Patents by Inventor Paul R. Goldberg

Paul R. Goldberg 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: 20200272753
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, apparatus, and system to provision to a Recipient a Processed Data Element carrying a Perception related to an individual, the Processed Data Element being generated from data acquired from a networked connected device used by the data subject, where the Processed Data Element is provisioned to the Recipient by the command of the data subject. Prior to the data subject issuing such command, the present invention presents to the data subject information related to the Recipient, or information related to an implication associated with the provisioning of the Processed Data Element to the Recipient. In accordance with many data protection regulations, the command serves as explicit informed consent by the data subject for the Recipient to use the provisioned process Data Element for the benefit of the Recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Paul R. Goldberg, Frances M. Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20200210860
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus, method, and system for an entity to receive an inference or profile of characteristics that has been generated from personal or non-personal data related to an individual, where the inference or profile of characteristics has been provisioned to the entity by command of the individual. The provisioning of an inference or profile of characteristics related to the individual by the direct action of the individual, serves as explicit permission for the entity to employ the individual's inference or profile of characteristics for the advancement of the entity's business interests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Paul R. Goldberg, Frances M. Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20200210593
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus, method, and system for an entity to receive an inference or profile of characteristics that has been generated from personal or non-personal data related to an individual, where the inference or profile of characteristics has been provisioned to the entity by command of the individual. The provisioning of an inference or profile of characteristics related to the individual by the direct action of the individual, serves as explicit permission for the entity to employ the individual's inference or profile of characteristics for the advancement of the entity's business interests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Paul R. Goldberg, Frances M. Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20150095104
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for effecting targeted access to anonymous users of a network is provided. A second entity delineates parameters of an audience with heightened interest in an offering, and a first entity provides the second entity with access to an audience accordant with these parameters. Consumer data collected by a network connected appliance used by an appliance user is linked with an appliance user anonymous identifier, and communicated to the first entity. Using the parameters, the first entity analyzes the collected consumer data and aggregates the appliance user's anonymous identifier with anonymous identifiers of other appliance users, thereby generating an aggregate set of anonymous identifiers that point to members of the audience. This set is marked with an identification code that is communicated to the second entity that can be used by the second entity to gain access to the audience through the first entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Paul R. Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20150019323
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for effecting targeted access to users of network connected appliances, and providing a measurement of the affect of such access, is described. A second entity supplies targeted consumer attributes of network connected appliance users who may have a heightened interest in a product or service of the second entity, a message promoting such product or service, and message impact criteria, to a first entity. The first entity communicates the message from the second entity to the appliance users without compromising the security and privacy of the appliance users. Measurements of the affect of such message, based on the message impact criteria and collected consumer data communicated from the appliance users' network connected appliances to the first entity, are communicated to the second entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Paul R. Goldberg, Frances M. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 8799053
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for consumer authorized collection and communication of consumer data, while facilitating compliance with government consumer privacy legislation and regulations, is provided. Authorization is obtained from a user of a network connected appliance to collect and communicate to other entities consumer data resulting from the user's use of the appliance. The data is encrypted, linked with an appliance user anonymous identifier and communicated to a first entity, where it is analyzed by the use of defined parameters. Based on this analysis, the anonymous identifier of the appliance user is aggregated with anonymous identifiers linked with the consumer data of other appliance users whose consumer data has at least one parameter in common with the consumer data of the appliance user. The aggregate set of anonymous identifiers is provisioned to a second entity by the first entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Paul R. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 8713708
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling the use of data stored on a media or integrated circuit sample are provided. A sample identifier is created at the point of sample use. The type of sample could range from storage media, such as a Digital Video Disc, or DVD, on which, for example, data representing a motion picture is recorded, to an integrated circuit in which computer code is stored. The sample identifier is stored at a location that is different from where the data is to be employed, and compared with other sample identifiers. The use of the data is controlled based on the results of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: CSR Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Paul R. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 8570433
    Abstract: Techniques for reducing coloration artifacts visible in digital images acquired under flash lighting conditions are provided. The coloration artifact problem is addressed by capturing two images of the scene, a first image illuminated by a limited spectral bandwidth flash light source, and a second image illuminated by broad spectral bandwidth flash light source. Pixels of the second image are replaced with selected counterpart pixels from the first image that do not contain the coloration artifact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: CSR Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul R. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 8170245
    Abstract: A virtual multichannel sound system is presented to improve audio reproduction by statically or dynamically conforming signal processing to specific speaker characteristics and/or arrangements. According to one such aspect, one or more dynamic signal processing algorithms driving two or more speakers are altered in response to the relative physical characteristics or arrangements of these speakers, where parameter information for these algorithms is either factory set, user input, or automatically supplied to the processor. Examples of such relative speaker differences include speaker spacing or alignment, speaker or enclosure compliance, and enclosure configuration. Another aspect is to alter the processing algorithms in response to common speaker characteristics for certain conditions of input signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: CSR Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Michael I. Neidich, Paul R. Goldberg, Mitchell A. Golner
  • Patent number: 7333929
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for the creation and utilization of unique compressed data stream compositions, structures and formats which allow for the alteration of the data stream's data rate without first decoding the data stream back to its uncompressed form and then re-encoding the resulting uncompressed data at a different data rate. Such methods and apparatus perform this data rate alteration, known as scaling, such that optimal quality is maintained at each scaled data rate, while performing said scaling with low computational complexity. In addition, the present invention provides for data rate alteration in small increments. A unique application for the disclosed bit rate scaling method and apparatus is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Inventors: Dmitri V. Chmounk, Richard J. Beaton, Darrell P. Klotzbach, Paul R. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 7114071
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adding watermark data to an input signal is provided. For this method watermark data is embedded into the input signal by modulating elements of the input signal to predefined relationships in reference to other elements of the input signal. By using referential relationships and by using patterned sequences, one or more bits of data can robustly be embedded. Further, a method and apparatus for recovering data embedded by the method and apparatus of the present invention, are also provided. To recover the embedded data, differences between elements of the input signal to reference elements of the signal are calculated and checked against predefined relationships. Predefined relationships thus found are used to recover pieces of the embedded information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: DTS Canada, ULC
    Inventors: Dmitri V. Chmounk, Richard J. Beaton, Darrell P. Klotzbach, Paul R. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 7113609
    Abstract: A virtual multichannel sound system is presented to improve audio reproduction by statically or dynamically conforming signal processing to specific speaker characteristics and/or arrangements. According to one such aspect, one or more dynamic signal processing algorithms driving two or more speakers are altered in response to the relative physical characteristics or arrangements of these speakers, where parameter information for these algorithms is either factory set, user input, or automatically supplied to the processor. Examples of such relative speaker differences include speaker spacing or alignment, speaker or enclosure compliance, and enclosure configuration. Another aspect is to alter the processing algorithms in response to common speaker characteristics for certain conditions of input signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Zoran Corporation
    Inventors: Michael I. Neidich, Paul R. Goldberg, Mitchell A. Golner
  • Publication number: 20020009000
    Abstract: Primarily in order to discourage compression of data of signals intended for interfacing with humans, such as those containing audio content, particularly music, and thus to discourage the unauthorized reproduction and distribution of such content, such as over the Internet, the signal data is modified in a manner that is normally not perceptible to humans when the signal is reproduced but which causes the signal to be significantly degraded in a manner that is perceptible if the signal is later compressed and decompressed. In one embodiment, an audio signal is modified directly in a manner that causes significant degradation of the signal if it is compressed and subsequently decompressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Applicant: QDesign USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Goldberg, Vlad Fruchter, Mauricio Greene, Sergiy Bilobrov, Jason Lesperance, Dmitri Chmounk
  • Patent number: 6198773
    Abstract: A system and method for decoding and displaying a video bitstream representing video images and displaying the video images. The present invention discloses a split memory manager design which is particularly adapted to display MPEG-2 format video images. In addition, the present invention discloses a novel way of managing the video memory used in a video decode and display system. Finally, an intraframe video data compression system and method is disclosed to complement the disclosed video decoding and displaying system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Zoran Corporation
    Inventors: Aharon Gill, Elan Rosenthal, Miri Fraenkel, Ram Ofir, David Anisman, Alon Ironi, Paul R. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 5608805
    Abstract: An apparatus and method receive and process information, and adapt the operational characteristics of the processing in response to material included in the received information. More particularly, the apparatus and method embody a software-controlled process which adapts or modifies the software in response to the received information. One embodiment is described in connection with a motion picture film which carries a conventional analog SVA soundtrack and a digital soundtrack with a digital representation of software required to properly process the digital soundtrack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas E. Mandell, Martin J. Richards, Mark L. Atherton, Paul R. Goldberg, Mark F. Davis
  • Patent number: 5587749
    Abstract: Analog sound tracks are recorded on a single one of the three dye layers present in a color motion picture film, one of the same dye layers that is used for the color picture information. The single dye layer, preferably the cyan dye layer, is read out using a narrow spectrum, substantially monochromatic light source, preferably a red light-emitting diode (LED), the spectrum of which is such as to be maximally absorbed by the dye layer and to remain well within the absorption range of the dye layer even when the dye layer color characteristics vary among film batches. The resulting lower-cost and environmentally-safer silverless analog-audio soundtracks have playback characteristics extremely close to conventional analog audio soundtracks prepared with silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Goldberg, Martin J. Richards
  • Patent number: 5390256
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to an apparatus and a method for receiving and processing information, and for adapting the operational characteristics of the processing in response to material included in the received information. More particularly, the invention relates to an apparatus and a method embodying a software-controlled process which adapts or modifies the software in response to the received information. Although the invention has many applications, the invention is more particularly described in connection with a motion picture application in which film stock carries a conventional analog SVA soundtrack and a digital soundtrack with a digital representation of the software required to properly process the digital soundtrack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas E. Mandell, Martin J. Richards, Mark L. Atherton, Paul R. Goldberg, Mark F. Davis
  • Patent number: 5347509
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to media carrying symbols representing digital information, the recovery from media of symbols representing digital information and the establishment of the digital information represented by such symbols. While the present invention has many applications, it is more particularly described in connection with preferred embodiments in which the symbols are recovered from and carried by tape- and disk-based storage media in which the symbols are arranged in spiral, concentric, parallel or linear tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Goldberg, Douglas E. Mandell, Martin J. Richards
  • Patent number: 5200948
    Abstract: An optical storage medium is disclosed. In general, the storage medium includes a substrate, with a first, expansion layer, a second, reflective layer bonded to the first layer, and a third, retention layer bonded to the second layer, opposite the first layer. An opto-electronic system for recording data is also disclosed, along with a method of manufacture of the storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1993
    Assignee: Tandy Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Goldberg, Bryan K. Clark, Joel D. Finegan, Robert Guerra
  • Patent number: 5036511
    Abstract: An optical storage medium is disclosed. In general, the storage medium includes a substrate, with a first, expansion layer, a second, reflective layer bonded to the first layer, and a third, retention layer bonded to the second layer, opposite the first layer. An opto-electronic system for recording data is also disclosed, along with a method of manufacture of the storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: Tandy Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Goldberg, Bryan K. Clark, Joel D. Finegan, Robert Guerra