Patents by Inventor Pete Rai

Pete Rai 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: 20120307840
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dynamically constructing a broadcast multiplex are described. The method includes: receiving metadata associated with a first plurality of events on a plurality of source channels, the metadata including, at least, scheduling metadata; determining, on the basis of a rule-set applied to the metadata, whether events of the first plurality of events are to be included in the multiplex, thereby producing a second plurality of events to be included in the multiplex; for each one event of the second plurality of events, assigning a multiplex priority to the one event, the multiplex priority being a priority the one event is to be assigned in the multiplex in case the one event contends for space in the multiplex with a second event of the second plurality of events; copying events from the second plurality of events into the multiplex in dependence on the multiplex priorities of events in the second plurality of events; and broadcasting the multiplex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Alex Ashley, Pete Rai, Trevor Smith, James Geoffrey Walker, Simon John Parnall, Ray Taylor
  • Publication number: 20120189285
    Abstract: A method and system for broadcasting content, is described, the method and system facilitating simultaneous recording of multiple programs on a digital video recorder (DVR), the method and system including providing a plurality of content items, dividing each one of the plurality of content items into a multiplicity of chunks, each one of the chunks including at least one reference frame, for each one of the chunks determining a location of each reference frame included in the chunk, creating a chunk index of locations of each reference frame included in the chunk, creating a chunk file including the chunk and the chunk index, and inserting the chunk file in a data stream, such that no chunk file including a chunk from a particular content item is adjacent to a second chunk file including a chunk from the same particular content item, and broadcasting using a transmission bitrate greater than the bitrate of the data stream in a single channel in a multiplexed broadcast service, wherein the chunks files in the
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: NDS Limited
    Inventors: Alex Ashley, Pete Rai, Trevor Smith, Ray Taylor, James Geoffrey Walker, Kevin A. Murray
  • Publication number: 20100138865
    Abstract: A method of presenting content to a viewer is described. The method includes: receiving a schedule of content at a client operable by the viewer, the schedule of content including a directed graph, the directed graph including a plurality of nodes, wherein each node in the plurality of nodes is connected to one or more other nodes in the plurality of nodes by one or more paths, wherein each path represents content presentable to the viewer; traversing the directed graph by following a route between nodes and along paths of the directed graph, wherein at each node the client determines a path to follow according to state information accessible by the client; and presenting content to the viewer as each path is followed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: NDS Limited
    Inventors: Pete Rai, Colin John Davies, Simon John Parnall, Ian Bastable, Kevin Murray, Peter Gibbs, Miles Davis, James Geoffrey Walker, Ray Taylor