Patents by Inventor Richard D. Humphrey

Richard D. Humphrey 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: 7403224
    Abstract: A digital capture system, such as a digital still camera or digital video recorder, has an embedded real-time content-based analysis function in the capture device to extract metadata from the digital signals. In one embodiment, metadata (descriptive information about the digital content) is formatted and stored separately from the content. In another embodiment, the metadata may be formatted and combined with the digital content in a container format such as MPEG-7, QuickTime, or FlashPix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Fuller, Mojgan Monika Gorkani, Richard D. Humphrey
  • Patent number: 7295752
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is directed to a system and method for video cataloging. The video is cataloged according to predefined or user definable metadata. The metadata is used to index and then retrieve encoded video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh Jain, Charles Fuller, Mojgan Monika Gorkani, Bradley Horowitz, Richard D. Humphrey, Michael J. Portuesi, Chiao-fe Shu, Arun Hampapur, Amarnath Gupta, Jeffrey Bach
  • Patent number: 7093191
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is directed to a system and method for video cataloging. The video is cataloged according to predefined or user definable metadata. The metadata is used to index and then retrieve encoded video. In one embodiment, the video is cataloged concurrently with encoding of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh Jain, Charles Fuller, Mojgan Monika Gorkani, Bradley Horowitz, Richard D. Humphrey, Michael J. Portuesi, Chiao-fe Shu, Arun Hampapur, Amarnath Gupta, Jeffrey Bach
  • Patent number: 6877134
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is directed to a system and method for a digital capture system, such as a digital encoder, having an embedded real-time content-based analysis function in the capture device to extract metadata from the digital signals. In one embodiment, metadata (descriptive information about the digital content) is formatted and stored separately from the content. In another embodiment, the metadata may be formatted and combined with the digital content in a container format such as MPEG-7, QuickTime, or FlashPix. Digital encoding mechanisms, both pure hardware and hardware/software combinations, convert an analog video signal into a digitally encoded video bitstream. The system extracts metadata in real-time during the encoding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Fuller, Mojgan Monika Gorkani, Richard D. Humphrey
  • Patent number: 6833865
    Abstract: A digital capture system, such as a digital still camera or digital video recorder, has an embedded real-time content-based analysis function in the capture device to extract metadata from the digital signals. In one embodiment, metadata (descriptive information about the digital content) is formatted and stored separately from the content. In another embodiment, the metadata may be formatted and combined with the digital content in a container format such as MPEG-7, QuickTime, or FlashPix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Fuller, Mojgan Monika Gorkani, Richard D. Humphrey
  • Patent number: 6567980
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is directed to a system and method for video cataloging. The video is cataloged according to predefined or user definable metadata. The metadata is used to index and then retrieve encoded video. In another aspect of the invention, video metadata track processors convert metadata tracks of the video information to produce displayable frames containing hyperlinking between displayable data. Another aspect of the invention is directed to a method of browsing stored video information, including displaying hyperlinked frames of metadata track representations, and selecting and displaying links between displayable frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh Jain, Charles Fuller, Mojgan Monika Gorkani, Bradley Horowitz, Richard D. Humphrey, Michael J. Portuesi, Chiao-fe Shu, Arun Hampapur, Amarnath Gupta, Jeffrey Bach
  • Patent number: 6463444
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is directed to a system and method for video cataloging. The video is cataloged according to predefined or user definable metadata. The metadata is used to index and then retrieve encoded video. Video feature extractors produce metadata tracks from the video information, and each metadata track indexes the stored video information. A feature extractor registration interface registers the video feature extractors, providing for registration with the video engine of new video feature extractors with new metadata tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh Jain, Charles Fuller, Mojgan Monika Gorkani, Bradley Horowitz, Richard D. Humphrey, Michael J. Portuesi, Chiao-fe Shu, Arun Hampapur, Amarnath Gupta, Jeffrey Bach
  • Patent number: 6360234
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is directed to a system and method for video cataloging. The video is cataloged according to predefined or user definable metadata. The metadata is used to index and then retrieve encoded video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Virage, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh Jain, Charles Fuller, Mojgan Monika Gorkani, Bradley Horowitz, Richard D. Humphrey, Michael J. Portuesi, Chiao-fe Shu
  • Publication number: 20010018693
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is directed to a system and method for video cataloging. The video is cataloged according to predefined or user definable metadata. The metadata is used to index and then retrieve encoded video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 1998
    Publication date: August 30, 2001
    Inventors: RAMESH JAIN, CHARLES FULLER, MOJGAN MONIKA GORKANI, BRADLEY HOROWITZ, RICHARD D. HUMPHREY, MICHAEL J. PORTUESI, CHIAO-FE SHU