Patents by Inventor Richard Tong

Richard Tong 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: 10999557
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of cameras each enabled to operate independently of the others as a component camera. The system includes logic operable to form the component cameras into a network operable as a single federated camera device. The lens types of the component cameras are non-heterogeneous, and the federated camera forms a virtual lens comprising characteristics combining the lens types of the component cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: XEVO INC.
    Inventors: John Ludwig, Richard Tong
  • Publication number: 20190273892
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of cameras each enabled to operate independently of the others as a component camera. The system includes logic operable to form the component cameras into a network operable as a single federated camera device. The lens types of the component cameras are non-heterogeneous, and the federated camera forms a virtual lens comprising characteristics combining the lens types of the component cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: John Ludwig, Richard Tong
  • Patent number: 10404658
    Abstract: A system includes an analytical router including an I/O interface to a plurality of external devices or sensors; logic to identify a device id and a time or location for measurements or feeds received from the plurality of external devices or sensors; logic to apply the device id to associate the measurements or feeds with a device id grouping of the measurements or feeds; logic to apply the time or location, or both, to associate the measurements or feeds with a temporal or geo grouping of the measurements or feeds; and a web page generator to generate a web page comprising one or more links pointing to the measurements or feeds for at least one of the temporal or geo grouping of the measurements or feeds and the device id grouping of the measurements or feeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: John Ludwig, Richard Tong
  • Patent number: 10298885
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of cameras each enabled to operate independently of the others as a component camera. The system includes logic operable to form the component cameras into a network operable as a single federated camera device. The lens types of the component cameras are non-heterogeneous, and the federated camera forms a virtual lens comprising characteristics combining the lens types of the component cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: John Ludwig, Richard Tong
  • Patent number: 10176380
    Abstract: A machine system includes monitor devices each having a camera, the monitor devices distributed over a physical area; layout logic forms images from the cameras of the monitor devices into a scene layout for the area; user interface logic receives training signals from sensors directed to a person physically present in the area and to correlate those signals to subareas of the layout; and analytical logic analyzes the layout and training signals to ascertain subareas of the area at which the monitor devices should focus machine sensor and processing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: John Ludwig, Richard Tong, Jonathan Anderson, John Zagula
  • Patent number: 10015445
    Abstract: A method includes capturing a first image at a first time using a camera; processing the first image to identify a representation of an object in the first image; storing the first image as an event forming a navigable marker in a conference room tracking system; measuring one or more of a room sound and a room activity level at a time associated with capture of the first image; generating a heat marker representing a level of the room sound or the room activity level; and storing the heat marker in association with the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: John Ludwig, Richard Tong
  • Patent number: 9894321
    Abstract: A system includes sensor nodes each including camera and a processor, the nodes interconnected via a wide area network. A master controller establishes named queues each associated with a proximate physical object in an area including one or more of the sensor nodes and detectable by the sensor node camera. Each sensor node identifies a viewed physical object in a feed from the sensor node camera, and associates the viewed physical object with one of the named queues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Surround.IO
    Inventors: John Ludwig, Richard Tong, John Zagula, Jon Anderson
  • Patent number: 9838469
    Abstract: A system includes event engine logic distributed across a plurality of devices dispersed over an area of coverage, and logic to process events according to layout information homologized by an event web service from scene captures and location data from the plurality of devices, and logic to partition the homologized layout into areas of coverage and to assign each area of coverage to a device or subgroup of devices in the plurality of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Surround.IO
    Inventors: John Ludwig, Richard Tong
  • Patent number: 9706168
    Abstract: A method includes capturing a first image at a first time using a camera; processing the first image to identify a representation of an object in the first image; storing the first image as an event forming a navigable marker in a conference room tracking system; measuring one or more of a room sound and a room activity level at a time associated with capture of the first image; generating a heat marker representing a level of the room sound or the room activity level; and storing the heat marker in association with the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Surround.IO
    Inventors: John Ludwig, Richard Tong
  • Patent number: 9684834
    Abstract: A machine system includes monitor devices each having a camera, the monitor devices distributed over a physical area; layout logic forms images from the cameras of the monitor devices into a scene layout for the area; user interface logic receives training signals from sensors directed to a person physically present in the area and to correlate those signals to subareas of the layout; and analytical logic analyzes the layout and training signals to ascertain subareas of the area at which the monitor devices should focus machine sensor and processing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Surround.IO
    Inventors: John Ludwig, Richard Tong, Jonathan Anderson, John Zagula
  • Patent number: 9635317
    Abstract: A camera includes logic to capture images and video (collectively, ‘media’) and to store the captured media internally to the camera in an encrypted format; the encrypted format including multiple regions encrypted with different keys, each key corresponding to a human subject or object identified in the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Surround.IO
    Inventors: John Ludwig, Richard Tong
  • Patent number: 9614898
    Abstract: A system includes event engine logic distributed across a plurality of devices dispersed over an area of coverage, and logic to process events according to layout information homologized by an event web service from scene captures and location data from the plurality of devices, and logic to partition the homologized layout into areas of coverage and to assign each area of coverage to a device or subgroup of devices in the plurality of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Surround.IO
    Inventors: John Ludwig, Richard Tong
  • Patent number: 9407675
    Abstract: A room conferencing system includes a hub with a plurality of sensor nodes, each sensor node including a sensor node camera and a sensor node processor. A master controller is operable to establish a plurality of named queues, each of the named queues associated with a proximate physical object in an area comprising the hub and detectable by the sensor node camera. Each sensor node operable to cause the sensor node processor to identify a viewed physical object in a feed from the sensor node camera, and associate the viewed physical object with one of the named queues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Surround.IO
    Inventors: John Ludwig, Richard Tong, John Zagula, Jon Anderson
  • Patent number: 9226101
    Abstract: A system includes digital media rendering devices and logic to federate the plurality of devices into a single federated rendering device for a proximate mobile device. The system accepts a request from the mobile device for rendering services by the federated rendering device via a rendering protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Surround IO
    Inventors: John Ludwig, Richard Tong
  • Patent number: 8081849
    Abstract: A handheld optical scanner and/or memory device for capturing images of text from a rendered document is described. The handheld device may include a data storage component, a scanning component configured to capture text from rendered documents, a power storage component, and a universal serial bus port configured to receive and store data from a computing device and transmit data to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Dale L. Grover, Clifford A. Kushler, James Q. Stafford-Fraser, Richard Tong
  • Publication number: 20070279711
    Abstract: A handheld optical scanner and/or memory device for capturing images of text from a rendered document is described. The handheld device may include a data storage component, a scanning component configured to capture text from rendered documents, a power storage component, and a universal serial bus port configured to receive and store data from a computing device and transmit data to the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Martin King, Dale Grover, Clifford Kushler, James Stafford-Fraser, Richard Tong