Patents by Inventor Robert Sedlmeyer

Robert Sedlmeyer 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: 9077953
    Abstract: A special instruction for not encoding a content is incorporated into access authorization data contained in the received signal, so that within a unified system for transmitting and receiving of encoded or non-encoded sound and/or picture contents, it is possible to meet the requirement of public broadcasting and “free-to-air” program providers for a non-encoded processing and/or display and/or storage of freely accessible contents for the end user. The instruction signalizes that the sound and/or picture contents, once received, must be available in the non-encoded form to the end user. The access authorization data remain added to the sound and/or picture contents, even in cases of a cascading, encoded retransmission, or remains logically linked thereto by suitable means, even if transmitted physically separate along with the picture and/or sound contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Institut Fuer Rundfunktechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Sedlmeyer
  • Patent number: 8990417
    Abstract: In a peer-to-peer (P2P) system, in each individual transmitting peer (10), the incoming data stream is divided logically and with regard to time into different parts, which are buffered in a volatile memory (13) and are transmitted to the receiving peers (20, 30) on different paths by means of a peer-to-peer transmission mechanism (40). In a receiving peer (20), the received parts of the subdivided data stream are buffered in a volatile memory (21) and are reassembled into a complete data stream. Further, in the receiving peer (20), the parts of the subdivided data stream, buffered by the volatile memory (21), are copied into a persistent memory (22), from where they are copied back into the volatile memory (21) at a later point in time if necessary. A fraction of the received data is excluded from persistent storing by selecting parts of the subdivided data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Institut fur Rundfunktechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Groh, Matthias Hammer, Alexander Erk, Klaus Merkel, Sebastian Kilger, Mark Gulbahar, Robert Sedlmeyer
  • Patent number: 8752066
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method to use a middleware component includes receiving a request from an application to interact with a platform using a service and using an abstract factory pattern corresponding to the service. The abstract factory pattern is associated with a first factory pattern stored in the middleware component. The method also includes determining if the first factory pattern is associated with the platform and invoking the service with the platform using the first factory pattern if the first factory pattern is associated with the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: John J. Lipasek, Scott A. Schilling, Robert Sedlmeyer
  • Publication number: 20120151081
    Abstract: In a peer-to-peer (P2P) system, in each individual transmitting peer (10), the incoming data stream is divided logically and with regard to time into different parts, which are buffered in a volatile memory (13) and are transmitted to the receiving peers (20, 30) on different paths by means of a peer-to-peer transmission mechanism (40). In a receiving peer (20), the received parts of the subdivided data stream are buffered in a volatile memory (21) and are reassembled into a complete data stream. Further, in the receiving peer (20), the parts of the subdivided data stream, buffered by the volatile memory (21), are copied into a persistent memory (22), from where they are copied back into the volatile memory (21) at a later point in time if necessary. In order to reduce the amount of data to be stored persistently, it is proposed that a fraction of the received data is excluded from persistent storing, wherein this exclusion is performed by selecting parts of the subdivided data stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: INSTITUT FUR RUNDFUNKTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Groh, Matthias Hammer, Alexander Erk, Klaus Merkel, Sebastian Kilger, Mark Gülbahar, Robert Sedlmeyer
  • Publication number: 20110126212
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method to use a middleware component includes receiving a request from an application to interact with a platform using a service and using an abstract factory pattern corresponding to the service. The abstract factory pattern is associated with a first factory pattern stored in the middleware component. The method also includes determining if the first factory pattern is associated with the platform and invoking the service with the platform using the first factory pattern if the first factory pattern is associated with the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: John J. Lipasek, Scott A. Schilling, Robert Sedlmeyer
  • Patent number: 7877811
    Abstract: In order to reduce the multitude of data for transmitting and converting use authorizations, which are received either encoded or non-encoded together with sound and/or picture contents in signals from optional networks, it is proposed to reduce the hierarchically structured use authorization information in the form of a tree structure before transmitting it further, such that non-occupied tree branches are detected and marked as not relevant, wherein the tree branches marked as not relevant are not included during the further transmitting of the use authorization information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Sedlmeyer
  • Publication number: 20080301818
    Abstract: In order to reduce the multitude of data for transmitting and converting use authorizations, which are received either encoded or non-encoded together with sound and/or picture contents in signals from optional networks, it is proposed to reduce the hierarchically structured use authorization information in the form of a tree structure before transmitting it further, such that non-occupied tree branches are detected and marked as not relevant, wherein the tree branches marked as not relevant are not included during the further transmitting of the use authorization information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Robert Sedlmeyer
  • Patent number: 7457596
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining the receptivity of radio signals at any given receiving site in an area covered by at least one transmitter by comparing data stored and continuously updated in a receiver against data transmitted, and identifying and selecting from all the transmitted radio signals a preferred radio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Heinz Gerhaeuser, Georg Plenge, Dieter Seitzer, Robert Sedlmeyer
  • Publication number: 20080285946
    Abstract: A special instruction for not encoding a content is incorporated into access authorization data contained in the received signal, so that within a unified system for transmitting and receiving of encoded or non-encoded sound and/or picture contents, it is possible to meet the requirement of public broadcasting and “free-to-air” program providers for a non-encoded processing and/or display and/or storage of freely accessible contents for the end user. The instruction signalizes that the sound and/or picture contents, once received, must be available in the non-encoded form to the end user. The access authorization data remain added to the sound and/or picture contents, even in cases of a cascading, encoded retransmission, or remains logically linked thereto by suitable means, even if transmitted physically separate along with the picture and/or sound contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Sedlmeyer
  • Publication number: 20060059113
    Abstract: An agent based model system provides simulation of the influence of environmental variables and tendencies in individual and social decision making relating to the formation of coalitions and ethnic groups. The system is based on improved understandings of human decision making under risk, and incorporates recent theoretical developments and computational tools. The system gives analysts the ability to predict the development of coalitions and ethnic groups, as well as the ability to manage the behavior of individuals in such groups. The model results provide confidence intervals for various possible scenarios in a mix of agents' decision rules and distribution of environmental resources. Applications include management of ethnic groups and violent conditions in unstable nations, the tracking of terrorist organizations, development of coalitions and oligopolies in business, and the modeling and interdiction of criminal organizations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Lawrence Kuznar, William Frederick, Robert Sedlmeyer
  • Patent number: 6490551
    Abstract: A method is provided for transmitting or storing, over an interference affected channel, digital audio signals that have been subjected to data reduction, resulting in a reduced data, digital audio signal that is present in at least one of the time domain and spectral domain, depending on source coding. An interfered-with signal section is detected in the reduced data, digital audio signal at a receiving end. The interfered-with reduced data, digital audio signal section is masked by one of (a) muting only interfered-with spectral values or subbands, or groups of spectral values or subbands in the signal section and (b) replacing only interfered-with spectral values or subbands, or groups of spectral values of subbands in the signal section with a signal component form the same channel or an adjacent channel including at least one of time domain sampled values, spectral domain sampled values, scale factors, and control information, depending on the source coding of the reduced data, digital audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Starguide Digital Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Detlev Wiese, Robert Sedlmeyer
  • Publication number: 20020082827
    Abstract: A method is provided for transmitting or storing, over an interference affected channel, digital audio signals that have been subjected to data reduction, resulting in a reduced data, digital audio signal that is present in at least one of the time domain and spectral domain, depending on source coding. An interfered-with signal section is detected in the reduced data, digital audio signal at a receiving end. The interfered-with reduced data, digital audio signal section is masked by one of (a) muting only interfered-with spectral values or subbands, or groups of spectral values or subbands in the signal section and (b) replacing only interfered-with spectral values or subbands, or groups of spectral values of subbands in the signal section with a signal component from the same channel or an adjacent channel including at least one of time domain sampled values, spectral domain sampled values, scale factors, and control information, depending on the source coding of the reduced data, digital audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: Detlev Wiese, Robert Sedlmeyer
  • Patent number: 6351727
    Abstract: A method is provided for transmitting or storing, over an interference affected channel, digital audio signals that have been subjected to data reduction, resulting in a reduced data, digital audio signal that is present in at least one of the time domain and spectral domain, depending on source coding. An interfered-with signal section is detected in the reduced data, digital audio signal at a receiving end. The interfered-with reduced data, digital audio signal section is masked by one of (a) muting only interfered-with spectral values or subbands, or groups of spectral values or subbands in the signal section and (b) replacing only interfered-with spectral values or subbands, or groups of spectral values or subbands in the signal section with a signal component from the same channel or an adjacent channel including at least one of time domain sampled values, spectral domain sampled values, scale factors, and control information, depending on the source coding of the reduced data, digital audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Starguide Digital Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Detlev Wiese, Robert Sedlmeyer
  • Patent number: 6351728
    Abstract: A method is provided for transmitting or storing, over an interference affected channel, digital audio signals that have been subjected to data reduction, resulting in a reduced data, digital audio signal that is present in at least one of the time domain and spectral domain, depending on source coding. An interfered-with signal section is detected in the reduced data, digital audio signal at a receiving end. The interfered-with reduced data, digital audio signal section is masked by one of (a) muting only interfered-with spectral values or subbands, or groups of spectral values or subbands in the signal section and (b) replacing only interfered-with spectral values or subbands, or groups of spectral values or subbands in the signal section with a signal component from the same channel or an adjacent channel including at least one of time domain sampled values, spectral domain sampled values, scale factors, and control information, depending on the source coding of the reduced data, digital audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Starguide Digital Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Detlev Wiese, Robert Sedlmeyer
  • Patent number: 6006173
    Abstract: A method is provided for transmitting or storing, over an interference affected channel, digital audio signals that have been subjected to data reduction, resulting in a reduced data, digital audio signal that is present in at least one of the time domain and spectral domain, depending on source coding. An interfered-with signal section is detected in the reduced data, digital audio signal at a receiving end. The interfered-with reduced data, digital audio signal section is masked by one of (a) muting only interfered-with spectral values or subbands, or groups of spectral values or subbands in the signal section and (b) replacing only interfered-with spectral values or subbands, or groups of spectral values or subbands in the signal section with a signal component from the same channel or an adjacent channel including at least one of time domain sampled values, spectral domain sampled values, scale factors, and control information, depending on the source coding of the reduced data, digital audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: StarGuide Digital Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Detlev Wiese, Robert Sedlmeyer
  • Patent number: 5740317
    Abstract: Source coding digitized audio signals includes providing time or spectral domain sampling values of the digitized audio signal, requantizing the sampling values according their permissible quantizing noise as determined by a coding and requantizing control signal, and multiplexing the control signal and the requantized sampling values into a time multiplex frame depending on the bit rate reduction employed. The coding and requantizing control signal is determined from the sampling values by determining the global masking effect from all relevant maskers which are tonal maskers and noise maskers, and which result from the sampling values, and from a silence audio threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Institut Fuer Rundfunktechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Sedlmeyer, Andreas Brefort, Jens Groh, Wolfgang Krafft, Klaus Rosinski, Detlef Wiese, Gerhard Stoll, Martin Link
  • Patent number: 5638451
    Abstract: In order to require only a relatively small increase in the data rate when the number of channels of multi-channel digitalized and bit-rate reduced audio signals is increased, the psychoacoustic concealment or masking by at least part of the remaining audio channels or the redundancy of individual audio channels is taken advantage of in each individual audio channel when reducing the bit rate of audio signals having more than two audio channels. Only those parts of the concerned audio channel are transmitted or stored which are not concealed by the audio signals of other audio channels or which are contained in the audio channels for stereophonic reproduction with all types of reproduction available for selection. In addition, the used parts are transmitted or stored with a resolution only big enough for the totality of all audio channels to keep concealed the quantization noise generated during quantization in all types of reproduction available for selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Assignee: Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Sedlmeyer