Patents by Inventor Johannes J. Mons

Johannes J. Mons 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: 8531923
    Abstract: Audio information is stored on a unitary storage medium with a Table-of-Contents (TOC) mechanism for therein specifying an actual configuration of various audio items on the medium. In particular, one or more Sub-TOCs are each assigned to a respective different audio format. A single Master-TOC is provided for specifically pointing to each Sub-TOC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Johannes J. Mons
  • Publication number: 20120063280
    Abstract: Audio information is stored on a unitary storage medium with a Table-of-Contents (TOC) mechanism for therein specifying an actual configuration of various audio items on the medium. In particular, one or more Sub-TOCs are each assigned to a respective different audio format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: Johannes J. Mons
  • Patent number: 8085624
    Abstract: Audio information is stored on a unitary storage medium with a Table-of-Contents (TOC) mechanism for therein specifying an actual configuration of various audio items on the medium. In particular, one or more Sub-TOCs are each assigned to a respective different audio format. A single Master-TOC is provided for specifically pointing to each Sub-TOC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Johannes J. Mons
  • Patent number: 7263051
    Abstract: Audio-centered information is stored on a unitary medium by using a Table-of-Contents (TOC) mechanism that specifies an actual configuration of various audio items on the medium. In particular, each one of a set of one or more Track Areas gets at least two mutually logically conforming Sub-TOCs assigned. This allows to retrieve any constituent Sub-TOC part from at least any correct copy of the Sub-TOCs. Furthermore, one or more Master-TOCs are provided for specifically pointing to each of the Sub-TOCs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes M. M. Verbakel, Johannes J. Mons, Muneyasu Maeda, Yoshizumi Inazawa, Tadao Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7209431
    Abstract: A record carrier has at least two parallel substantially co-extending information layers that are suitable for scanning by a single scanning head. Each information layer has a control block for storing information for controlling the scanning of user information stored in the respective information layer. The control blocks are placed in the record carrier such that they can be sequentially read by a scanning device, with minimum displacement of a scanning head. The user information may be stored in a first format in the first information layer, and user information for the same contents may be stored in a second format in a second information layer. The first format may be a low-density structure and the second format may be a high-density structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Kononklijke Philps Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes J. Mons, Hendrik Bodt
  • Patent number: 7196976
    Abstract: Audio-centered information is stored on a unitary medium by a Table-of-Contents (TOC) mechanism for specifying an actual configuration of various audio items on the medium. In addition to the TOC mechanism a file-based access mechanism to the information is assigned through a ROOT directory that contains a highest level TOC directory pointing at various audio items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Johannes J. Mons
  • Patent number: 7133334
    Abstract: For mapping sampled digital audio information onto a linear physical mapping space that is partitioned in a string of uniform-sized blocks, in particular, for variable-rate coded audio information that is distributed over successive audio units which are each composed from one or more audio packets, each block is supplemented with a block header for indicating an actual content of the block in question with respect to any constituent packet of the audio information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes M. M. Verbakel, Johannes J. Mons
  • Publication number: 20040208113
    Abstract: For mapping sampled digital audio information onto a linear physical mapping space that is partitioned in a string of uniform-sized blocks, in particular for variable-rate coded audio information that is distributed over successive audio units which are each composed from one or more audio packets, each block is supplemented with a block header for indicating an actual content of the block in question with respect to any constituent packet of the audio information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Inventors: Johannes M.M. Verbakel, Johannes J. Mons
  • Publication number: 20040095879
    Abstract: A record carrier provided with at least two parallel information layers (20, 21) suitable to be scanned by means of a single scanning head is described. Each information layer is provided with a control block (26, 31) in, which information is stored which can be used for reading the user information stored in this information layer. The control blocks are placed in the record carrier in such a way that they can be sequentially read by means of a scanning device, with a minimum displacement of the scanning head. The user information may be stored in a first format in the first information layer, and the same user information may be stored in a second format in a second information layer. The first format may be a low-density structure and the second format may be a high-density structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Johannes J. Mons, Hendrik Bodt
  • Patent number: 6661762
    Abstract: For mapping sampled digital audio information onto a linear physical mapping space that is partitioned in a string of uniform-sized blocks, in particular for variable-rate coded audio information that is distributed over successive audio units which are each composed from one or more audio packets, each block is supplemented with a block header for indicating an actual content of the block in question with respect to any constituent packet of the audio information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes M. M. Verbakel, Johannes J. Mons
  • Patent number: 6633515
    Abstract: Audio-centered information is stored on a unitary storage medium through a Table-of-Contents (TOC) mechanism that specifies an actual configuration of various audio items. In particular, in addition to the TOC mechanism a file-based access mechanism is assigned to the audio-centered information by a higher level Audio file. At a next-lower level a mechanism is assigned separately as one or more track-wise organized files indicating exclusively audio items contained in the area, and separately therefrom a comprehensive file indicating audio tracks as well as interposed pause intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Marcel S. E. Van Nieuwenhoven, Johannes J. Mons
  • Patent number: 6621786
    Abstract: A record carrier provided with at least two parallel information layers suitable to be scanned by means of a single scanning head is described. Each information layer is provided with a control block in which information is stored which can be used for reading the user information stored in this information layer. The control blocks are placed in the record carrier in such a way that they can be sequentially read by means of a scanning device, with a minimum displacement of the scanning head. The user information may be stored in a first format in the first information layer, and the same user information may be stored in a second format in a second information layer. The first format may be a low-density structure and the second format may be a high-density structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes J. Mons, Hendrik Bodt
  • Patent number: 6526005
    Abstract: A disc-like record carrier has a machine-readable information track in which is provided record carrier control information including the actual physical diameter of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Johannes J. Mons
  • Publication number: 20020118632
    Abstract: A disc-like record carrier (1) is disclosed on which control information is recorded. The control information comprises diameter information which is indicative of the diameter of the record carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Applicant: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventor: Johannes J. Mons
  • Publication number: 20020114252
    Abstract: Audio-centered information is stored on a unitary medium by using a Table-of-Contents (TOC) mechanism that specifies an actual configuration of various audio items on the medium. In particular, each one of a set of one or more Track Areas gets at least two mutually logically conforming Sub-TOCs assigned. This allows to retrieve any constituent Sub-TOC part from at least any correct copy of the Sub-TOCs. Furthermore, one or more Master-TOCs are provided for specifically pointing to each of the Sub-TOCs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Applicant: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Johannes M.M. Verbakel, Johannes J. Mons, Muneyasu Maeda, Yoshizumi Inazawa, Tadao Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20020101811
    Abstract: A record carrier provided with at least two parallel information layers (20, 21) suitable to be scanned by means of a single scanning head is described. Each information layer is provided with a control block (26, 31) in which information is stored which can be used for reading the user information stored in this information layer. The control blocks are placed in the record carrier in such a way that they can be sequentially read by means of a scanning device, with a minimum displacement of the scanning head. The user information may be stored in a first format in the first information layer, and the same user information may be stored in a second format in a second information layer. The first format may be a low-density structure and the second format may be a high-density structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Applicant: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Johannes J. Mons, Hendrik Bodt
  • Publication number: 20020064102
    Abstract: Audio-centered information is stored on a unitary medium by a Table-of-Contents (TOC) mechanism for specifying an actual configuration of various audio items on the medium. In addition to the TOC mechanism a file-based access mechanism to the information is assigned through a ROOT directory that contains a highest level TOC directory pointing at various audio items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Applicant: PHILIPS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Johannes J. Mons
  • Patent number: 6388962
    Abstract: A disc-like record carrier (1) has control information recorded. The control information comprises diameter information which is indicative of the diameter of the record carrier. An information recording and/or reading apparatus involves a drive structure for rotatingly driving the disc-like record carrier. The apparatus includes a control unit which adapts the loop gain of a control loop for controlling the number of revolutions per minute of the record carrier in dependence on the control information recorded on the record carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventor: Johannes J. Mons
  • Patent number: 6370090
    Abstract: Audio-centered information is stored on a unitary medium by using a Table-of-Contents (TOC) mechanism that specifies an actual configuration of various audio items on the medium. In particular, each one of a set of one or more Track Areas gets at least two mutually logically conforming Sub-TOCs assigned. This allows to retrieve any constituent Sub-TOC part from at least any correct copy of the Sub-TOCs. Furthermore, one or more Master-TOCs are provided for specifically pointing to each of the Sub-TOCs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Johannes M. M. Verbakel, Johannes J. Mons, Muneyasu Maeda, Yoshizumi Inazawa, Tadao Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6370102
    Abstract: A record carrier provided with at least two parallel information layers suitable to be scanned by means of a single scanning head is described. Each information layer is provided with a control block in which information is stored which can be used for reading the user information stored in this information layer. The control blocks are placed in the record carrier in such a way that they can be sequentially read by means of a scanning device, with a minimum displacement of the scanning head. The user information may be stored in a first format in the first information layer, and the same user information may be stored in a second format in a second information layer. The first format may be a low-density structure and the second format may be a high-density structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Johannes J. Mons, Hendrik Bodt