Patents by Inventor Neil Mammen

Neil Mammen 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: 20210373346
    Abstract: A wearable device for augmented media content experiences can be formed with a mountable physical structure that has removably mountable positions and component devices that are removably mounted through the removably mountable positions. The component devices can be specifically selected based on a specific type of content consumption environment in which the wearable device is to operate. The mountable physical structure may be subject to a device washing process to which the component devices are not subject to, after the wearable device including the mountable physical structure and the component devices is used by a viewer in a content consumption session in the specific type of content consumption environment, so long as the component devices are subsequently removed from the mountable physical structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ajit NINAN, Neil MAMMEN
  • Publication number: 20210319623
    Abstract: Spatial information that describes spatial locations of visual objects as in a three-dimensional (3D) image space as represented in one or more multi-view unlayered images is accessed. Based on the spatial information, a cinema image layer and one or more device image layers are generated from the one or more multi-view unlayered images. A multi-layer multi-view video signal comprising the cinema image layer and the device image layers is sent to downstream devices for rendering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Ajit NINAN, Neil MAMMEN, Tyrome Y. BROWN
  • Patent number: 11036055
    Abstract: A wearable device for augmented media content experiences can be formed with a mountable physical structure that has removably mountable positions and component devices that are removably mounted through the removably mountable positions. The component devices can be specifically selected based on a specific type of content consumption environment in which the wearable device is to operate. The mountable physical structure may be subject to a device washing process to which the component devices are not subject to, after the wearable device including the mountable physical structure and the component devices is used by a viewer in a content consumption session in the specific type of content consumption environment, so long as the component devices are subsequently removed from the mountable physical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Ajit Ninan, Neil Mammen
  • Patent number: 10991164
    Abstract: Spatial information that describes spatial locations of visual objects as in a three-dimensional (3D) image space as represented in one or more multi-view unlayered images is accessed. Based on the spatial information, a cinema image layer and one or more device image layers are generated from the one or more multi-view unlayered images. A multi-layer multi-view video signal comprising the cinema image layer and the device image layers is sent to downstream devices for rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Ajit Ninan, Neil Mammen, Tyrome Y. Brown
  • Publication number: 20200388077
    Abstract: Spatial information that describes spatial locations of visual objects as in a three-dimensional (3D) image space as represented in one or more multi-view unlayered images is accessed. Based on the spatial information, a cinema image layer and one or more device image layers are generated from the one or more multi-view unlayered images. A multi-layer multi-view video signal comprising the cinema image layer and the device image layers is sent to downstream devices for rendering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Ajit NINAN, Neil MAMMEN, Tyrome Y. BROWN
  • Publication number: 20200320734
    Abstract: At a first time point, a first light capturing device at a first spatial location in a three-dimensional (3D) space captures first light rays from light sources located at designated spatial locations on a viewer device in the 3D space. At the first time point, a second light capturing device at a second spatial location in the 3D space captures second light rays from the light sources located at the designated spatial locations on the viewer device in the 3D space. Based on the first light rays captured by the first light capturing device and the second light rays captured by the second light capturing device, at least one of a spatial position and a spatial direction, at the first time point, of the viewer device is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Ajit NINAN, Neil MAMMEN
  • Patent number: 10726574
    Abstract: At a first time point, a first light capturing device at a first spatial location in a three-dimensional (3D) space captures first light rays from light sources located at designated spatial locations on a viewer device in the 3D space. At the first time point, a second light capturing device at a second spatial location in the 3D space captures second light rays from the light sources located at the designated spatial locations on the viewer device in the 3D space. Based on the first light rays captured by the first light capturing device and the second light rays captured by the second light capturing device, at least one of a spatial position and a spatial direction, at the first time point, of the viewer device is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Ajit Ninan, Neil Mammen
  • Patent number: 10561045
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a printed circuit board (PCB). One or more components mounted on at least one of a first side and a second side of the PCB. The first side and the second side are two opposite sides of the PCB. A plurality of solder blades mounted on the second side of the PCB one or more heatsinks inserted onto the plurality of solder blades mounted on the second side of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Mammen, Fred M. Sommer, Ankur Shah
  • Publication number: 20190289755
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a printed circuit board (PCB). One or more components mounted on at least one of a first side and a second side of the PCB. The first side and the second side are two opposite sides of the PCB. A plurality of solder blades mounted on the second side of the PCB one or more heatsinks inserted onto the plurality of solder blades mounted on the second side of the PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Neil Mammen, Fred M. Sommer, Ankur Shah
  • Publication number: 20190079302
    Abstract: A wearable device for augmented media content experiences can be formed with a mountable physical structure that has removably mountable positions and component devices that are removably mounted through the removably mountable positions. The component devices can be specifically selected based on a specific type of content consumption environment in which the wearable device is to operate. The mountable physical structure may be subject to a device washing process to which the component devices are not subject to, after the wearable device including the mountable physical structure and the component devices is used by a viewer in a content consumption session in the specific type of content consumption environment, so long as the component devices are subsequently removed from the mountable physical structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Ajit Ninan, Neil Mammen
  • Publication number: 20180295352
    Abstract: A spatial direction of a wearable device that represents an actual viewing direction of the wearable device is determined. The spatial direction of the wearable device is used to select, from a multi-view image comprising single-view images, a set of single-view images. A display image is caused to be rendered on a device display of the wearable device. The display image represents a single-view image as viewed from the actual viewing direction of the wearable device. The display image is constructed based on the spatial direction of the wearable device and the set of single-view images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Ajit NINAN, Neil Mammen
  • Publication number: 20180293752
    Abstract: At a first time point, a first light capturing device at a first spatial location in a three-dimensional (3D) space captures first light rays from light sources located at designated spatial locations on a viewer device in the 3D space. At the first time point, a second light capturing device at a second spatial location in the 3D space captures second light rays from the light sources located at the designated spatial locations on the viewer device in the 3D space. Based on the first light rays captured by the first light capturing device and the second light rays captured by the second light capturing device, at least one of a spatial position and a spatial direction, at the first time point, of the viewer device is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Ajit NINAN, Neil MAMMEN
  • Publication number: 20180295351
    Abstract: A wearable device comprises a left view optical stack for a viewer to view left view cinema display images rendered on a cinema display and a right view optical stack for the viewer to view right view cinema display images rendered on the cinema display. The left view cinema display images and the right view cinema display images form stereoscopic cinema images. The wearable device further comprises a left view imager that renders left view device display images, to the viewer, on a device display, and a right view imager that renders right view device display images, to the viewer, on the device display. The left view device display images and the right view device display images form stereoscopic device images complementary to the stereoscopic cinema images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Ajit NINAN, Neil MAMMEN
  • Patent number: 9035975
    Abstract: Techniques for using variable flower assemblies to control light leakage between designated portions of light-emitting elements are provided. In some embodiments, a variable flower assembly comprises a plurality of light-transmissive segments each may be electronically set to a different light-transparency level. The variable flower assembly substantially forms a tube around a light-emitting element mounted on a first plane. A first edge of each of the light-transmissive segments collectively surrounds the light-emitting element on a second plane substantially parallel to the first plane. A second opposing edge of each of the light-transmissive segments collectively forms an opening of the tube. In some embodiments, a reflective assembly which reflectance level is electronically controllable may surround the variable flower assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Mammen, Ashley Penna, Ajit Ninan
  • Publication number: 20140354709
    Abstract: Techniques for using variable flower assemblies to control light leakage between designated portions of light-emitting elements are provided. In some embodiments, a variable flower assembly comprises a plurality of light-transmissive segments each may be electronically set to a different light-transparency level. The variable flower assembly substantially forms a tube around a light-emitting element mounted on a first plane. A first edge of each of the light-transmissive segments collectively surrounds the light-emitting element on a second plane substantially parallel to the first plane. A second opposing edge of each of the light-transmissive segments collectively forms an opening of the tube. In some embodiments, a reflective assembly which reflectance level is electronically controllable may surround the variable flower assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Neil Mammen, Ashley Penna, Ajit Ninan
  • Publication number: 20140307011
    Abstract: Techniques are provided to provide various pulse width modulation (PWM) schemes to embodiments of dual modulator display systems that may comprise a backlight of individually addressable and controllable light emitters. The backlight provides illumination to a light modulator for further conditioning of the light to be presented to a viewer. The backlight may be striped and each stripe is assigned a PWM scheme that effectively increases the bit depth of the controller for each stripe. The display system may allow a better matching of PWM periods to LCD frame rates to reduce visual artifacts. In another embodiment, the display system may detect a small bright feature to be rendered in the image data and, with a pre-assignment of light emitters to different partitions, the backlight controller may drive a subset of the light emitters according to the partitions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ajit Ninan, Qifan Huang, Greg Maturi, Neil Mammen, James Kronrod
  • Patent number: 8836736
    Abstract: Techniques for using variable flower assemblies to control light leakage between designated portions of light-emitting elements are provided. In some embodiments, a variable flower assembly (100) comprises a plurality of light-transmissive segments (102-1, 102-2, . . . , 102-6) each may be electronically set to a different light-transparency level. The variable flower assembly substantially forms a tube around a light-emitting element (104) mounted on a first plane. A first edge of each of the light-transmissive segments collectively surrounds the light-emitting element on a second plane substantially parallel to the first plane. A second opposing edge of each of the light-transmissive segments collectively forms an opening of the tube. In some embodiments, a reflective assembly (120) which reflectance level is electronically controllable may surround the variable flower assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Mammen, Ashley Penna, Ajit Ninan
  • Publication number: 20120200617
    Abstract: Techniques for using variable flower assemblies to control light leakage between designated portions of light-emitting elements are provided. In some embodiments, a variable flower assembly (100) comprises a plurality of light-transmissive segments (102-1, 102-2, . . . , 102-6) each may be electronically set to a different light-transparency level. The variable flower assembly substantially forms a tube around a light-emitting element (104) mounted on a first plane. A first edge of each of the light-transmissive segments collectively surrounds the light-emitting element on a second plane substantially parallel to the first plane. A second opposing edge of each of the light-transmissive segments collectively forms an opening of the tube. In some embodiments, a reflective assembly (120) which reflectance level is electronically controllable may surround the variable flower assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Neil Mammen, Ashley Penna, Ajit Ninan
  • Patent number: 7606248
    Abstract: An apparatus is described having a plurality of network processors that identify, for each of a plurality of packets, which multidimensional queue from amongst a plurality of multidimensional queues that each one of the plurality of packets should be enqueued into. Each of the network processors is able to identify a particular multidimensional queue for a different one of the plurality of packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventors: Greg Maturi, Neil Mammen, Sagar Edara, Mammen Thomas
  • Patent number: 7593334
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of regulating traffic at a network hardware machine is disclosed. The method includes receiving a data packet, calculating a time stamp difference value, determining whether a maximum token bucket value has been exceeded by the time stamp difference value and determining whether there are enough tokens to transmit the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Mammen, Sanjay Agarwal