Patents by Inventor Sam John

Sam John 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: 20190263708
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments described herein, a three-dimensional laminate glass article may be manufactured by a process which may include heating a glass stack including at least two glass sheets that are unbonded with one another at a first temperature range, fusing the first glass sheet with the second glass sheet by heating the glass stack at a second temperature range, and shaping the glass stack. The first temperature range may be from about 150° C. to about 400° C. for a first period of time of at least about 5 minutes. The second temperature range may be from about 400° C. to about 1200° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, David Alan Deneka, Paul Bennett Dohn, Paul Oakley Johnson, William Edward Lock, David John McEnroe, Pushkar Tandon, Natesan Venkataraman, Sam Samer Zoubi
  • Patent number: 10291916
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing a video sequence are disclosed. In accordance with some implementations, The method includes determining a first set of shot-change locations associated with a cut transition in a video sequence based on variance data defined in an encoding log associated with at least one previously encoded video frame. The method further includes determining a second set of shot-change locations associated with a fading transition in the video sequence based on the variance data defined in the encoding log associated with the at least one previously encoded video frame. The method also includes processing the video sequence based on at least a portion of the first set of shot-change locations and the second set of shot-change locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Yao-Chung Lin, Sam John, Thierry Foucu, Sasi Inguva
  • Patent number: 10194188
    Abstract: Videos associated with video resolutions may be received. A first bitrate for each of the video resolutions may be identified based on a first bitrate point associated with the videos where a quality of the videos at a first video resolution that is upscaled to a second video resolution is better than a quality of the videos at the second video resolution at bitrates below the first bitrate point. The upscaling of the first video resolution may correspond to converting the videos from the first video resolution to the second video resolution at a client device. The identified corresponding first bitrate may be assigned to each of the video resolutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Sang-Uok Kum, Sam John, Thierry Foucu, Lei Yang, Alexander Jay Converse, Steve Benting
  • Publication number: 20180338146
    Abstract: Implementations disclose adaptive rate control technology that selects different encoders for different chunks of a media item based on the complexity of the individual chunks. A method includes accessing a media item comprising a first chunk and a second chunk; determining, by a processing device, a first media complexity measure for the first chunk and a second media complexity measure for the second chunk; selecting, by the processing device, a first encoder and a second encoder from a plurality of encoders, wherein the first encoder is selected based on the first media complexity measure of the first chunk and the second encoder is selected based on the second media complexity measure of the second chunk; and encoding the first chunk using the first encoder and encoding the second chunk using the second encoder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventor: Sam John
  • Publication number: 20180084254
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing a video sequence are disclosed. In accordance with some implementations, The method includes determining a first set of shot-change locations associated with a cut transition in a video sequence based on variance data defined in an encoding log associated with at least one previously encoded video frame. The method further includes determining a second set of shot-change locations associated with a fading transition in the video sequence based on the variance data defined in the encoding log associated with the at least one previously encoded video frame. The method also includes processing the video sequence based on at least a portion of the first set of shot-change locations and the second set of shot-change locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Yao-Chung Lin, Sam John, Thierry Foucu, Sasi Inguva
  • Patent number: 9854020
    Abstract: A plurality of videos associated with a plurality of video resolutions may be received. A minimum bitrate may be identified for each of the video resolutions based on a first bitrate point associated with the videos where a quality of the videos at a first video resolution that is upscaled to a second video resolution is better than a quality of the videos at the second video resolution at bitrates below the first bitrate point. Furthermore, a maximum bitrate may be identified for each of the video resolutions based on a second bitrate point where the rate of change of the quality of the videos is below a threshold value. The identified minimum bitrates and the maximum bitrates may be assigned to the video resolutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Sang-Uok Kum, Sam John, Thierry Foucu, Lei Yang, Alexander Jay Converse, Steve Benting
  • Patent number: 9813706
    Abstract: A system to facilitate analyzing and/or processing video content using encoding logs is provided. The system includes a first analysis component, a second analysis component and a transcoding component. The first analysis component determines a first set of shot-change locations associated with a cut transition in a video sequence based on an encoding log associated with at least one previously encoded video frame. The second analysis component determines a second set of shot-change locations associated with a fading transition in the video sequence based on the encoding log associated with the at least one previously encoded video frame. The transcoding component processes the video sequence based on at least a portion of the first set of shot-change locations and the second set of shot-change locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Yao-Chung Lin, Sam John, Thierry Foucu, Sasi Inguva
  • Patent number: 9774848
    Abstract: The disclosed invention is a enhancement to the Video Encoder component of the MPEG standard to improve both the efficiency and quality of the video presentation at the display device. The inventions described below pertain to the enhancement of video compression technology. In general, they are compatible with MPEG video standards (as in current art), but represent novel enhancements thereof. The above inventions apply to several transmission media and networks including cable, DSL, wireless, satellite and IP networks. Another category of invention in this disclosure enhances networking performance by recognizing that the transmitted information is video, rather than data. This invention can be scaled to other classes of multimedia data such as speech or audio or images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Nikil Jayant, Joe Monaco, Yucel Altunbasak, John Hartung, Santhana Krishnamachari, Sam John, Cham Ith, Martin Sauser, Chris Elliott, James Pawlyk
  • Patent number: 9688440
    Abstract: The application describes a container, bag, pouch or envelope which has a first part and a second part, the container, bag, pouch or envelope being closed by the first part locating within the second part, the second part having a first opening for receiving the first part and a second opening for receiving the head of a breakable and disposable seal which locks into the first part in such a manner that it cannot be removed without breaking the seal, the seal in its inserted position locking the first part in place inside the second part in a tamper evident fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ITW LIMITED
    Inventors: Sam John Blonden, Chris Benning
  • Publication number: 20150309972
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for associating a document with a database field value are disclosed. For example, a user of an electronic record management system may be viewing a document and/or metadata associated with a document on a primary display, such as a desktop computer display. In addition, the user may be viewing various database fields and/or potential values for those fields on a secondary display, such as a tablet device. The user can then select certain user interface objects, such as buttons, and/or perform certain predefined user gestures, such as a left swipe, on the secondary display. As a result, one or more database fields associated with the document are populated with one or more values. For example, the user may be executing an electronic document review application on a desktop computer while coding documents using a tablet device synchronized to the electronic document review application via the Internet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: kCura Corporation
    Inventors: Sam John, Mark Zider, Charles Connor, Charles Geter, Casey Bubert, Ted Hogan
  • Publication number: 20150189222
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for transcoding a video clip. In one implementation, a computer system determines N frames at which to divide a video clip into N+1 consecutive chunks, where N is a positive integer, and where the frames are determined based on the image content of the video clip, a minimum chunk size, and a maximum chunk size. Each of the N+1 chunks is provided to a respective processor for transcoding, and a transcoded video clip is generated from the transcoded N+1 chunks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Sam John, Sang-Uok Kum, Steve Benting, Thierry Foucu, Yao-Chung Lin
  • Patent number: 8654849
    Abstract: Methods and systems for integrated transcoding on a plurality of data channels to convert one or more data channels from an incoming encoding format to an outgoing encoding format are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jungfeng Bai, John Hartung, Sam John, Santhana Krishnamachari, Tse Hua Lan, Joe Monaco, Ramesh Panchagnula, Alexander D. Raji
  • Patent number: 8611362
    Abstract: A method for providing multimedia data from at least one controllable multimedia source to a mobile device includes providing a request path from the mobile device to a mobile service platform, receiving a request from the mobile device, obtaining a device profile from the mobile device, authenticating the identity of a user of the mobile device, and determining a user profile in response to the user identity. The method further includes authorizing control and access to the at least one multimedia source, providing a control channel from the mobile service platform to at least one multimedia server, providing multimedia data delivery information to the at least one multimedia server, and providing multimedia data to the mobile device in response to the request via the at least one multimedia server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Huale Huang, Rittwik Jana, Sam John, Serban Jora, Bin Wei
  • Patent number: 8351441
    Abstract: A method for providing multimedia data from at least one controllable multimedia source to a mobile device includes providing a request path from the mobile device to a mobile service platform, receiving a request from the mobile device, obtaining a device profile from the mobile device, authenticating the identity of a user of the mobile device, and determining a user profile in response to the user identity. The method further includes authorizing control and access to the at least one multimedia source, providing a control channel from the mobile service platform to at least one multimedia server, providing multimedia data delivery information to the at least one multimedia server, and providing multimedia data to the mobile device in response to the request via the at least one multimedia server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, LP
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Huale Huang, Rittwik Jana, Sam John, Serban Jora, Bin Wei
  • Publication number: 20110292996
    Abstract: The disclosed invention is a enhancement to the Video Encoder component of the MPEG standard to improve both the efficiency and quality of the video presentation at the display device. The inventions described below pertain to the enhancement of video compression technology. In general, they are compatible with MPEG video standards (as in current art), but represent novel enhancements thereof. The above inventions apply to several transmission media and networks including cable, DSL, wireless, satellite and IP networks. Another category of invention in this disclosure enhances networking performance by recognizing that the transmitted information is video, rather than data. This invention can be scaled to other classes of multimedia data such as speech or audio or images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: ARRIS Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikil Jayant, Joe Monaco, Yucel Altunbasak, John Hartung, Santhana Krishnamachari, Sam John, Cham Ith, Martin Sauser, Chris Elliott, James Pawlyk
  • Publication number: 20110142372
    Abstract: The application describes a container, bag, pouch or envelope which has a first part and a second part, the container, bag, pouch or envelope being closed by the first part locating within the second part, the second part having a first opening for receiving the first part and a second opening for receiving the head of a breakable and disposable seal which locks into the first part in such a manner that it cannot be removed without breaking the seal, the seal in its inserted position locking the first part in place inside the second part in a tamper evident fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: ITW LIMITED
    Inventors: Sam John Blonden, Chris Benning
  • Patent number: 7936818
    Abstract: Provided is an enhancement to the Video Encoder component of the MPEG standard to improve both the efficiency and quality of the video presentation at the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: ARRIS Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikil Jayant, Joe Monaco, Yucel Altunbasak, John Hartung, Santhana Krishnamachari, Sam John, Cham Ith, Martin Sauser, Chris Elliott, James Pawlyk
  • Patent number: D624821
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Sam John Leonardis
  • Patent number: D853323
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Human, Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen John Minarsch, Lea Martin, Adam Abraham Jossem, Dae Il Kwon, Francesca Alyssum Quaglia, Benjamin S. Willis, Joseph B. Moak, Sam Rhea Sarcia, Donovan Deame, Douglas B. Satzger
  • Patent number: D860972
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Human, Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen John Minarsch, Lea Martin, Adam Abraham Jossem, Dae Il Kwon, Francesca Alyssum Quaglia, Benjamin S. Willis, Joseph B. Moak, Sam Rhea Sarcia, Donovan Deame, Douglas B. Satzger