Patents by Inventor Simon Booth

Simon Booth 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: 10110852
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and techniques for creating media conferencing layouts that are intelligent (i.e., based on some underlying principle to enhance user-perceived conference quality) and persistent (i.e., consistent within a call and from one call to the next).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Everett Hiller, Jim Darrah, Jimmy Carter, Satyanarayana Damisetti, Simon Booth, Jesse Coleman, Frank Lacombe
  • Publication number: 20180302624
    Abstract: An exemplary method for intelligent compression defines a threshold value for a temperature reading generated by a temperature sensor. Data blocks received into the compression module are compressed according to either a first mode or a second mode, the selection of which is determined based on a comparison of the active level for the temperature reading to the defined threshold value. The first compression mode may be associated with a lossless compression algorithm while the second compression mode is associated with a lossy compression algorithm. Or, both the first compression mode and the second compression mode may be associated with a lossless compression algorithm, however, for the first compression mode the received data blocks are produced at a default high quality level setting while for the second compression mode the received data blocks are produced at a reduced quality level setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: SERAG GADELRAB, CHINCHUAN CHIU, MOINUL KHAN, KYLE ERNEWEIN, TOM LONGO, SIMON BOOTH, MEGHAL VARIA, MILIVOJE ALEKSIC
  • Publication number: 20180302625
    Abstract: An exemplary method for intelligent compression defines a threshold value for a key performance indicator. Based on the key performance indicator value, data blocks generated by a producer component may be scaled down to reduce power and/or bandwidth consumption when being compressed according to a lossless compression module. The compressed data blocks are then stored in a memory component along with metadata that signals the scaling factor used prior to compression. Consumer components later retrieving the compressed data blocks from the memory component may decompress the data blocks and upscale, if required, based on the scaling factor signaled by the metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: SERAG GADELRAB, CHINCHUAN CHIU, MOINUL KHAN, KYLE ERNEWEIN, TOM LONGO, SIMON BOOTH, MEGHAL VARIA, MILIVOJE ALEKSIC, KING-CHUNG LAI
  • Patent number: 10102031
    Abstract: Systems and methods relate to managing shared resources in a multithreaded processor comprising two or more processing threads. Danger levels for the two or more threads are determined, wherein the danger level of a thread is based on a potential failure of the thread to meet a deadline due to unavailability of a shared resource. Priority levels associated with the two or more threads are also determined, wherein the priority level is higher for a thread whose failure to meet a deadline is unacceptable and the priority level is lower for a thread whose failure to meet a deadline is acceptable. The two or more threads are scheduled based at least on the determined danger levels for the two or more threads and priority levels associated with the two or more threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Serag Monier Gadelrab, Christopher Edward Koob, Simon Booth, Aris Balatsos, Johnny Jone Wai Kuan, Myil Ramkumar, Bhupinder Singh Pabla, Sean David Sweeney, George Patsilaras
  • Publication number: 20180225066
    Abstract: Various aspects include methods for managing memory subsystems on a computing device. Various aspect methods may include determining a period of time to force a memory subsystem on the computing device into a low power mode, inhibiting memory access requests to the memory subsystem during the determined period of time, forcing the memory subsystem into the low power mode for the determined period of time, and executing the memory access requests to the memory subsystem inhibited during the determined period of time in response to expiration of the determined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Olivier Alavoine, Sejoong Lee, Tauseef Kazi, Simon Booth, Edoardo Regini, Renatas Jakushokas, Saurabh Patodia, Jeffrey Gemar, Michael Hawjing Lo, Vinod Chamarty, Boris Andreev, Tao Shen, Aravind Bhaskara, Wenbiao Wang, Stephen Molloy
  • Patent number: 9965220
    Abstract: Various aspects include methods for managing memory subsystems on a computing device. Various aspect methods may include determining a period of time to force a memory subsystem on the computing device into a low power mode, inhibiting memory access requests to the memory subsystem during the determined period of time, forcing the memory subsystem into the low power mode for the determined period of time, and executing the memory access requests to the memory subsystem inhibited during the determined period of time in response to expiration of the determined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Olivier Alavoine, Sejoong Lee, Tauseef Kazi, Simon Booth, Edoardo Regini, Renatas Jakushokas, Saurabh Patodia, Jeffrey Gemar, Haw-Jing Lo, Vinod Chamarty, Boris Andreev, Tao Shen, Aravind Bhaskara, Wenbiao Wang, Stephen Molloy
  • Patent number: 9956489
    Abstract: A system and method for preparing entertainment software for reduced network delivery time includes analyzing entertainment software to identify a first stage implementing a subset of the functionality of the entertainment software such that the first stage is deliverable to an entertainment platform across a network more quickly than the delivery of the entire entertainment software, and preparing the identified first stage for download, such that the identified first stage may be downloaded and used on the entertainment platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Stewart Sargaison, Brian Watson, Simon Booth, Victor Octav Suba Miura
  • Publication number: 20170228196
    Abstract: Various aspects include methods for managing memory subsystems on a computing device. Various aspect methods may include determining a period of time to force a memory subsystem on the computing device into a low power mode, inhibiting memory access requests to the memory subsystem during the determined period of time, forcing the memory subsystem into the low power mode for the determined period of time, and executing the memory access requests to the memory subsystem inhibited during the determined period of time in response to expiration of the determined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Olivier Alavoine, Sejoong Lee, Tauseef Kazi, Simon Booth, Edoardo Reginin, Renatas Jakushokas, Saurabh Patodia, Jeffery Gemar, Haw-Jing Lo, Vinod Chamarty, Boris Andreev, Tao Shen, Aravind Bhaskara, Wenbiao Wang, Stephen Molloy
  • Publication number: 20160350152
    Abstract: Systems and methods relate to managing shared resources in a multithreaded processor comprising two or more processing threads. Danger levels for the two or more threads are determined, wherein the danger level of a thread is based on a potential failure of the thread to meet a deadline due to unavailability of a shared resource. Priority levels associated with the two or more threads are also determined, wherein the priority level is higher for a thread whose failure to meet a deadline is unacceptable and the priority level is lower for a thread whose failure to meet a deadline is acceptable. The two or more threads are scheduled based at least on the determined danger levels for the two or more threads and priority levels associated with the two or more threads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Serag Monier GADELRAB, Christopher Edward KOOB, Simon BOOTH, Aris BALATSOS, Johnny Jone Wai KUAN, Myil RAMKUMAR, Bhupinder Singh PABLA, Sean David SWEENEY, George PATSILARAS
  • Patent number: 9465735
    Abstract: Systems and methods for uniformly interleaving memory accesses across physical channels of a memory space with a non-uniform storage capacity across the physical channels are disclosed. An interleaver is arranged in communication with one or more processors and a system memory. The interleaver identifies locations in a memory space supported by the memory channels and is responsive to logic that defines virtual sectors having a desired storage capacity. The interleaver accesses the asymmetric storage capacity uniformly across the virtual sectors in response to requests to access the memory space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Bohuslav Rychlik, Feng Wang, Anwar Rohillah, Simon Booth
  • Publication number: 20160295169
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and techniques for creating media conferencing layouts that are intelligent (i.e., based on some underlying principle to enhance user-perceived conference quality) and persistent (i.e., consistent within a call and from one call to the next).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Everett Hiller, Jim Darrah, Jimmy Carter, Satyanarayana Damisetti, Simon Booth, Jesse Coleman, Frank Lacombe
  • Patent number: 9369672
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and techniques for creating media conferencing layouts that are intelligent (i.e., based on some underlying principle to enhance user-perceived conference quality) and persistent (i.e., consistent within a call and from one call to the next).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Everett Hiller, Jim Darrah, Jimmy Carter, Satyanarayana Damisetti, Simon Booth, Jesse Coleman, Frank Lacombe
  • Publication number: 20150321096
    Abstract: A system and method for preparing entertainment software for reduced network delivery time includes analyzing entertainment software to identify a first stage implementing a subset of the functionality of the entertainment software such that the first stage is deliverable to an entertainment platform across a network more quickly than the delivery of the entire entertainment software, and preparing the identified first stage for download, such that the identified first stage may be downloaded and used on the entertainment platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Stewart Sargaison, Brian Watson, Simon Booth, Victor Octav Suba Miura
  • Publication number: 20150234761
    Abstract: Devices, systems, methods, and computer-readable mediums for arbitrating bus transactions on a communications bus based on health information are disclosed. Health information of master devices can be used to adjust priorities of bus transactions from master devices to meet quality of service requirements of the master devices. In one embodiment, a bus interconnect is provided and configured to communicate bus transactions from any of a plurality of master devices to slave device(s) coupled the bus interconnect. The bus interconnect is further configured to map health information for each of the plurality of master devices into virtual priority space. The bus interconnect is further configured to translate the virtual priority space into a physical priority level for each of the plurality of master devices. The bus interconnect is further configured to arbitrate bus transactions for the plurality of master devices based on physical priority level for the plurality of master devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Cristian Duroiu, Jaya Prakash Subramaniam Ganasan, Vinod Chamarty, Mark Michael Schaffer, Joshua Hirsch Stubbs, Robert Nicholson Gibson, Kris Tiri, Moinul Khan, Bohuslav Rychlik, Serag GadelRab, Simon Booth
  • Patent number: 9087347
    Abstract: A system and method for preparing entertainment software for reduced network delivery time includes analyzing entertainment software to identify a first stage implementing a subset of the functionality of the entertainment software such that the first stage is deliverable to an entertainment platform across a network more quickly than the delivery of the entire entertainment software, and preparing the identified first stage for download, such that the identified first stage may be downloaded and used on the entertainment platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Stewart Sargaison, Brian Watson, Simon Booth, Victor Octav Suba Miura
  • Patent number: 9064050
    Abstract: Devices, systems, methods, and computer-readable mediums for arbitrating bus transactions on a communications bus based on health information are disclosed. Health information of master devices can be used to adjust priorities of bus transactions from master devices to meet quality of service requirements of the master devices. In one embodiment, a bus interconnect is provided and configured to communicate bus transactions from any of a plurality of master devices to slave device(s) coupled the bus interconnect. The bus interconnect is further configured to map health information for each of the plurality of master devices into virtual priority space. The bus interconnect is further configured to translate the virtual priority space into a physical priority level for each of the plurality of master devices. The bus interconnect is further configured to arbitrate bus transactions for the plurality of master devices based on physical priority level for the plurality of master devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Cristian Duroiu, Jaya Prakash Subramaniam Ganasan, Vinod Chamarty, Mark Michael Schaffer, Joshua H. Stubbs, Robert N. Gibson, Kris Tiri, Moinul H. Khan, Bohuslav Rychlik, Serag GadelRab, Simon Booth
  • Publication number: 20150100746
    Abstract: Systems and methods for uniformly interleaving memory accesses across physical channels of a memory space with a non-uniform storage capacity across the physical channels are disclosed. An interleaver is arranged in communication with one or more processors and a system memory. The interleaver identifies locations in a memory space supported by the memory channels and is responsive to logic that defines virtual sectors having a desired storage capacity. The interleaver accesses the asymmetric storage capacity uniformly across the virtual sectors in response to requests to access the memory space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: BOHUSLAV RYCHLIK, FENG WANG, ANWAR ROHILLAH, SIMON BOOTH
  • Publication number: 20140267576
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and techniques for creating media conferencing layouts that are intelligent (i.e., based on some underlying principle to enhance user-perceived conference quality) and persistent (i.e., consistent within a call and from one call to the next).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Everett Hiller, Jim Darrah, Jimmy Carter, Satyanarayana Damisetti, Simon Booth, Jesse Coleman, Frank Lacombe
  • Publication number: 20120244951
    Abstract: A system and method for preparing entertainment software for reduced network delivery time includes analyzing entertainment software to identify a first stage implementing a subset of the functionality of the entertainment software such that the first stage is deliverable to an entertainment platform across a network more quickly than the delivery of the entire entertainment software, and preparing the identified first stage for download, such that the identified first stage may be downloaded and used on the entertainment platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Stewart Sargaison, Brian Watson, Simon Booth, Victor Octav Suba Miura
  • Patent number: 8223264
    Abstract: A method for deinterlacing a picture is disclosed. The method generally includes the steps of (A) generating a plurality of primary scores by searching along a plurality of primary angles for an edge in the picture proximate a location interlaced with a field of the picture, (B) generating a plurality of neighbor scores by searching for the edge along a plurality of neighbor angles proximate a particular angle of the primary angles corresponding to a particular score of the primary scores having a best value and (C) identifying a best score from a group of scores consisting of the particular score and the neighbor scores to generate an interpolated sample at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Lowell L. Winger, Yunwei Jia, Aaron G. Wells, Elliot N. Linzer, Simon Booth, Guy Cote