Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Allen Cooper

Jeffrey Allen 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: 10956766
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for enabling a client device to request video streams with different bit depth remappings for different viewing conditions. In an embodiment, information indicating the availability of additional remapped profiles is sent in a manifest file. Alternative bit-depth remappings may be optimized for different regions of interest in the image or video content, or for different viewing conditions, such as different display technologies and different ambient illumination. Some embodiments based on the DASH protocol perform multiple depth mappings at the encoder and also perform ABR-encoding for distribution. The manifest file contains information indicating additional remapping profiles. The remapping profiles are associated with different transformation functions used to convert from a higher bit-depth to a lower bit-depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Vid Scale, Inc.
    Inventors: Kumar Ramaswamy, Jeffrey Allen Cooper
  • Publication number: 20200014961
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for enabling a consumer of streaming video to obtain different views of the video, such as zoomed views of one or more objects of interest. In an exemplary embodiment, a client device receives an original video stream along with data identifying objects of interest and their spatial locations within the original video. In one embodiment, in response to user selection of an object of interest, the client device switches to display of a cropped and scaled version of the original video to present a zoomed video of the object of interest. The zoomed video tracks the selected object even as the position of the selected object changes with respect to the original video. In some embodiments, the object of interest and the appropriate zoom factor are both selected with a single expanding-pinch gesture on a touch screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kumar Ramaswamy, Jeffrey Allen Cooper, John Richardson, Ralph Neff
  • Patent number: 10511849
    Abstract: A video decoder, and corresponding method are described for enabling fast channel change of compressed video, where a video decoder for receiving compressed stream data and providing decompressed video output includes receiving the compressed stream data and separating the normal stream and the channel change stream, a normal decoding portion for selectably receiving the compressed normal and channel change streams, and providing decompressed video output, and a normal frame store in signal communication with the normal decoding portion for storing reference pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Jill MacDonald Boyce, Alexandros Michael Tourapis, Jeffrey Allen Cooper
  • Publication number: 20190320189
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for providing viewers of adaptive bit rate (ABR) streaming video with the option to view alternative streams in which an alternative tone mapping is applied to one or more regions of interest. The availability of streams with alternative tone mappings may be identified in a media presentation description (MPD) in an MPEG-DASH system. In some embodiments, the streaming video is divided into slices, and alternative tone mappings are applied to regions of interest within the slices. When a server receives a request from a client device for alternative tone mappings of different regions, slices with the appropriate mapping may be assembled on demand and delivered to the requestor as a single video stream. Tone mappings may be used, for example, to highlight particular players in a sporting event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Cooper, Kumar Ramaswamy, Ralph Neff
  • Publication number: 20190253747
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for providing clear areas related to objects of interest in a video display. In accordance with an embodiment, a method includes capturing, with a camera, a video frame of a scene; determining a camera orientation and camera location of the camera capturing the video; determining a location of an object of interest; mapping the location of the object of interest to a location on the video frame; determining an object-of-interest area based on the location of the object of interest on the video frame; determining a clear area on the video frame; transmitting a location of the clear area to a client device; and displaying the video frame and metadata associated with the object of interest in the clear area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Kumar Ramaswamy, Jeffrey Allen Cooper, John Richardson, Louis Kerofsky
  • Publication number: 20190228253
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for enabling a client device to request video streams with different bit depth remappings for different viewing conditions. In an embodiment, information indicating the availability of additional remapped profiles is sent in a manifest file. Alternative bit-depth remappings may be optimized for different regions of interest in the image or video content, or for different viewing conditions, such as different display technologies and different ambient illumination. Some embodiments based on the DASH protocol perform multiple depth mappings at the encoder and also perform ABR-encoding for distribution. The manifest file contains information indicating additional remapping profiles. The remapping profiles are associated with different transformation functions used to convert from a higher bit-depth to a lower bit-depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Kumar Ramaswamy, Jeffrey Allen Cooper
  • Publication number: 20180270515
    Abstract: Described embodiments relate to systems and methods for displaying information regarding tracked objects and receiving user input selecting the object(s) to be tracked. One embodiment takes the form of a method that includes: receiving, from a content server, a first representation of a video stream and an object-of-information identifier that indicates availability of a second representation of a portion of the video stream that depicts an object of interest; causing the display of both the first representation of the video stream and the object-of-interest identifier; responsive to a selection of the second representation of the portion of the video stream using the object-of-interest identifier, transmitting, to the content server, a request for the second representation of the portion of the video stream; and receiving and causing display of the second representation of the portion of the video stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Kumar Ramaswamy, Jeffrey Allen Cooper
  • Patent number: 9953401
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatuses and systems for determining block averages in film grain simulation including determining block averages during a display process and determining block averages during a decoding process. The apparatuses and systems of the present invention exhibit different characteristics in terms of memory requirements and computational cost. More specifically, the first apparatus and system use no external memory, but require either extra reads of the blocks, or internal memory in the display pipeline, while the second apparatus and system require extra memory bandwidth and extra external memory (e.g., RAM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Cooper, Joan Llach, Cristina Gomila
  • Publication number: 20150373355
    Abstract: A video decoder, and corresponding method are described for enabling fast channel change of compressed video, where a video decoder for receiving compressed stream data and providing decompressed video output includes receiving the compressed stream data and separating the normal stream and the channel change stream, a normal decoding portion for selectably receiving the compressed normal and channel change streams, and providing decompressed video output, and a normal frame store in signal communication with the normal decoding portion for storing reference pictures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Jill MacDonald Boyce, Alexandros Michael Tourapis, Jeffrey Allen Cooper
  • Patent number: 9161033
    Abstract: A video decoder, and corresponding method are described for enabling fast channel change of compressed video, where a video decoder for receiving compressed stream data and providing decompressed video output includes a demultiplexor for receiving the compressed stream data and separating the normal stream and the channel change stream, a normal decoding portion in signal communication with the demultiplexor for selectably receiving the compressed normal and channel change streams, and providing decompressed video output, and a normal frame store in signal communication with the normal decoding portion for storing reference pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Jill MacDonald Boyce, Alexandros Michael Tourapis, Jeffrey Allen Cooper
  • Patent number: 9117260
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for determining block averages in film grain simulation including determining block averages during a display process and determining block averages during a decoding process. The methods of the present invention exhibit different characteristics in terms of memory requirements and computational cost. More specifically, the first method uses no external memory, but requires either extra reads of the blocks, or internal memory in the display pipeline, while the second method requires extra memory bandwidth and extra external memory (e.g., RAM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Cooper, Joan Llach, Cristina Gomila
  • Patent number: 9117261
    Abstract: There are provided methods and apparatus for film grain SEI message insertion for bit-accurate simulation in a video system. A method for simulating film grain in an ordered sequence includes the steps of providing film grain supplemental information corresponding to a plurality of intra coded pictures, and providing additional film grain supplemental information corresponding to inter coded pictures between consecutive intra coded pictures, in decode order. The inter coded pictures are selected based upon display order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Joan Llach, Cristina Gomila, Jeffrey Allen Cooper, Jill MacDonald Boyce
  • Patent number: 9098916
    Abstract: Creation of a Bit-accurate film grain pattern for blending in an image block occurs by first establishing a set of bit-accurate transformed coefficients. The set of bit-accurate transformed coefficients undergo frequency filtering and a subsequent bit-accurate inverse transformation to yield the film grain pattern. The film grain pattern can then undergo blending with an image block to restore the look of film to the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Joan Llach, Cristina Gomila, Jeffrey Allen Cooper
  • Patent number: 9084010
    Abstract: In a multi-channel video transmission system in which channel video segments are operated on by corresponding channel video encoders to encode the video segments into frames organized into groups of defined frame types, an apparatus and method to cause a temporal staggering for the processing of a specific frame type among the various channels. In one preferred embodiment, the apparatus includes a frame counter to synchronize reset signals associated with the corresponding channel video encoders and a means for providing a timing offset to channel video encoders corresponding to a selected frame stagger for a particular corresponding channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventor: Jeffrey Allen Cooper
  • Publication number: 20150187387
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatuses and systems for determining block averages in film grain simulation including determining block averages during a display process and determining block averages during a decoding process. The apparatuses and systems of the present invention exhibit different characteristics in terms of memory requirements and computational cost. More specifically, the first apparatus and system use no external memory, but require either extra reads of the blocks, or internal memory in the display pipeline, while the second apparatus and system require extra memory bandwidth and extra external memory (e.g., RAM).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Cooper, Joan Llach, Cristina Gomila
  • Patent number: 8811492
    Abstract: A video encoder and corresponding method are described for enabling fast channel change of compressed video, where a video encoder for receiving input pictures and providing compressed stream data includes a normal encoding portion for receiving input pictures and providing normal stream data, a lower-quality encoding portion for receiving input pictures and providing channel change stream data, and a multiplexor in signal communication with each of the normal and lower-quality portions for receiving and combining the normal and channel change data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Jill MacDonald Boyce, Alexandros Michael Tourapis, Jeffrey Allen Cooper
  • Patent number: 8699564
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for staggercasting includes encoding a first signal representing content having a time duration and a second signal also representing that content. A time delay period is specified for the time duration of the content. A composite signal, comprising the first and second encoded signals, is generated. In the composite signal the first encoded signal is delayed with respect to the second encoded signal by the time delay period for the time duration of the content. If an error is detected in the composite signal, then the received second encoded signal is decoded to produce the content, otherwise the delayed received first encoded signal is decoded to produce the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Cooper, Kumar Ramaswamy, Jill MacDonald Boyce
  • Patent number: 8640219
    Abstract: A method for enabling access to digital rights managed (DRM) content from a server to a portable playback device using a device that functions as a proxy for enabling communication between the server and the portable playback device. The method provides for establishing a connection with a device capable of operating as a gateway device for passing data between the portable playback device and the server, requesting that the device establish a connection with the server and operate as a proxy for enabling data exchange between the portable playback device and the server, sending to the server, upon establishing the connection with the server via the device operating as a proxy, data indicating DRM solutions supported by the portable playback device, and a list comprising requested DRM content to be downloaded to the portable playback device, and receiving from the server, via the device operating as a proxy, the requested DRM content and DRM rules associated with the received content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Junbiao Zhang, Kumar Ramaswamy, Jeffrey Allen Cooper
  • Patent number: 8483288
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, apparatus and system for film grain cache splitting for film grain simulation. In one embodiment of the present invention a method for storing film grain patterns includes storing at least a first portion of film grain patterns in an internal memory and storing at least a second portion of the film grain patterns in an external memory. That is, in the present invention a method for film grain cache splitting for film grain simulation includes splitting the storage of film grain patterns between an internal cache and an external memory. In one embodiment of the present invention, the internal cache is integrated into an integrated circuit chip of a decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Cooper, Cristina Gomila, Joan Llach
  • Patent number: 8472526
    Abstract: The simulation of film grain in a video image occurs by first creating a block (i.e., a matrix array) of transformed coefficients for a set of cut frequencies fHL, fVL, fHH and fVH associated with a desired grain pattern. (The cut frequencies fHL, fVL, fHH and fVH represent cut-off frequencies, in two dimensions, of a filter that characterizes the desired film grain pattern). The block of transformed coefficients undergoes an inverse transform to yield a bit-accurate film grain sample and the bit accurate sample undergoes scaling to enable blending with a video signal to simulate film grain in the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Cristina Gomila, Joan Llach, Jeffrey Allen Cooper