Patents by Inventor Jeffrey N. Kidder

Jeffrey N. Kidder 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: 6182031
    Abstract: An audio coding system encodes and decodes audio signals as a plurality of independent layers of coded audio data. A basic representation of the original audio signal may be reconstructed from decoding of a single layer of coded audio data. However, a more complete representation of the original audio signal is reconstructed by decoding additional layers of coded audio data. The coding system finds application with decoding systems of varying processing power, and in transmission systems having communication channels that are characterized by intermittent transmission errors and/or variable capacity. At an encoding system, an audio signal is broken into a plurality of frequency bands which are filtered, down sampled and independently coded. A decoding system inverts the coding process applied at the encoding system for whatever number of layers that is determined will be decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Intel Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Kidder, Russell Henning, Michael E. Deisher
  • Patent number: 5896498
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for protecting user privacy by providing an inaccurate measure of network systems automatically initiates one or more non-user requested accesses to one or more network systems. The data received from the host system corresponding to the one or more non-user requested accesses is then automatically ignored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David E. Dent, Vaughn S. Iverson, John W. Richardson, Robert T. Adams, Jeffrey N. Kidder, Chihuan M. Lin, Thomas R. Gardos
  • Patent number: 5798948
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for video filtering filters video frames by determining a set of frames to be used to generate a single filtered frame. This set of frames is then combined to generate a single combined image. In one embodiment, proportions of the luminances for each of four fields from two consecutive frames in an NTSC video signal are combined to generate the single combined frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Oleg Rashkovskiy, Jeffrey N. Kidder