Patents by Inventor Nils B. Lahr

Nils B. Lahr 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: 10445588
    Abstract: Systems and methods for replacing original media bookmarks of at least a portion of a digital media file with replacement bookmarks is described. A media fingerprint engine detects the location of the original fingerprints associated with the portion of the digital media file and a region analysis algorithm characterizes regions of media file spanning the location of the original bookmarks by data class types. The replacement bookmarks are associated with the data class types and are overwritten or otherwise are substituted for the original bookmarks. The replacement bookmarks then are subjected to a fingerprint matching algorithm that incorporates media timeline and media related metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Synergy Sports Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Nils B. Lahr, Garrick C. Barr
  • Patent number: 10425474
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosed subject matter are directed to facilitating peer-to-peer data exchange in a common domain. In accordance with one embodiment, a method is provided for obtaining content from one or more peers that are connected to the domain. The method includes registering a peer with a super-peer when a connection to the domain is established. Then, the connecting peer obtains data that describes various network conditions and identifies chunks of content available from other peers. In downloading content from other peers, heuristics are applied to select between available chunks that are potentially encoded at different bitrates. The heuristics account for the network conditions between peers and balance the potential need to quickly access content with the desire to obtain high quality content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Orions Digital Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nils B. Lahr, John Morris, A. J. Gregory, Robert Green
  • Patent number: 10423859
    Abstract: Data from one or more sensors is input to a workflow and fragmented to produce HyperFragments. The HyperFragments of input data are processed by a plurality of Distributed Experts, who make decisions about what is included in the HyperFragments or add details relating to elements included therein, producing tagged HyperFragments, which are maintained as tuples in a Semantic Database. Algorithms are applied to process the HyperFragments to create an event definition corresponding to a specific activity. Based on related activity included in historical data and on ground truth data, the event definition is refined to produce a more accurate event definition. The resulting refined event definition can then be used with the current input data to more accurately detect when the specific activity is being carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Orions Digital Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Nils B. Lahr
  • Publication number: 20190122049
    Abstract: Systems and methods for replacing original media bookmarks of at least a portion of a digital media file with replacement bookmarks is described. A media fingerprint engine detects the location of the original fingerprints associated with the portion of the digital media file and a region analysis algorithm characterizes regions of media file spanning the location of the original bookmarks by data class types. The replacement bookmarks are associated with the data class types and are overwritten or otherwise are substituted for the original bookmarks. The replacement bookmarks then are subjected to a fingerprint matching algorithm that incorporates media timeline and media related metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Nils B. Lahr, Garrick C. Barr
  • Patent number: 10198638
    Abstract: Systems and methods for replacing original media bookmarks of at least a portion of a digital media file with replacement bookmarks is described. A media fingerprint engine detects the location of the original fingerprints associated with the portion of the digital media file and a region analysis algorithm characterizes regions of media file spanning the location of the original bookmarks by data class types. The replacement bookmarks are associated with the data class types and are overwritten or otherwise are substituted for the original bookmarks. The replacement bookmarks then are subjected to a fingerprint matching algorithm that incorporates media timeline and media related metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SYNERGY SPORTS TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Nils B. Lahr, Garrick C. Barr
  • Publication number: 20190012577
    Abstract: Data from one or more sensors is input to a workflow and fragmented to produce HyperFragments. The HyperFragments of input data are processed by a plurality of Distributed Experts, who make decisions about what is included in the HyperFragments or add details relating to elements included therein, producing tagged HyperFragments, which are maintained as tuples in a Semantic Database. Algorithms are applied to process the HyperFragments to create an event definition corresponding to a specific activity. Based on related activity included in historical data and on ground truth data, the event definition is refined to produce a more accurate event definition. The resulting refined event definition can then be used with the current input data to more accurately detect when the specific activity is being carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventor: Nils B. Lahr
  • Patent number: 10146865
    Abstract: A directed graph and a semantic ontology are simultaneously employed to enable tagging of data. Tags from the directed graph contain special properties linking them to a semantic ontology such that activating a node on the graph, will provide specific actions relating to one or more ontologies. Humans or machine executable algorithms can use the directed graph as a classification system, which enables a decision making process to occur, one step at a time. Such an approach enables complex problems sets to be broken down into smaller directed graph processes. Each process can then be either automated using computer executed algorithms, manual using humans, or a combination of both. In this way an n-tiered workflow system can be developed that enables large scale asynchronous and distributed tagging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Orions Digital Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Nils B. Lahr
  • Patent number: 10062009
    Abstract: Data from one or more sensors is input to a workflow and fragmented to produce HyperFragments. The HyperFragments of input data are processed by a plurality of Distributed Experts, who make decisions about what is included in the HyperFragments or add details relating to elements included therein, producing tagged HyperFragments, which are maintained as tuples in a Semantic Database. Algorithms are applied to process the HyperFragments to create an event definition corresponding to a specific activity. Based on related activity included in historical data and on ground truth data, the event definition is refined to produce a more accurate event definition. The resulting refined event definition can then be used with the current input data to more accurately detect when the specific activity is being carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Orions Digital Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Nils B. Lahr
  • Publication number: 20180129880
    Abstract: Systems and methods for replacing original media bookmarks of at least a portion of a digital media file with replacement bookmarks is described. A media fingerprint engine detects the location of the original fingerprints associated with the portion of the digital media file and a region analysis algorithm characterizes regions of media file spanning the location of the original bookmarks by data class types. The replacement bookmarks are associated with the data class types and are overwritten or otherwise are substituted for the original bookmarks. The replacement bookmarks then are subjected to a fingerprint matching algorithm that incorporates media timeline and media related metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Nils B. Lahr, Garrick C. Barr
  • Patent number: 9754170
    Abstract: Systems and methods for replacing original media bookmarks of at least a portion of a digital media file with replacement bookmarks is described. A media fingerprint engine detects the location of the original fingerprints associated with the portion of the digital media file and a region analysis algorithm characterizes regions of media file spanning the location of the original bookmarks by data class types. The replacement bookmarks are associated with the data class types and are overwritten or otherwise are substituted for the original bookmarks. The replacement bookmarks then are subjected to a fingerprint matching algorithm that incorporates media timeline and media related metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SYNERGY SPORTS TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Nils B. Lahr, Garrick C. Barr
  • Publication number: 20170149871
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosed subject matter are directed to facilitating peer-to-peer data exchange in a common domain. In accordance with one embodiment, a method is provided for obtaining content from one or more peers that are connected to the domain. The method includes registering a peer with a super-peer when a connection to the domain is established. Then, the connecting peer obtains data that describes various network conditions and identifies chunks of content available from other peers. In downloading content from other peers, heuristics are applied to select between available chunks that are potentially encoded at different bitrates. The heuristics account for the network conditions between peers and balance the potential need to quickly access content with the desire to obtain high quality content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Nils B. Lahr, John Morris, A.J. Gregory, Robert Green
  • Patent number: 9565239
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosed subject matter are directed to facilitating peer-to-peer data exchange in a common domain. In accordance with one embodiment, a method is provided for obtaining content from one or more peers that are connected to the domain. The method includes registering a peer with a super-peer when a connection to the domain is established. Then, the connecting peer obtains data that describes various network conditions and identifies chunks of content available from other peers. In downloading content from other peers, heuristics are applied to select between available chunks that are potentially encoded at different bitrates. The heuristics account for the network conditions between peers and balance the potential need to quickly access content with the desire to obtain high quality content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Orions Digital Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nils B. Lahr, John Morris, Aj Gregory, Robert Green
  • Publication number: 20170004364
    Abstract: Systems and methods for replacing original media bookmarks of at least a portion of a digital media file with replacement bookmarks is described. A media fingerprint engine detects the location of the original fingerprints associated with the portion of the digital media file and a region analysis algorithm characterizes regions of media file spanning the location of the original bookmarks by data class types. The replacement bookmarks are associated with the data class types and are overwritten or otherwise are substituted for the original bookmarks. The replacement bookmarks then are subjected to a fingerprint matching algorithm that incorporates media timeline and media related metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Nils B. Lahr, Garrick C. Barr
  • Publication number: 20160344795
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling the download of a set of media files with a specific order and specific contents and, more particularly, to enabling a download manager to automatically receive the information it requires to retrieve those elements required to replicate a streaming edit through local playback after the downloads complete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Nils B. Lahr, Garrick C. Barr
  • Patent number: 9449232
    Abstract: Systems and methods for replacing original media bookmarks of at least a portion of a digital media file with replacement bookmarks is described. A media fingerprint engine detects the location of the original fingerprints associated with the portion of the digital media file and a region analysis algorithm characterizes regions of media file spanning the location of the original bookmarks by data class types. The replacement bookmarks are associated with the data class types and are overwritten or otherwise are substituted for the original bookmarks. The replacement bookmarks then are subjected to a fingerprint matching algorithm that incorporates media timeline and media related metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: SYNERGY SPORTS TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Nils B Lahr, Garrick C Barr
  • Patent number: 9418298
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling the download of a set of media files with a specific order and specific contents and, more particularly, to enabling a download manager to automatically receive the information it requires to retrieve those elements required to replicate a streaming edit through local playback after the downloads complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SYNERGY SPORTS TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Nils B Lahr, Garrick C Barr
  • Publication number: 20160162540
    Abstract: Systems and methods that for searching and displaying ontology-based data structures so that the essential and relevant qualities of searched subject matters may be categorized by subject indices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Nils B. Lahr, Garrick C. Barr
  • Patent number: 9282307
    Abstract: Systems and methods that for searching and displaying ontology-based data structures so that the essential and relevant qualities of searched subject matters may be categorized by subject indices. The system and methods described below utilize ontology-based data systems to enable a more integrated and tighter search experience while at the same time providing a natural search experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: SYNERGY SPORTS TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Nils B. Lahr, Garrick C. Barr
  • Publication number: 20150286876
    Abstract: Systems and methods for replacing original media bookmarks of at least a portion of a digital media file with replacement bookmarks is described. A media fingerprint engine detects the location of the original fingerprints associated with the portion of the digital media file and a region analysis algorithm characterizes regions of media file spanning the location of the original bookmarks by data class types. The replacement bookmarks are associated with the data class types and are overwritten or otherwise are substituted for the original bookmarks. The replacement bookmarks then are subjected to a fingerprint matching algorithm that incorporates media timeline and media related metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: SYNERGY SPORTS TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Nils B. Lahr, Garrick C. Barr
  • Publication number: 20150281326
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling the download of a set of media files with a specific order and specific contents and, more particularly, to enabling a download manager to automatically receive the information it requires to retrieve those elements required to replicate a streaming edit through local playback after the downloads complete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Synergy Sports Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Nils B. Lahr, Garrick C. Barr