Patents by Inventor Joern Ostermann

Joern Ostermann 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).

  • Publication number: 20190259184
    Abstract: Optimal resilience to errors in packetized streaming 3-D wireframe animation is achieved by partitioning the stream into layers and applying unequal error correction coding to each layer independently to maintain the same overall bitrate. The unequal error protection scheme for each of the layers combined with error concealment at the receiver achieves graceful degradation of streamed animation at higher packet loss rates than approaches that do not account for subjective parameters such as visual smoothness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Sokratis Varakliotis
  • Patent number: 10346878
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium are disclosed for presenting an advertisement message associated with a multi-media message. The multi-media message is prepared by a sender using text and sender inserted emoticons in the text, and delivered audibly by an animated entity. The method uses a plurality of stored advertising messages from which to choose and advertising message to display. The method includes performing an emoticon analysis of the emoticons inserted by the sender, choosing an advertising message from the plurality of stored advertising messages according to the emoticon analysis and displaying the chosen advertising message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Mehmet Reha Civanlar, Barbara Buda, Thomas M. Isaacson
  • Patent number: 10311094
    Abstract: A method and system for description of synthetic audiovisual content makes it easier for humans, software components or devices to identify, manage, categorize, search, browse and retrieve such content. For instance, a user may wish to search for specific synthetic audiovisual objects in digital libraries, Internet web sites or broadcast media; such a search is enabled by the invention. Key characteristics of synthetic audiovisual content itself such as the underlying 2d or 3d models and parameters for animation of these models are used to describe it. To represent features of synthetic audiovisual content, depending on the description scheme to be used, a number of descriptors are selected and assigned values. The description scheme instantiated with descriptor values is used to generate the description, which is then stored for actual use during query/search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Qian Huang, Joern Ostermann, Atul Puri, Raj Kumar Rajendran
  • Patent number: 10262439
    Abstract: Optimal resilience to errors in packetized streaming 3-D wireframe animation is achieved by partitioning the stream into layers and applying unequal error correction coding to each layer independently to maintain the same overall bitrate. The unequal error protection scheme for each of the layers combined with error concealment at the receiver achieves graceful degradation of streamed animation at higher packet loss rates than approaches that do not account for subjective parameters such as visual smoothness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Sokratis Varakliotis
  • Publication number: 20180249160
    Abstract: An encoder for obtaining training signals and to train a codebook for vector quantization of a video sequence of subsequent frames is provided, each frame being subdivided into coding blocks. The encoder comprises a scalar quantization unit configured to obtain, for each coding block of one or more training frames of the video sequence, a scalar quantized signal from a prediction error, an entropy coding unit configured to entropy code, for each coding block of each training frame, the scalar quantized signal into an output signal, a data selection unit configured to select, from among the training frames, one or several coding blocks depending on a cost function of their respective output signal, and to obtain, for each selected coding block, a training signal derived from the prediction error of the selected coding block and configured to train the codebook for vector quantization of the video sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Zhijie ZHAO, Jiantong ZHOU, Yiqun LIU, Joern OSTERMANN
  • Publication number: 20180197312
    Abstract: Optimal resilience to errors in packetized streaming 3-D wireframe animation is achieved by partitioning the stream into layers and applying unequal error correction coding to each layer independently to maintain the same overall bitrate. The unequal error protection scheme for each of the layers combined with error concealment at the receiver achieves graceful degradation of streamed animation at higher packet loss rates than approaches that do not account for subjective parameters such as visual smoothness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Sokratis Varakliotis
  • Publication number: 20180181706
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for compressing genomic data, whereby the genomic data are stored in at least one data file containing at least a plurality of reads built by a genome sequencing method, whereby each read includes a mapping position, a CIGAR string and an actual sequenced nucleotide sequence as a local part of the donor genome, comprising the steps: —unwind a nucleotide sequence of a current read of one of said data files by using the mapping position and the CIGAR string of said current read, whereby said current read has at least one previous read, —compute a difference between the unwound nucleotide sequence of said current read and an unwound nucleotide sequence of at least one of said previous reads, whereby said difference contains the differences of the mapping positions and the nucleotide sequences, —pass said computed difference to an entropy coder to compress said difference, —encode said current read by the compressed difference, and —repeat the forgoing steps with said cur
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Marco Munderloh, Jan Voges, Joern Ostermann
  • Publication number: 20180160142
    Abstract: A frame buffer is adapted to store at least one reference frame of a video stream, said reference frame being different from a current frame of the video stream. A motion estimation unit is adapted to generate a motion vector by estimating motion between a reference block of the reference frame and a current block of the current frame. A blurring filter selection unit is adapted to select one of a plurality of blurring filters depending on the orientation of the motion vector. A filtering unit is adapted to generate a filtered reference block by applying the selected blurring filter to the reference block. A motion compensation unit is adapted to generate a filtered prediction block of the current block on the basis of the current block, the motion vector and the filtered reference block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Zhijie ZHAO, Yiqun LIU, Joern OSTERMANN
  • Patent number: 9922430
    Abstract: Optimal resilience to errors in packetized streaming 3-D wireframe animation is achieved by partitioning the stream into layers and applying unequal error correction coding to each layer independently to maintain the same overall bitrate. The unequal error protection scheme for each of the layers combined with error concealment at the receiver achieves graceful degradation of streamed animation at higher packet loss rates than approaches that do not account for subjective parameters such as visual smoothness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Sokratis Varakliotis
  • Patent number: 9894131
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying received data, analyze the quality of the displayed data formulating a media-parameter suggestion for the encoder to alter the characteristics of data to be sent to the receiver, and sending from the receiver, the formulated suggestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrea Basso, Erich Haratsch, Barin Geoffry Haskell, Joern Ostermann
  • Publication number: 20170011533
    Abstract: Optimal resilience to errors in packetized streaming 3-D wireframe animation is achieved by partitioning the stream into layers and applying unequal error correction coding to each layer independently to maintain the same overall bitrate. The unequal error protection scheme for each of the layers combined with error concealment at the receiver achieves graceful degradation of streamed animation at higher packet loss rates than approaches that do not account for subjective parameters such as visual smoothness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Sokratis Varakliotis
  • Patent number: 9536544
    Abstract: A system and method of creating a customized multi-media message to a recipient is disclosed. The multi-media message is created by a sender and contains an animated entity that delivers an audible message. The sender chooses the animated entity from a plurality of animated entities. The system receives a text message from the sender and receives a sender audio message associated with the text message. The sender audio message is associated with the chosen animated entity to create the multi-media message. The multi-media message is delivered by the animated entity using as the voice the sender audio message wherein the mouth movements of the animated entity conform to the sender audio message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Mehmet Reha Civanlar, Barbara Buda, Claudio Lande
  • Patent number: 9454828
    Abstract: Optimal resilience to errors in packetized streaming 3-D wireframe animation is achieved by partitioning the stream into layers and applying unequal error correction coding to each layer independently to maintain the same overall bitrate. The unequal error protection scheme for each of the layers combined with error concealment at the receiver achieves graceful degradation of streamed animation at higher packet loss rates than approaches that do not account for subjective parameters such as visual smoothness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Sokratis Varakliotis
  • Publication number: 20160086620
    Abstract: A system and method of creating a customized multi-media message to a recipient is disclosed. The multi-media message is created by a sender and contains an animated entity that delivers an audible message. The sender chooses the animated entity from a plurality of animated entities. The system receives a text message from the sender and receives a sender audio message associated with the text message. The sender audio message is associated with the chosen animated entity to create the multi-media message. The multi-media message is delivered by the animated entity using as the voice the sender audio message wherein the mouth movements of the animated entity conform to the sender audio message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Joern OSTERMANN, Mehmet Reha CIVANLAR, Barbara BUDA, Claudio LANDE
  • Patent number: 9230561
    Abstract: A system and method of creating a customized multi-media message to a recipient is disclosed. The multi-media message is created by a sender and contains an animated entity that delivers an audible message. The sender chooses the animated entity from a plurality of animated entities. The system receives a text message from the sender and receives a sender audio message associated with the text message. The sender audio message is associated with the chosen animated entity to create the multi-media message. The multi-media message is delivered by the animated entity using as the voice the sender audio message wherein the mouth movements of the animated entity conform to the sender audio message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Mehmet Reha Civanlar, Barbara Buda, Claudio Lande
  • Publication number: 20150287218
    Abstract: Optimal resilience to errors in packetized streaming 3-D wireframe animation is achieved by partitioning the stream into layers and applying unequal error correction coding to each layer independently to maintain the same overall bitrate. The unequal error protection scheme for each of the layers combined with error concealment at the receiver achieves graceful degradation of streamed animation at higher packet loss rates than approaches that do not account for subjective parameters such as visual smoothness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Sokratis Varakliotis
  • Publication number: 20150262404
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a processor configured to obtain mixed content video comprising images comprising computer generated screen content (SC) and natural content (NC), partition the images into SC areas and NC areas, and encode the images by encoding the SC areas with SC coding tools and encoding the NC areas with NC coding tools, and a transmitter coupled to the processor, wherein the transmitter is configured to transmit data to a client device, the data comprising the encoded images and an indication of boundaries of the partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Thorsten Laude, Marco Munderloh, Joern Ostermann
  • Publication number: 20150215366
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying received data, analyze the quality of the displayed data formulating a media-parameter suggestion for the encoder to alter the characteristics of data to be sent to the receiver, and sending from the receiver, the formulated suggestion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Andrea BASSO, Erich HARATSCH, Barin Geoffry HASKELL, Joern OSTERMANN
  • Patent number: 9060167
    Abstract: Optimal resilience to errors in packetized streaming 3-D wireframe animation is achieved by partitioning the stream into layers and applying unequal error correction coding to each layer independently to maintain the same overall bitrate. The unequal error protection scheme for each of the layers combined with error concealment at the receiver achieves graceful degradation of streamed animation at higher packet loss rates than approaches that do not account for subjective parameters such as visual smoothness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Joern Ostermann, Sokratis Varakliotis
  • Patent number: 9003470
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying received data, analyze the quality of the displayed data formulating a media-parameter suggestion for the encoder to alter the characteristics of data to be sent to the receiver, and sending from the receiver, the formulated suggestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrea Basso, Erich Haratsch, Barin Geoffry Haskell, Joern Ostermann