Patents by Inventor Kenneth A. Milnes

Kenneth A. Milnes 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: 9918035
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing television schedule and/or listing information to a viewer, and for allowing the viewer to link, search, select and interact with information in a remote database, e.g., a database on the internet. The television schedule and/or listing information can be displayed on a variety of viewer interfaces, such as televisions screens, computer monitors, PCTV screens and the like. The television schedule and/or listing information may be stored on the viewer's computer, television, PCTV, or a remote server (e.g., a website), or the television schedule and/or listing information may be downloaded from a remote database to the viewer's computer, television or PCTV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Schein, Sean A. O'Brien, Brian L. Klosterman, Kenneth A. Milnes
  • Patent number: 9766116
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a backboard configured to support an immobilized, supine individual during transportation of the individual and a weighing device associated with the backboard and moveable with the backboard during the transportation of the individual. The weighing device configured to determine weight of the individual on the backboard. A light on the backboard is in electronic communication with the weighing device, and the light is associated with a predetermined weight range. The light is configured to be illuminated only when the weight determined by the weighing device is within the predetermined weight range. The apparatus permits determining the dosage of a medicament to be administered to an individual, especially a pediatric patient, when the individual is on the backboard because the dosage of the medicament is correlated to the weight of the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: Samuel Ethan Milne, William Kenneth Milne
  • Patent number: 9667903
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing television schedule and/or listing information to a viewer, and for allowing the viewer to link, search, select and interact with information in a remote database, e.g., a database on the internet. The television schedule and/or listing information can be displayed on a variety of viewer interfaces, such as televisions screens, computer monitors, PCTV screens and the like. The television schedule and/or listing information may be stored on the viewer's computer, television, PCTV, or a remote server (e.g., a website), or the television schedule and/or listing information may be downloaded from a remote database to the viewer's computer, television or PCTV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Schein, Sean A. O'Brien, Brian L. Klosterman, Kenneth A. Milnes
  • Publication number: 20160097673
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a backboard configured to support an immobilized, supine individual during transportation of the individual and a weighing device associated with the backboard and moveable with the backboard during the transportation of the individual. The weighing device configured to determine weight of the individual on the backboard. A light on the backboard is in electronic communication with the weighing device, and the light is associated with a predetermined weight range. The light is configured to be illuminated only when the weight determined by the weighing device is within the predetermined weight range. The apparatus permits determining the dosage of a medicament to be administered to an individual, especially a pediatric patient, when the individual is on the backboard because the dosage of the medicament is correlated to the weight of the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Samuel Ethan Milne, William Kenneth Milne
  • Patent number: 9215383
    Abstract: An automated system is configured to enhance live video in real time by adding virtual graphics to imagery obtained from a moving camera, where the added virtual graphics can represent real yet not visible attributes such as wind speed and direction and non-real attributes such as lines indicative of racing advantages. The displayed positions of the virtual graphics are dependent on sensor measurements of the locations and/or attitudes in a real world 3D coordinate system of objects and of the movable camera The displayed positions of the virtual graphics are functions of corresponding locations in the real world 3D coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: SPORTSVISION, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Milnes, Stanley K. Honey, James O. McGuffin, Richard H. Cavallaro, John R. Borton, Rand Pendleton
  • Patent number: 8457392
    Abstract: A representation of an object in an image of a live event is obtained by determining a color profile of the object. The color profile may be determined from the image in real time and compared to stored color profiles to determine a best match. For example, the color profile of the representation of the object can be obtained by classifying color data of the representation of the object into different bins of a color space, in a histogram of color data. The stored color profiles may be indexed to object identifiers, object viewpoints, or object orientations. Color data which is common to different objects or to a background color may be excluded. Further, a template can be used as an additional aid in identifying the representation of the object. The template can include, e.g., a model of the object or pixel data of the object from a prior image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Sportvision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Cavallaro, Vidya Elangovan, Marvin S. White, Kenneth A. Milnes
  • Patent number: 8456527
    Abstract: An object is detected in images of a live event by storing and indexing templates based on representations of the object from previous images. For example, the object may be a vehicle which repeatedly traverses a course. A first set of images of the live event is captured when the object is at different locations in the live event. A representation of the object in each image is obtained, such as by image recognition techniques, and a corresponding template is stored. When the object again traverses the course, for each location, the stored template which is indexed to the location can be retrieved for use in detecting the object in a current image. The object's current location may be obtained from GPS data from the object, for instance, or from camera sensor data, e.g., pan, tilt and zoom, which indicates a direction in which the camera is pointed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Sportvision, Inc.
    Inventors: Vidya Elangovan, Richard H. Cavallaro, Timothy P. Heidmann, Marvin S. White, Kenneth A. Milnes
  • Patent number: 8385658
    Abstract: A representation of an object in an image of a live event is detected by matching potential representation of the object against multiple types of templates. For example, the templates can include monochrome data, chrominance and/or luminance data, pixel data of the object from an earlier image, e.g., as a video template, an edge and morphology based template, a model of the object, or a predetermined static texture which is based on an appearance of the object. A weighting function may also be used. In one possible approach, a first type of template is used in an initial search area, and a second type of template is used in a smaller region of the initial search area. Based on a position of the optimum representation of the object in the image, a graphic can be provided in the image, or sensor and/or registration data of a camera can be updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Sportvision, Inc.
    Inventors: Vidya Elangovan, Richard H. Cavallaro, Marvin S. White, Kenneth A. Milnes
  • Publication number: 20130033598
    Abstract: A system for enhancing video can insert graphics, in perspective, into the video where the positions of the graphics are dependent on sensor measurements of the locations and/or attitudes of objects and the movable camera capturing the video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Milnes, Stanley K. Honey, James O. McGuffin, Richard H. Cavallaro, John R. Borton, Rand Pendleton
  • Patent number: 8253799
    Abstract: An object is detected in images of a live event by storing and indexing camera registration-related data from previous images. For example, the object may be a vehicle which repeatedly traverses a course. A first set of images of the live event is captured when the object is at different locations in the live event. The camera registration-related data for each image is obtained and stored. When the object again traverses the course, for each location, the stored camera registration-related data which is indexed to the location can be retrieved for use in estimating a position of a representation of the object in a current image, such as by defining a search area in the image. An actual position of the object in the image is determined, in response to which the camera registration-related data may be updated, such as for use in a subsequent traversal of the course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sportvision, Inc.
    Inventors: Vidya Elangovan, Kenneth A. Milnes, Timothy P. Heidmann
  • Patent number: 8205232
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing television schedule and/or listing information to a viewer, and for allowing the viewer to link, search, select and interact with information in a remote database, e.g., a database on the internet. The television schedule and/or listing information can be displayed on a variety of viewer interfaces, such as televisions screens, computer monitors, PCTV screens and the like. The television schedule and/or listing information may be stored on the viewer's computer, television, PCTV, or a remote server (e.g., a website), or the television schedule and/or listing information may be downloaded from a remote database to the viewer's computer, television or PCTV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Starsight Telecast, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M Schein, Sean A O'Brien, Brian L Klosterman, Kenneth A Milnes
  • Publication number: 20120079539
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing television schedule and/or listing information to a viewer, and for allowing the viewer to link, search, select and interact with information in a remote database, e.g., a database on the internet. The television schedule and/or listing information can be displayed on a variety of viewer interfaces, such as televisions screens, computer monitors, PCTV screens and the like. The television schedule and/or listing information may be stored on the viewer's computer, television, PCTV, or a remote server (e.g., a website), or the television schedule and/or listing information may be downloaded from a remote database to the viewer's computer, television or PCTV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Starsight Telecast, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Schein, Sean A. O'Brien, Brian L. Klosterman, Kenneth A. Milnes
  • Patent number: 8112776
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing television schedule and/or listing information to a viewer, and for allowing the viewer to link, search, select and interact with information in a remote database, e.g., a database on the internet. The television schedule and/or listing information can be displayed on a variety of viewer interfaces, such as televisions screens, computer monitors, PCTV screens and the like. The television schedule and/or listing information may be stored on the viewer's computer, television, PCTV, or a remote server (e.g., a website), or the television schedule and/or listing information may be downloaded from a remote database to the viewer's computer, television or PCTV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Starsight Telecast, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Schein, Sean A. O'Brien, Brian L. Klosterman, Kenneth A. Milnes
  • Patent number: 8077981
    Abstract: Camera registration and/or sensor data is updated during a live event by determining a difference between an estimated position of an object in an image and an actual position of the object in the image. The estimated position of the object in the image can be based on an estimated position of the object in the live event, e.g., based on GPS or other location data. This position is transformed to the image space using current camera registration and/or sensor data. The actual position of the object in the image can be determined by template matching which accounts for an orientation of the object, a shape of the object, an estimated size of the representation of the object in the image, and the estimated position of the object in the image. The updated camera registration/sensor data can be used in detecting an object in a subsequent image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Sportvision, Inc.
    Inventors: Vidya Elangovan, Richard H. Cavallaro, Marvin S. White, Kenneth A. Milnes
  • Publication number: 20110249951
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing television schedule and/or listing information to a viewer, and for allowing the viewer to link, search, select and interact with information in a remote database, e.g., a database on the internet. The television schedule and/or listing information can be displayed on a variety of viewer interfaces, such as televisions screens, computer monitors, PCTV screens and the like. The television schedule and/or listing information may be stored on the viewer's computer, television, PCTV, or a remote server (e.g., a website), or the television schedule and/or listing information may be downloaded from a remote database to the viewer's computer, television or PCTV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: STARSIGHT TELECAST INCOPORATED
    Inventors: Steven M. Schein, Sean A. O'Brien, Brian L. Klosterman, Kenneth A. Milnes
  • Patent number: 8016653
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for three-dimensional rendering of a live event such as an automobile race over a client device such as a personal computer. Moving and stationary objects at the event may be rendered using computer-generated graphics of the moving and stationary objects and real time positional data giving the position of the moving objects over time. The positional data may be streamed to the client device and displayed in real time or substantially real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Sportvision, Inc.
    Inventors: Rand Pendleton, Kenneth A. Milnes, Marvin S. White
  • Publication number: 20110191805
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying a simplified electronic program schedule guide on a user's television monitor is provided. In one embodiment, the program schedule guide is abbreviated to include only the programs currently available for viewing on a subset of the available channels. In another embodiment, the program guide screen visually distinguishes between programs for the convenience of the viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: Starsight Telecast Inc.
    Inventors: KENNETH A. MILNES, Steven M. Schein
  • Publication number: 20110173660
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing television schedule and/or listing information to a viewer, and for allowing the viewer to link, search, select and interact with information in a remote database, e.g., a database on the internet. The television schedule and/or listing information can be displayed on a variety of viewer interfaces, such as televisions screens, computer monitors, PCTV screens and the like. The television schedule and/or listing information may be stored on the viewer's computer, television, PCTV, or a remote server (e.g., a website), or the television schedule and/or listing information may be downloaded from a remote database to the viewer's computer, television or PCTV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC.
    Inventors: Steven M. Schein, Sean A. O'Brien, Brian L. Klosterman, Kenneth A. Milnes
  • Patent number: 7849483
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying a simplified electronic program schedule guide on a user's television monitor is provided. In one embodiment, the program schedule guide is abbreviated to include only the programs currently available for viewing on a subset of the available channels. In another embodiment, the program guide screen visually distinguishes between programs for the convenience of the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Starsight Telecast Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth A Milnes, Steven M Schein
  • Publication number: 20100211969
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing television schedule and/or listing information to a viewer, and for allowing the viewer to link, search, select and interact with information in a remote database, e.g., a database on the internet. The television schedule and/or listing information can be displayed on a variety of viewer interfaces, such as televisions screens, computer monitors, PCTV screens and the like. The television schedule and/or listing information may be stored on the viewer's computer, television, PCTV, or a remote server (e.g., a website), or the television schedule and/or listing information may be downloaded from a remote database to the viewer's computer, television or PCTV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Steven M. Schein, Sean A. O'Brien, Brian L. Klosterman, Kenneth A. Milnes