Patents by Inventor Kevin A. Murray

Kevin A. Murray 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: 20180091571
    Abstract: Methods and systems for pre-conditioning a video stream are provided herein. For example, an apparatus comprising a memory and one or more processors configured to execute instructions stored in the memory are provided. The instructions: identify packets of a first bitstream in a transport stream, such first bitstream corresponding to a base layer; identify packets of a second bitstream in the transport stream, such second bitstream corresponding to an enhancement layer; identify an initial packet corresponding to an ith picture in the first bitstream; identify an initial packet corresponding to the ith picture in the second bitstream; and reorder packets in the transport stream such that the initial packet corresponding to the ith picture in the second bitstream occurs after the initial packet corresponding to the ith picture in the first bitstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin Murray, Arturo A. Rodriguez, Bijal Shah
  • Patent number: 9918111
    Abstract: A method for facilitating multiple recordings via a single tuner includes isolating data packets associated with recording candidate media assets from at least two broadcast data streams, generating at least one broadcast recording data stream from a subset of the isolated data packets, broadcasting the at least one broadcast recording data stream in parallel with the at least two broadcast data streams, where the broadcast recording data stream is broadcast via at least one dedicated broadcast “recording” device, and the at least two broadcast data streams are broadcast via other broadcast devices, storing remaining data packets not included in the isolated data packets in broadband data segments, and transmitting the broadband data segments via an IP connection to facilitate reassembly of partially recorded the media assets, where the partially recorded media assets were recorded from the broadcast recording stream. Related methods and apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Eyal Farkash, Kevin Murray, Eliphaz Hibshoosh, Aliza Itzkowitz
  • Patent number: 9802066
    Abstract: A modular garment includes a sleeved jacket and a vest that may be worn by a first responder. The sleeved jacket is constructed for use in some emergency circumstances, including technical rescue operations. Portions of the jacket, including at least portions of the sleeves, may be constructed to satisfy more stringent garment standards, such as garment standards for structural firefighting. A vest may be worn over the sleeved jacket to produce a combined jacket suitable for use as turnout gear in structural firefighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBE HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Murray, Mark Mordecai
  • Patent number: 9627001
    Abstract: Assistance information related to a tier framework may describe signaling for extractable and decodable sub-sequences based on pictures interdependencies. This may allow a video application to efficiently select pictures when performing a given trick mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo A. Rodriguez, Kevin Murray, Scott Christopher Labrozzi
  • Publication number: 20160317846
    Abstract: A modular garment includes a sleeved jacket and a vest that may be worn by a first responder. The sleeved jacket is constructed for use in some emergency circumstances, including technical rescue operations. Portions of the jacket, including at least portions of the sleeves, may be constructed to satisfy more stringent garment standards, such as garment standards for structural firefighting. A vest may be worn over the sleeved jacket to produce a combined jacket suitable for use as turnout gear in structural firefighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Globe Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Murray, Mark Mordecai
  • Publication number: 20160234527
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure specify methods and systems for processing a video stream. For example, a video stream may be received at a video processing device. The video stream may comprise video usability syntax elements. The video usability syntax elements may comprise at least a first flag indicative of whether HRD parameters are present for one of fixed frame rate processing or low delay mode processing. The video usability syntax elements may also comprise at least a second flag indicative of whether the video stream comprises field-coded video sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Arturo A. Rodriguez, Kevin Murray, Hsiang-Yeh Hwang, Akira Osamoto
  • Publication number: 20160234537
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing a video stream are disclosed. A first tier value may be assigned to each of a plurality of SHRAP pictures in a first video stream. A reference tier value may be assigned to pictures in the first video stream that may be used as reference pictures. A plurality of discard tier values may be assigned to pictures in the first video stream that may be discarded during trick mode operations and do not depend on other pictures assigned one of the plurality of discard tier values. A trick mode operation may then be performed, wherein the presentation of pictures in the first video stream is dependent upon assignment of tier values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Arturo A. Rodriguez, Kevin Murray, Hsiang-Yeh Hwang, Akira Osamoto
  • Patent number: 9409044
    Abstract: A modular garment includes a sleeved jacket and a vest that may be worn by a first responder. The sleeved jacket is constructed for use in some emergency circumstances, including technical rescue operations. Portions of the jacket, including at least portions of the sleeves, may be constructed to satisfy more stringent garment standards, such as garment standards for structural firefighting. A vest may be worn over the sleeved jacket to produce a combined jacket suitable for use as turnout gear in structural firefighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Globe Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Murray, Mark Mordecai
  • Patent number: 9390754
    Abstract: A method for producing an auxiliary video stream arranged for reverse trick mode playback from a video stream including a plurality of uni-directional predicted frames, the method including producing the auxiliary video stream by performing the following steps copying each uni-directional predicted frame included in the video stream into a memory, thereby producing a plurality of copied frames in the memory, replacing each one of the plurality of copied frames with one corresponding supplemental frame, thereby producing a plurality of corresponding supplemental frames, and producing a copy of the video stream arranged in reverse processing order, the producing a copy including replacing each frame which corresponds to one of the plurality of copied frames with the one corresponding supplemental frame from among the plurality of corresponding supplemental frames. Related methods and systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Wald, Ezra Darshan, David Fink, Kevin Murray
  • Publication number: 20160054163
    Abstract: A tool for metering sauce or other materials comprises a handle and a bowl positioned at a distal end of the handle for holding an amount of the sauce or other material. The bowl defines an open top bounded by a rim, and the bowl includes multiple posts extending from a bottom wall, such that a first predetermined volume is defined by filling the bowl to the rim, and a second predetermined volume is defined by filling the bowl such that upper surfaces of the multiple posts are visible. The bowl may further include two ribs extending from a side wall of the bowl, wherein a third predetermined volume is defined by orienting the tool on its side such that the two ribs effectively define a horizontal plane and filling the bowl up to the horizontal plane between the two ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Eric Walton, Kevin Murray, Christopher Michael Raleigh, Matthew Allen Kirby, Marco Vincente Lopez
  • Patent number: 9226039
    Abstract: Managing communications with a subscriber rendering device by identifying a message that is applicable at a target time and that is designated to be received by a subscriber rendering device, determining that there is no time between a current time and the target time during which the subscriber rendering device is able to receive the message thereby determining that the message cannot be received by the subscriber rendering device prior to the target time, and performing an action responsive to determining that the message cannot be received by the subscriber rendering device prior to the target time. Related methods and apparatus are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Reuel Shenker, Kevin A. Murray
  • Patent number: 9166713
    Abstract: A method for providing access to operation information relating to a digital signal, including providing a digital signal encoded, in accordance with a layered encoding scheme, in a plurality of layers, and extracting operation information from a first layer of encoding within the digital signal, and placing the extracted information in a data section in a second layer of encoding within the digital signal. Related methods and apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Murray, David Fink, Ezra Darshan
  • Patent number: 9118941
    Abstract: A method for processing a packet-based scrambled stream, the method including receiving a plurality of scrambled packets in a packet stream, descrambling any of the scrambled packets, and transmitting a modified packet stream including at least one of the descrambled packets and at least one of the scrambled packets. Related apparatus and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Shlissel, Kevin Murray, Colin Davies
  • Publication number: 20150163529
    Abstract: A method for facilitating multiple recordings via a single tuner includes isolating data packets associated with recording candidate media assets from at least two broadcast data streams, generating at least one broadcast recording data stream from a subset of the isolated data packets, broadcasting the at least one broadcast recording data stream in parallel with the at least two broadcast data streams, where the broadcast recording data stream is broadcast via at least one dedicated broadcast “recording” device, and the at least two broadcast data streams are broadcast via other broadcast devices, storing remaining data packets not included in the isolated data packets in broadband data segments, and transmitting the broadband data segments via an IP connection to facilitate reassembly of partially recorded the media assets, where the partially recorded media assets were recorded from the broadcast recording stream. Related methods and apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Eyal Faarkash, Kevin Murray, Eliphaz Hibshoosh, Aliza Itzkowitz
  • Patent number: 9027059
    Abstract: A system for preparing data and video sequences to enable a viewer to scroll content in a plurality of directions including a first and second direction, the content including at least one element in motion, the system including a video sequence preparation module to prepare the video sequences including a first and second video sequence, each video sequence including still images, each still image including at least part of the content, at least some of the still images including the at least one element, the video sequences being prepared such that playing the first and second video sequence effects scrolling the content in the first and second direction, respectively, and a switchover determination module to prepare the data including corresponding switchover points in the video sequences for switching between the video sequences and therefore for switching the direction of scrolling by the viewer. Related apparatus and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Cormican, Colin John Davies, James Geoffrey Walker, Kevin Murray, Michael Costello, Ian R Shelton, Michael Julian Michael Ertl
  • Publication number: 20150063790
    Abstract: Assistance information related to a tier framework may describe signaling for extractable and decodable sub-sequences based on pictures interdependencies. This may allow a video application to efficiently select pictures when performing a given trick mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Arturo A. Rodriguez, Kevin Murray, Scott Christopher Labrozzi
  • Patent number: 8958628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus, method for adjusting depth characteristics of a three-dimensional image for correcting for errors in perceived depth when scaling the three-dimensional image, the method comprising: receiving three-dimensional image information comprising a stereoscopic image including a first image and a second image, the stereoscopic image having depth characteristics associated with an offset of the first and second images; determining a scaling factor indicative of a scaling for converting the stereoscopic image from an original target size to a new size; determining at least one shifting factor for varying the depth characteristics, the at least one shifting factor indicative of a relative shift to be applied between the first and the second images, wherein the at least one shifting factor is determined in accordance with the scaling factor and at least one depth parameter derived from the depth characteristics; and performing the relative shift between the first and second
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Chauvier, Kevin A. Murray, Simon John Parnall, Ray Taylor, James Geoffrey Walker
  • Publication number: 20150040300
    Abstract: A modular garment includes a sleeved jacket and a vest that may be worn by a first responder. The sleeved jacket is constructed for use in some emergency circumstances, including technical rescue operations. Portions of the jacket, including at least portions of the sleeves, may be constructed to satisfy more stringent garment standards, such as garment standards for structural firefighting. A vest may be worn over the sleeved jacket to produce a combined jacket suitable for use as turnout gear in structural firefighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin Murray, Mark Mordecai
  • Patent number: 8913879
    Abstract: A method and system for broadcasting content, is described, the method and system facilitating simultaneous recording of multiple programs on a digital video recorder (DVR), the method and system including providing a plurality of content items, dividing each one of the plurality of content items into a multiplicity of chunks, each one of the chunks including at least one reference frame, for each one of the chunks determining a location of each reference frame included in the chunk, creating a chunk index of locations of each reference frame included in the chunk, creating a chunk file including the chunk and the chunk index, and inserting the chunk file in a data stream, such that no chunk file including a chunk from a particular content item is adjacent to a second chunk file including a chunk from the same particular content item, and broadcasting using a transmission bitrate greater than the bitrate of the data stream in a single channel in a multiplexed broadcast service, wherein the chunks files in the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Ashley, Pete Rai, Trevor Smith, Ray Taylor, James Geoffrey Walker, Kevin A. Murray
  • Publication number: 20140270720
    Abstract: A method for producing an auxiliary video stream arranged for reverse trick mode playback from a video stream including a plurality of uni-directional predicted frames, the method including producing the auxiliary video stream by performing the following steps copying each uni-directional predicted frame included in the video stream into a memory, thereby producing a plurality of copied frames in the memory, replacing each one of the plurality of copied frames with one corresponding supplemental frame, thereby producing a plurality of corresponding supplemental frames, and producing a copy of the video stream arranged in reverse processing order, the producing a copy including replacing each frame which corresponds to one of the plurality of copied frames with the one corresponding supplemental frame from among the plurality of corresponding supplemental frames. Related methods and systems are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Stephanie Wald, Ezra DARSHAN, David FINK, Kevin MURRAY