serial link can but need not be a TMDS or TMDS-like link. In typical embodiments, alternating bursts of encoded video data and encoded auxiliary data are transmitted over each of one or more channels of the link. Other aspects of the invention are transmitters for use in encoding data for transmission over a serial link, and methods for sending encoded data over a serial link. In accordance with the invention, the data to be transmitted are encoded using a subset (sometimes referred to as a selected set of code words) of a full set of code words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Silicon Image, Inc.
    Inventors: Seung Ho Hwang, Jano Banks, Paul Daniel Wolf, Eric Lee, Baegin Sung, Albert M. Scalise
  • Publication number: 20070211167
    Abstract: A digital image enhancer includes a deinterlacing processor receptive to an interlaced video stream. The deinterlacing processor includes a first deinterlacer and a second deinterlacer and provides a deinterlaced video stream. The digital image enhancer also includes a video output processor receptive to the output of the deinterlaced video stream to provide a scaled, deinterlaced video stream. A portable DVD player including the digital video enhancer has a generally thin prismatic enclosure having a first major surface, a second major surface separated from said first major surface, and side surfaces connecting the first major surface to the second major surface. At least a portion of the first major surface includes a video display, and the enclosure includes a DVD entry port such that a DVD can be inserted into the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Dale Adams, Laurence Thompson, Jano Banks, David Buuck, Cheng Chee