Patents by Inventor Joseph Kuriacose

Joseph Kuriacose 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: 5231384
    Abstract: A video signal compression system provides compressed video data in groups of frames and divides the compressed video data between high and low priority channels according to a predetermined hierarchy of compressed video codeword types. The fraction of data to be applied to the respective channels is not determined by the ratio of the data handling capacity of the two channels, but rather on a frame by frame basis in accordance with the actual channel capacity remaining for the respective group of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Joseph Kuriacose
  • Patent number: 5111292
    Abstract: Apparatus for encoding/decoding a HDTV signal for e.g. terrestrial transmission includes a priority selection processor for parsing compressed video codewords between high and low priority channels for transmission. A compression circuit responsive to high definition video source signals provides hierarchically layered codewords CW representing compressed video data and associated codewords T. defining the types of data represented by the codewords CW. The priority selection processor, responsive to the codewords CW and T, counts the number of bits in predetermined blocks of data and determines the number of bits in each block to be allocated to the respective channels. Thereafter the processor parses the codewords CW into high and low priority codeword sequences wherein the high and low priority codeword sequences correspond to compressed video data of relatively greater and lesser importance to image reproduction respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joseph Kuriacose, Alfonse A. Acampora, Joel W. Zdepski