Patents by Inventor Matthew James Wilkinson

Matthew James Wilkinson 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: 10185718
    Abstract: A machine can compress an entry of an index, starting with accessing first data that corresponds to a segment of content and is expressed in a first number of bits. The machine classifies the content into a first class or a second class and generates second data that is expressed in a fewer, second number of bits. To generate an upper portion of the second data, the machine selects and executes one of two algorithms based on the class of the content. The machine then assigns the generated second data to the segment. To decompress the second data and thereby recover the first data, the machine parses upper and lower portions of the second data, determines the class of the content, and recovers upper and lower portions of the first data. The upper portion is recovered via one of two algorithms based on the class of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Matthew James Wilkinson, Steven D. Scherf, Andreas Schmidt, Jeffrey Scott
  • Publication number: 20160267180
    Abstract: A query fingerprint of a set of frames of video content captured at a client device may be generated. Multiple patches of the set of frames of video content may be selected and a value calculated for each of the selected multiple patches. The value for each patch may be indicated as a single bit along with an additional 1-bit value to indicate whether the patch value is weak. A database of known reference fingerprints may be queried using the generated query fingerprint. Matches between the query fingerprint and the reference fingerprints may be identified. Weak bits may be given reduced weight in identifying the match of fingerprints. Based on the matches, an identifier for the video content may be returned to the client device. The client device may use the received identifier to access the supplemental content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Wilson Harron, Matthew James Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 9323840
    Abstract: A query fingerprint of a set of frames of video content captured at a client device may be generated. Multiple patches of the set of frames of video content may be selected and a value calculated for each of the selected multiple patches. The value for each patch may be indicated as a single bit along with an additional 1-bit value to indicate whether the patch value is weak. A database of known reference fingerprints may be queried using the generated query fingerprint. Matches between the query fingerprint and the reference fingerprints may be identified. Weak bits may be given reduced weight in identifying the match of fingerprints. Based on the matches, an identifier for the video content may be returned to the client device. The client device may use the received identifier to access the supplemental content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Wilson Harron, Matthew James Wilkinson
  • Publication number: 20140236988
    Abstract: A query fingerprint of a set of frames of video content captured at a client device may be generated. Multiple patches of the set of frames of video content may be selected and a value calculated for each of the selected multiple patches. The value for each patch may be indicated as a single bit along with an additional 1-bit value to indicate whether the patch value is weak. A database of known reference fingerprints may be queried using the generated query fingerprint. Matches between the query fingerprint and the reference fingerprints may be identified. Weak bits may be given reduced weight in identifying the match of fingerprints. Based on the matches, an identifier for the video content may be returned to the client device. The client device may use the received identifier to access the supplemental content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Wilson Harron, Matthew James Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 6077448
    Abstract: An interceptor tank for primary treatment of rainwater runoff which may contain a variety of pollutants. The tank is a multi-chambered device which provides a partial separation of the pollutants contained in the effluent rainwater. A bypass system prevents overload of the tank during periods of heavy inflow conditions. Under low inlet flow conditions, an orifice in the bypass system functions to allow the effluent to drop into the first chamber which serves as a trash and debris collector. The effluent passes from the first chamber to a second chamber where free petroleum based products are separated and held. The effluent from the second chamber passes into a third chamber where sediment is separated from the effluent. The effluent from the third chamber may be fed back into the bypass conduit to be fed into a sewer system or alternately through an aperture in one of the exterior walls of the last chamber to a sewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Wilkinson Heavy Precast
    Inventors: John Tran-Quoc-Nam, Matthew James Wilkinson