Patents by Inventor Nigel Stuart MOORE

Nigel Stuart MOORE 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: 20210286504
    Abstract: A method of mapping an object to a location in a virtual space includes acquiring objects which are to be mapped to respective locations in a virtual space and assigning each respective location in the virtual space a prominence value representing the prominence of an object at the location when the virtual space is viewed by a user. The prominence value is assigned according to a distance of each location from a reference location in the virtual space and at least one physiological characteristic of a user. The method also includes mapping each object to a respective location in the virtual space according to a priority level associated with at least some of the objects and the prominence value assigned to each respective location in the virtual space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Nigel Stuart MOORE
  • Patent number: 10979407
    Abstract: A communications system comprises a client device and a server device; the server device comprising server communication circuitry configured to establish a server-authenticated first encrypted data path between the client device and the server device; and the client device comprising client communication circuitry configured to provide client-specific information to the server device using the first encrypted data path; the server communication circuitry being configured to use the client-specific information provided by the client device to establish a second encrypted data path between the server device and the client device, the second encrypted data path being authenticated by at least the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nigel Stuart Moore, Huw Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20210034781
    Abstract: A device for authenticating an organisation requesting access to user data, comprising: network interface circuitry configured to communicate over a network, and processing circuitry configured to: receive, via the network interface circuitry, encrypted user data from an information processing apparatus; generate a unique identifier to associate with a decryption key used for decrypting the encrypted user data; provide the encrypted user data and the unique identifier to a publically available database for storage immutably therein or thereon; store the decryption key in association with the unique identifier; receive, via the network interface circuitry, a request to access the user data from an organisation; establish that the requesting organisation is an approved organisation; and in the event that the requesting organisation is an approved organisation; transmit, via the network interface circuitry, the decryption key to the requesting organisation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Huw HOPKINS, Nigel Stuart MOORE
  • Publication number: 20200348950
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus comprising processor circuitry, the processor circuitry being configured: to determine whether a decision associated with a process executable by the processor circuitry is to be made; in response to determining that the decision is to be made, to determine one of a plurality of predetermined actions to be executed based on a previously indicated action executable in response to the decision to be made at the data processing apparatus or at one or more other data processing apparatuses connected to the data processing apparatus; and to execute the determined predetermined action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nigel Stuart MOORE, Alexei KARPOV
  • Patent number: 10674226
    Abstract: A video content replay apparatus comprises a first video content player operable to playback video content comprising a plurality of images to be displayed at respective display times; load a second video content player in response to the initiation of the playback of the video content by the first video content player; and transfer control of the playback of the video content from the first video content player to a second video content player such that the plurality of images displayed by the second video content player are each displayed at their respective display times as if they had been displayed by the first video content player and the first image of the plurality of images displayed by the second video content player and the last image of the plurality of images displayed by the first video content player are sequential images in the video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Eurppe B.V.
    Inventor: Nigel Stuart Moore
  • Publication number: 20200051130
    Abstract: A method of mapping an object to a location in a virtual space, the method comprising assigning to locations in the virtual space a prominence value representing the prominence of an object at the location when the virtual space is viewed by a user, the prominence value being assigned according to a distance from each location to a reference location in the virtual space and at least one physiological characteristic of a user, determining a purchase value for the locations in the virtual space representing a payment required to place an object at respective locations in the virtual space, the purchase value being determined at least according to the prominence value assigned to a respective location in the virtual space and in response to receiving the payment for a location in the virtual space, mapping the object to that location in the virtual space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, SONY EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Nigel Stuart Moore, Nicolas Rose
  • Publication number: 20190260719
    Abstract: A communications system comprises a client device and a server device; the server device comprising server communication circuitry configured to establish a server-authenticated first encrypted data path between the client device and the server device; and the client device comprising client communication circuitry configured to provide client-specific information to the server device using the first encrypted data path; the server communication circuitry being configured to use the client-specific information provided by the client device to establish a second encrypted data path between the server device and the client device, the second encrypted data path being authenticated by at least the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nigel Stuart MOORE, Huw HOPKINS
  • Publication number: 20190197888
    Abstract: User equipment comprising communication circuitry configured to communicate data with infrastructure equipment and controller circuitry configured to: operate in a first mode using a first communication protocol and operate in a second mode using a second communication protocol, wherein the first communication protocol has a higher bandwidth than the second communication protocol; and switch operation from the second mode to the first mode when the user equipment is at or below a threshold speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicants: Sony Europe Limited, Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Renaud DIFRANCESCO, Nigel Stuart MOORE
  • Publication number: 20180091867
    Abstract: A video content replay apparatus comprises a first video content player operable to playback video content comprising a plurality of images to be displayed at respective display times; load a second video content player in response to the initiation of the playback of the video content by the first video content player; and transfer control of the playback of the video content from the first video content player to a second video content player such that the plurality of images displayed by the second video content player are each displayed at their respective display times as if they had been displayed by the first video content player and the first image of the plurality of images displayed by the second video content player and the last image of the plurality of images displayed by the first video content player are sequential images in the video content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventor: Nigel Stuart MOORE
  • Patent number: 9363545
    Abstract: An apparatus for selecting television programs for display on a display device, for example a television, includes a receiver receiving audio/video data representing the television programs and receiving data indicating a schedule for the television programs. A control process receives an indication for at least one of the television programs to be broadcast providing a status of an availability for streaming the television program after the television program has been broadcast, and in response to the indication of the status of the availability for streaming the television program to perform a predetermined action in accordance with predetermined conditions. The predetermined actions may include, for example, recording the television program or generating a prompt for the user to watch the broadcast television program in response to an indication by the availability status that the television program will not be made available for streaming after being broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventors: David Rowland Williams, Nigel Stuart Moore, Brian Edwards
  • Publication number: 20150296254
    Abstract: A method of inserting ancillary content between first content and second content to be streamed over a network in accordance with a playlist is described. The method includes: streaming the first content from a first location on the network, the location being defined in the playlist; storing information indicating ancillary information relating to the streaming of the first content; streaming the ancillary content from a second, different, location on the network, the location being defined in the playlist; and determining the location of the second content from the playlist, wherein when the location of the second content is the first location, the method streams the second content using the stored ancillary information, and when the location of the second content is different to the first location, the method deletes the stored ancillary information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventors: Nigel Stuart MOORE, Samuel Aran MASHAM
  • Publication number: 20150229981
    Abstract: An apparatus for selecting television programs for display on a display device, for example a television, includes a receiver receiving audio/video data representing the television programs and receiving data indicating a schedule for the television programs. A control process receives an indication for at least one of the television programs to be broadcast providing a status of an availability for streaming the television program after the television program has been broadcast, and in response to the indication of the status of the availability for streaming the television program to perform a predetermined action in accordance with predetermined conditions. The predetermined actions may include, for example, recording the television program or generating a prompt for the user to watch the broadcast television program in response to an indication by the availability status that the television program will not be made available for streaming after being broadcast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventors: David Rowland Williams, Nigel Stuart Moore, Brian Edwards
  • Publication number: 20140289371
    Abstract: A media distribution system comprises a client device and a server device connected by a data link, in which the server device is operable to provide respective versions of successive contiguous segments of a media presentation, each segment being encoded as at least two versions at different respective data rates and the client device is operable to request, from the server device, a version of each successive segment so as to stream the media presentation from the server device to the client device; the server device being configured to provide a data file to the client device defining the available versions of the segments according to their respective data rates and an indication of their respective encoding quality; and the client device being configured to select, in respect of a segment of the media presentation, a version having a data rate which does not exceed the data capacity of the data link and which has the highest indication of encoding quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicants: Sony Europe Limited, Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Nigel Stuart Moore
  • Patent number: 8838713
    Abstract: A data processing device comprises a notification controller configured to provide notification to a user in response to a data processing event at that device or another device to which that device is connected; and a user interface by which the user can attend to a user notification to carry out a data processing task relating to the notified data processing event; the notification controller being configured to inhibit further notifications while the user is attending to a current notification using the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventor: Nigel Stuart Moore
  • Patent number: 8655154
    Abstract: A television signal recording apparatus comprises a recording unit that makes recordings of television signals and stores metadata representing information in respect of the recordings including the channel and the recording time. A graphical display of made recordings and scheduled recordings is produced in which graphical objects representing respective recordings are arranged in two dimensions, ordered in a first dimension on the basis of the channels and ordered in a second dimension on the basis of the recording times. In the second dimension, the graphical objects are arranged along a time axis which includes discontinuities at times when no recording is present, the discontinuities being graphically represented by graphical symbols that are different according to the period of the discontinuity. An electronic program guide is produced with a similar format, the programs being filtered to select programs and discontinuities being present at times where there is no selected program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sony United Kingdom Limited
    Inventors: Nigel Stuart Moore, Martin Selby George, Nicolas Pierre Rose
  • Patent number: 8478110
    Abstract: A digital television recorder to record television programs, having a recording section to record data onto a storage medium, a filter to identify from a received transport stream, data of a television program for recording, a timer to be set with a time and, at that time, to start the recording onto the storage medium, data of the television program received from the filter, and a cache to store data of the interactive services associated with the television programs and provided in the respective transport streams. The filter identifies data of interactive services associated with the television programs, the timer starts, at a predetermined interval before the time, acquisition of the data of interactive services and storing acquired data of interactive services in the cache, and the recording section records, immediately prior to starting recording the data of the television program, the content of the cache to the storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sony United Kingdom Limited
    Inventor: Nigel Stuart Moore
  • Publication number: 20120254618
    Abstract: An audio/video content delivery system having a network content source linked by an internet data connection to a content receiver that receives content from the network content source via the internet data connection, and also receives access-controlled encoded broadcast content from the network content source or another content source via a separate broadcast data path. The network content source requests a client certificate from the content receiver. The content receiver includes a host module to store a network client certificate and send it to the network content source, and a conditional access module (CAM) with an access control unit for decoding the access-controlled encoded broadcast content. The host module and the CAM provide an encrypted communication link for decoded access-controlled encoded broadcast content. The broadcast content source transmits a client certificate to the CAM. The CAM transmits the client certificate to the host module via the encrypted communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicants: SONY EUROPE LIMITED, SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nigel Stuart MOORE
  • Publication number: 20120246246
    Abstract: A data processing device comprises a notification controller configured to provide notification to a user in response to a data processing event at that device or another device to which that device is connected; and a user interface by which the user can attend to a user notification to carry out a data processing task relating to the notified data processing event; the notification controller being configured to inhibit further notifications while the user is attending to a current notification using the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicants: Sony Europe Limited, Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Nigel Stuart MOORE
  • Publication number: 20100260475
    Abstract: A television signal recording apparatus comprises a recording unit that makes recordings of television signals and stores metadata representing information in respect of the recordings including the channel and the recording time. A graphical display of made recordings and scheduled recordings is produced in which graphical objects representing respective recordings are arranged in two dimensions, ordered in a first dimension on the basis of the channels and ordered in a second dimension on the basis of the recording times. In the second dimension, the graphical objects are arranged along a time axis which includes discontinuities at times when no recording is present, the discontinuities being graphically represented by graphical symbols that are different according to the period of the discontinuity. An electronic program guide is produced with a similar format, the programs being filtered to select programs and discontinuities being present at times where there is no selected program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: SONY UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED
    Inventors: Nigel Stuart MOORE, Martin Selby GEORGE, Nicolas Pierre ROSE
  • Publication number: 20100067868
    Abstract: A digital television recorder to record television programs, having a recording section to record data onto a storage medium, a filter to identify from a received transport stream, data of a television program for recording, a timer to be set with a time and, at that time, to start the recording onto the storage medium, data of the television program received from the filter, and a cache to store data of the interactive services associated with the television programs and provided in the respective transport streams. The filter identifies data of interactive services associated with the television programs, the timer starts, at a predetermined interval before the time, acquisition of the data of interactive services and storing acquired data of interactive services in the cache, and the recording section records, immediately prior to starting recording the data of the television program, the content of the cache to the storage medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: SONY UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED
    Inventor: Nigel Stuart MOORE