Patents by Inventor Kenneth Arlen Brady

Kenneth Arlen Brady 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: 20070292108
    Abstract: A method and system for processing digital video is described. The invention permits fast forwarding, rewinding, pausing and resuming a digital video that is delivered over a computer network. In various embodiments of the invention, reduced-information frames (e.g., P-frames and B-frames) are skipped, samplings of complete frames (e.g., I-frames) are transmitted, and delay predictions are made to compensate for the lag time to enhance pause/resume functionality. The invention can be used delivering digital video in a low bandwidth environment. Moreover, the invention can be used in conjunction with any video standard in which there are a mix of full frames and reduced-information frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: David Anthony Reichert, Kenneth Arlen Brady
  • Publication number: 20070294732
    Abstract: A system for providing on-demand video on an aircraft is described. In various implementations, the system includes a first computer that receives broadcast video content, digital video players distributed within a passenger seating area of the aircraft, and a second computer. The second computer receives the video content from the first computer, and provides the video content, on-demand, to a subset of the digital video players. The system also includes a third computer that receives the video content from the first computer, and provides the video content, on-demand, to another subset of the plurality of digital video players. The first computer may provide the video content to the second and third computers using a multicast protocol. The video content may include a live television broadcast or a television channel that was requested by a user of one or more of the digital video players.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Arlen Brady, David Anthony Reichert, Lars Elof Rosenblad, Harmon F. Law