Patents by Inventor Raymond M. Broemmelsiek

Raymond M. Broemmelsiek 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: 7307652
    Abstract: A video image data reduction system through the use of object tracking reduces information in a video signal having a having a plurality of frames received from a motion video camera with a field of view. Moving objects in the field of view of the motion video camera are detected. These objects are selected if they are of interest. This is determined either by comparison of the detected object against predetermined characteristics of objects of interest or by manual user selection. A data set for each frame of the plurality of frames in the video signal is created based on the selected moving objects. If a frame contains no selected objects then the data set for that frame is marked as empty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond M. Broemmelsiek
  • Patent number: 7042494
    Abstract: A wire harness apparatus for remotely accessing and controlling a number of synchronized low-cost camera nodes sharing a single cable is provided. The invention converts power, control, and video signals where necessary for long distance remote access including conversion between single-ended and differential signals. Frame synchronization is provided for multiple externally synchronizable camera nodes. A method is provided to generate address data for selection of individual uniquely addressable camera nodes. And, a method to modify the video signal driven from a camera node onto the wire harness apparatus with a code that uniquely identifies that particular camera node. The invention extends the usable range of control while maintaining the cost savings associated with the camera nodes' wiring and installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond M. Broemmelsiek, Chris H. Pedersen, Jr., Charles Wilson
  • Patent number: 6867799
    Abstract: A method for holding an object of interest in a field of view of a movable video camera, the object of interest being selected from a plurality of moving objects detected in the field of view, is taught. An indication of the object of interest is received and is used to predict a future position thereof. Movement commands for the camera are created based on the future position of the object of interest such that the object of interest remains in the field of view of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond M. Broemmelsiek
  • Publication number: 20030030725
    Abstract: A wire harness apparatus for remotely accessing and controlling a number of synchronized low-cost camera nodes sharing a single cable is provided. The invention converts power, control, and video signals where necessary for long distance remote access including conversion between single-ended and differential signals. Frame synchronization is provided for multiple externally synchronizable camera nodes. A method is provided to generate address data for selection of individual uniquely addressable camera nodes. And, a method to modify the video signal driven from a camera node onto the wire harness apparatus with a code that uniquely identifies that particular camera node. The invention extends the usable range of control while maintaining the cost savings associated with the camera nodes' wiring and installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Raymond M. Broemmelsiek, Chris H. Pedersen, Charles Wilson
  • Publication number: 20020060691
    Abstract: A method for increasing multimedia data accessibility is presented and more specifically increasing the interactivity with images shown on a display device. A series of images is displayed according to a user's position relative to a display screen by displaying a first image, receiving information regarding a change in the user's position relative to the display screen, and displaying a second image in response to the change in the user's position. The series of images are packaged, compressed and transmitted in a manner that makes it feasible to simultaneously receive, display and interact with the series of images. The scale of a portion of the images is manipulated based on interaction therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Applicant: Pixel Kinetix, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond M. Broemmelsiek
  • Publication number: 20020060692
    Abstract: A method for increasing multimedia data accessibility is presented and more specifically increasing the interactivity with images shown on a display device. A series of images is displayed according to a user's position relative to a display screen by displaying a first image, receiving information regarding a change in the user's position relative to the display screen, and displaying a second image in response to the change in the user's position. The series of images are packaged, compressed and transmitted in a manner that makes it feasible to simultaneously receive, display and interact with the series of images. The scale of a portion of the images is manipulated based on interaction therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Applicant: Pixel Kinetix, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond M. Broemmelsiek
  • Publication number: 20020030741
    Abstract: A method for holding an object of interest in a field of view of a movable video camera, the object of interest being selected from a plurality of moving objects detected in the field of view, is taught. An indication of the object of interest is received and is used to predict a future position thereof. Movement commands for the camera are created based on the future position of the object of interest such that the object of interest remains in the field of view of the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventor: Raymond M. Broemmelsiek
  • Publication number: 20020008758
    Abstract: In the field of motion video object tracking, environmental noise and other such sources of movement can lead to false tracking and tracking of unimportant objects. The present invention uses user-defined exclusion regions within a motion video camera's field of view to ignore the origination of object track data. Therefore, the user defines in advance, those regions that may generate false alarms within a motion video camera's field of view. The use of user-defined zones in conjunction with object detection and tracking techniques provides a video surveillance system that has greater object tracking accuracy than existing systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventors: Raymond M. Broemmelsiek, Mark A. Scott
  • Publication number: 20010035907
    Abstract: A video image data reduction system through the use of object tracking reduces information in a video signal having a having a plurality of frames received from a motion video camera with a field of view. Moving objects in the field of view of the motion video camera are detected. These objects are selected if they are of interest. This is determined either by comparison of the detected object against predetermined characteristics of objects of interest or by manual user selection. A data set for each frame of the plurality of frames in the video signal is created based on the selected moving objects. If a frame contains no selected objects then the data set for that frame is marked as empty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Publication date: November 1, 2001
    Inventor: Raymond M. Broemmelsiek
  • Patent number: 5574836
    Abstract: An object-oriented display system which displays an image of a graphical object on a display device, the position at which the object is displayed being a function of the position from which a viewer views the display device so as to simulate an interactive, three-dimensional viewing environment.An object-oriented display system, in which the highest discernible level of data in the frame buffer is an object with preserved association of pixels to the object allows dynamic selection of view. View position data may be employed on-the-fly to dynamically determine display from an arbitrary view position. Object data storage in tile format allows for rapid and simplified display generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Inventor: Raymond M. Broemmelsiek