Patents by Inventor Paul William Cockshott

Paul William Cockshott 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: 6370335
    Abstract: A flash unit comprising a flash light source (2) and a projector lens (8) positioned to project light from the flash source onto a subject. In a preferred embodiment there are two flash light sources for projecting patterned and unpatterned light respectively on to the subject, and a circuit is provided to trigger the two flash sources with a predetermined time interval therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: C3D Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Bryan Niblett, Paul William Cockshott
  • Patent number: 6049632
    Abstract: A method of compressing an image frame composed of an array of pixels in the form of digital electrical signals, the method comprising the steps of: (a) providing a reference image as a first approximation to the original image to be compressed; (b) dividing the original image into patches of one or more sizes; (c) for each patch determining a compressed encoding of the data contained therein where the compressed encoding can be uncompressed to provide an approximation to the patch; (d) selecting that one of the compressed encodings which, when uncompressed and added to the reference image, gives the biggest improvement therein relative to the original image; (e) adding the selected compressed encoding in uncompressed form to the reference image and in compressed form to a compressed representation of the original image; and (f) recursively repeating step (d) for the remaining compressed encodings until either a desired quality level of the reference image or a maximum data size of the compressed representati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: University of Strathclyde
    Inventors: Paul William Cockshott, Douglas Robert McGregor, Richard John Fryer, Robert Bartholemew Lambert