Patents by Inventor Nikolaos Georgis

Nikolaos Georgis 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: 9628321
    Abstract: A receiver of network data dynamically filters packets by packet type from a network device CPU based on usage information, such as time, day, location, and feature (e.g., “video” or “application”) selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Electronics Inc., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fredrik Carpio, Milton Massey Frazier, Nikolaos Georgis
  • Patent number: 9417969
    Abstract: Each of plural multimedia files desired to be backed up are transformed into vector representations and divided into segments, and the segments are sent to respective participating computers in a network as a means of backing up the files. The multimedia files can be recovered and may be reconstituted with less than 100% of the segments with minimal deleterious noticeability upon subsequent display of the content in the files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Fredrik Carpio, Paul Hwang
  • Patent number: 9001235
    Abstract: A camera system includes an image sensor and a processing apparatus receiving image frames from the sensor before and after receipt of a user picture signal. The processing apparatus discards frames that do not meet a quality criterion such as under-exposed frames. Also, the processing apparatus compresses only a subset of remaining frames, specifically, those that meet a compression amount threshold. The remaining frames are presented to a user, who can select a representative frame as the “picture” that was taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Crisan, Nikolaos Georgis
  • Patent number: 8959145
    Abstract: A system and method for supporting content distribution in an electronic network includes a peer-to-peer network of electronic devices. The electronic devices are initially preloaded in a distributed manner with various content segments from corresponding content items. When a system user selects a particular content item on a corresponding electronic device, a download manager of the electronic device may automatically generate content segment requests to other appropriate electronic devices in the peer-to-peer network. The download manager may then download and automatically reassemble the content segments to produce the selected content item for utilization by the system user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Djung Nguyen, Paul Hwang
  • Patent number: 8953901
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for applying a filter to an image comprising: receiving a filter setting, selecting a selected filter from a family of filters stored on a computer-readable storage medium, based at least on the filter setting, wherein the family of filters comprises a plurality of filters each being an approximation of a function on different orders, and applying the selected filter to a stored image with a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis Adams, Nikolaos Georgis, Zhenglu Wu
  • Patent number: 8953808
    Abstract: A system and method for effectively supporting data transfer procedures includes a source device that registers with an account server to participate in a data backup service. The source device then encrypts and stores user data onto a datacenter. The source device later may request a data transfer task from a vendor. The datacenter responsively transfers the encrypted user data to a vendor server, and an escrow server generates and sends a temporary key to the vendor server. A destination device may then utilize the temporary key to decrypt and securely store the user data onto the destination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Russo, Grant Sabesky, Darion Felix Rodgers, Glenda McFerran, Carolyn A. Lynch, Justin Kauffman, Robert Cowie, Fredrik Carpio, Nikolaos Georgis, Jonathan Hood
  • Patent number: 8799500
    Abstract: A system and method for effectively supporting content distribution in an electronic network includes a content server and a peer-to-peer network of client devices. The content server stores content items received from a content provider. A recommendation engine of the content server creates a global recommendation list to identify an optimal global candidate from among the stored content items for performing an automatic and transparent content download procedure. The recommendation engine creates the global recommendation list by analyzing selectable content-ranking criteria from a plurality of device users of the client devices. The content server then downloads the optimal global candidate from the stored content items to one or more identified target devices during the content download procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Paul Hwang, Frank Li-De Lin
  • Patent number: 8792387
    Abstract: A system and method for populating a mesh network model includes peer devices that are configured to transmit peer device signals by utilizing a wireless broadcasting procedure. Mobile devices wirelessly detect the peer device signals to produce wireless scan data corresponding to the peer devices. A location server may then receive the wireless scan data for performing a location estimation calculation procedure with the wireless scan data to thereby determine location coordinates for effectively populating the mesh network model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Yi Zhou, Fredrik Carpio
  • Patent number: 8792713
    Abstract: One dimensional (1D) histograms, one for each row of an image, are determined simultaneously and in parallel with each other to achieve an O(1) time complexity, and are then added to determine a two dimensional (2D) histogram from which desired characteristic values such as median, minimum, and maximum can be determined exactly as opposed to merely being estimated. The characteristic value can be applied to the image to reduce noise or to achieve artistic effects in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America
    Inventors: Dennis Adams, Nikolaos Georgis
  • Patent number: 8788356
    Abstract: A system and method for effectively supporting software distribution in an electronic network includes a software server and a network of client devices. The software server stores software items received from a software provider. The software items include various types of trial software that is provided to device users for temporary evaluation and potential purchase. A recommendation engine of the software server creates recommendation lists to identify optimal candidates from among the stored software items for performing an automatic and transparent software download procedures. The recommendation engine creates the recommendation lists by analyzing selectable software-ranking criteria related to device users of the client devices. The software server then downloads the optimal candidates from the stored software items to respective target devices during the software download procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Adrian Crisan
  • Publication number: 20140195642
    Abstract: A system and method for supporting content distribution in an electronic network includes a peer-to-peer network of electronic devices. The electronic devices are initially preloaded in a distributed manner with various content segments from corresponding content items. When a system user selects a particular content item on a corresponding electronic device, a download manager of the electronic device may automatically generate content segment requests to other appropriate electronic devices in the peer-to-peer network. The download manager may then download and automatically reassemble the content segments to produce the selected content item for utilization by the system user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicants: Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Djung Nguyen, Paul Hwang
  • Patent number: 8751662
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing content distribution in an electronic network includes a peer-to-peer network of client devices. The client devices are initially preloaded in a distributed manner with various content segments from corresponding content items. An optimization module from a tracking server iteratively redistributes said content segments among the client devices to seek an optimal content segment configuration of said content segments for optimizing performance characteristics of content reassembly procedures. When a system user selects a particular content item on a corresponding electronic device, a download manager of the electronic device may automatically generate content segment requests to other appropriate electronic devices in the peer-to-peer network. The download manager may then download and automatically reassemble the content segments to produce the selected content item for utilization by the system user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Djung Nguyen, Paul Hwang
  • Publication number: 20140139689
    Abstract: Images are offloaded from a portable camera automatically to a network server at the time the images are taken, transparently to a user of the camera. The server executes processing functions on the images and returns the output of the processing over the network to the camera and/or other user-defined destination device to thereby relieve the camera processor of potentially complex processing chores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicants: SONY ELECTRONICS INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Fredrik Carpio, Adrian Crisan
  • Patent number: 8730336
    Abstract: Images are offloaded from a portable camera automatically to a network server at the time the images are taken, transparently to a user of the camera. The server executes processing functions on the images and returns the output of the processing over the network to the camera and/or other user-defined destination device to thereby relieve the camera processor of potentially complex processing chores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Fredrik Carpio, Adrian Crisan
  • Publication number: 20140092263
    Abstract: A system and method for efficiently performing image processing operations includes a camera device that is configured to automatically capture an image sequence of related offset images that correspond to a particular selected photographic target. The camera device then transmits the captured image sequence to an image processing server through an electronic network. The image processing server perform one or more processing-intensive operations upon the received image sequence to thereby produce an enhanced image that may then be transmitted to any appropriate image destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicants: SONY ELECTRONICS INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fredrik Carpio, Nikolaos Georgis, Yi Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140085489
    Abstract: A camera system includes an image sensor and a processing apparatus receiving image frames from the sensor before and after receipt of a user picture signal. The processing apparatus discards frames that do not meet a quality criterion such as under-exposed frames. Also, the processing apparatus compresses only a subset of remaining frames, specifically, those that meet a compression amount threshold. The remaining frames are presented to a user, who can select a representative frame as the “picture” that was taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicants: SONY ELECTRONICS INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adrian Crisan, Nikolaos Georgis
  • Patent number: 8676882
    Abstract: A system and method for supporting content distribution in an electronic network includes a peer-to-peer network of electronic devices. The electronic devices are initially preloaded in a distributed manner with various content segments from corresponding content items. When a system user selects a particular content item on a corresponding electronic device, a download manager of the electronic device may automatically generate content segment requests to other appropriate electronic devices in the peer-to-peer network. The download manager may then download and automatically reassemble the content segments to produce the selected content item for utilization by the system user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Djung Nguyen, Paul Hwang
  • Publication number: 20140068388
    Abstract: A system and method for effectively transferring electronic information includes a transmitter with an encoder that performs a parity encoding procedure. The encoder creates parity blocks for embedding in transmission packets. The parity blocks may be based upon data segments from one or more of the transmission packets. The system also includes a receiver with a decoder that utilizes the parity blocks for performing a packet validation procedure to identify corrupted packets from among the transmission packets. The decoder also performs a packet reconstruction procedure with selected ones of the data segments and the parity blocks to produce reconstructed data segments for the corrupted packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicants: SONY ELECTRONICS INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fredrik Carpio, MILTON FRAZIER, NIKOLAOS GEORGIS
  • Publication number: 20140052829
    Abstract: A system and method for effectively transmitting content items to electronic devices includes a content server that is configured to access and store various types of content information. A recommendation engine of the content server analyzes network statistics and client profiles to identify appropriate content items for device users of the electronic devices. A transmitter receives the targeted content items from the content server, and responsively provides the content items to the electronic devices by broadcasting the content items over a unidirectional telecommunications link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicants: SONY ELECTRONICS INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fredrik Carpio, Milton Frazier, Nikolaos Georgis
  • Patent number: 8625001
    Abstract: A camera system includes an image sensor and a processing apparatus receiving image frames from the sensor before and after receipt of a user picture signal. The processing apparatus discards frames that do not meet a quality criterion such as under-exposed frames. Also, the processing apparatus compresses only a subset of remaining frames, specifically, those that meet a compression amount threshold. The remaining frames are presented to a user, who can select a representative frame as the “picture” that was taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Crisan, Nikolaos Georgis