Patents by Inventor Spencer Stephens

Spencer Stephens 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: 10398660
    Abstract: The invention discussed in this application relates to hydroxamic acid-based compounds that are useful as imaging agents when bound to an appropriate metal center, particularly for the imaging of tumors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: The University of Melbourne
    Inventors: Paul Stephen Donnelly, Stacey Erin Rudd, Spencer John Williams
  • Patent number: 10257548
    Abstract: Delivering, protecting, and playing content, including: executing a content-bound executable application in a trusted execution environment by a player device; performing an integrity check of the player device using the content-bound executable application; sending a request from the player device for update information to at least one of the license server and the content server using the content-bound executable application; receiving update information at the player device from the at least one of the license server and the content server; updating local environment of the player device using the content-bound executable application; and decrypting the content data by the content-bound executable application. Key words include content-bound and executable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Taylor, Spencer Stephens
  • Publication number: 20190075279
    Abstract: Recording images, including: receiving an optical effects selection, which indicates a selected optical effect to apply to raw image data capturing the images; receiving an optical effects parameter, which indicates how to apply the selected optical effects to the raw image data; storing the optical effects selection and the optical effects parameter as effects metadata; recording the raw image data using a sensor of the digital camera; marking the effects metadata with time information to associate the effects metadata with the recorded raw image data over time; applying the selected optical effect to the raw image data according to the optical effects parameter to create processed image data while preserving the recorded raw image data; and displaying the processed image data on a display of the digital camera. Key words include raw image data and effects metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Chris Cookson, Scot Barbour
  • Patent number: 10122982
    Abstract: Recording images, including: receiving an optical effects selection, which indicates a selected optical effect to apply to raw image data capturing the images; receiving an optical effects parameter, which indicates how to apply the selected optical effects to the raw image data; storing the optical effects selection and the optical effects parameter as effects metadata; recording the raw image data using a sensor of the digital camera; marking the effects metadata with time information to associate the effects metadata with the recorded raw image data over time; applying the selected optical effect to the raw image data according to the optical effects parameter to create processed image data while preserving the recorded raw image data; and displaying the processed image data on a display of the digital camera. Key words include raw image data and effects metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Chris Cookson, Scot Barbour
  • Patent number: 9516456
    Abstract: A system and method for virtual linking a wireless device to another device is disclosed herein. The system includes an access point and a controller configured to mediate transmissions between the wireless device and the another device. The system further includes a virtual device table and a permissions filter to ensure virtual linking between devices that have matching access right and requested services. The wireless device and the another device may have the same or dissimilar protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: STRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Duke Kamstra, James Jollota, James Fuhring, James Beasley
  • Publication number: 20160143089
    Abstract: A system and method for providing access to a communication network includes providing a radio node comprising a first set of access point components including a radio component, and providing a physically separated controller node in communication with the radio node. The access point controller comprises a second set of access point components distinct from the first set of access point components, creating a distributed access point. A system controller may also be used to control at least one of the radio node and the controller node. The radio node, the controller node, and the system controller communicate over a communication link, such as a wireless or wired link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Leonid Kalika, Alexander Berg, Cyrus Irani
  • Publication number: 20160100278
    Abstract: A system and method for virtual linking a wireless device to another device is disclosed herein. The system includes an access point and a controller configured to mediate transmissions between the wireless device and the another device. The system further includes a virtual device table and a permissions filter to ensure virtual linking between devices that have matching access right and requested services. The wireless device and the another device may have the same or dissimilar protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Duke Kamstra, James Jollota, James Fuhring, James Beasley
  • Publication number: 20160036885
    Abstract: Content conversion verification, includes: converting, at a first computer system, an original content file to a target format, generating a converted content file in the target format; generating a checksum for the converted content file; and sending the original content file and the checksum to a second computer system. Key words include content verification and checksum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Takashima, Spencer Stephens
  • Patent number: 9191976
    Abstract: A system and method for providing access to a communication network includes providing a radio node comprising a first set of access point components including a radio component, and providing a physically separated controller node in communication with the radio node. The access point controller comprises a second set of access point components distinct from the first set of access point components, creating a distributed access point. A system controller may also be used to control at least one of the radio node and the controller node. The radio node, the controller node, and the system controller communicate over a communication link, such as a wireless or wired link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Strix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Leonid Kalika, Alexander Berg, Cyrus Irani
  • Patent number: 9019876
    Abstract: A system and method for virtual linking a wireless device to another device is disclosed herein. The system includes an access point and a controller configured to mediate transmissions between the wireless device and the another device. The system further includes a virtual device table and a permissions filter to ensure virtual linking between devices that have matching access right and requested services. The wireless device and the another device may have the same or dissimilar protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Strix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Duke Kamstra, James Jollota, James Fuhring, James Beasley
  • Patent number: 8989495
    Abstract: Capturing metadata, including: a data capture device, wherein the data capture device captures notes made by a user and stores the notes as captured data; a data ingest computer, including a connection interface to connect to the data capture device and receive the captured data from the data capture device, and a data conversion component to convert the captured data to formatted data; and a data repository, connected to the data ingest computer, wherein the data repository is connected to a network. Keywords include smart pen and on set metadata acquisition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Brahms, Spencer Stephens
  • Publication number: 20150012932
    Abstract: Delivering, protecting, and playing content, including: executing a content-bound executable application in a trusted execution environment by a player device; performing an integrity check of the player device using the content-bound executable application; sending a request from the player device for update information to at least one of the license server and the content server using the content-bound executable application; receiving update information at the player device from the at least one of the license server and the content server; updating local environment of the player device using the content-bound executable application; and decrypting the content data by the content-bound executable application. Key words include content-bound and executable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Taylor, Spencer Stephens
  • Publication number: 20140348489
    Abstract: Recording images, including: receiving an optical effects selection, which indicates a selected optical effect to apply to raw image data capturing the images; receiving an optical effects parameter, which indicates how to apply the selected optical effects to the raw image data; storing the optical effects selection and the optical effects parameter as effects metadata; recording the raw image data using a sensor of the digital camera; marking the effects metadata with time information to associate the effects metadata with the recorded raw image data over time; applying the selected optical effect to the raw image data according to the optical effects parameter to create processed image data while preserving the recorded raw image data; and displaying the processed image data on a display of the digital camera. Key words include raw image data and effects metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Chris Cookson, Scot Barbour
  • Publication number: 20140219191
    Abstract: A system and method for providing access to a communication network includes providing a radio node comprising a first set of access point components including a radio component, and providing a physically separated controller node in communication with the radio node. The access point controller comprises a second set of access point components distinct from the first set of access point components, creating a distributed access point. A system controller may also be used to control at least one of the radio node and the controller node. The radio node, the controller node, and the system controller communicate over a communication link, such as a wireless or wired link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Strix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Leonid Kalika, Alexander Berg, Cyrus Irani
  • Patent number: 8634392
    Abstract: A system and method for providing access to a communication network includes providing a radio node comprising a first set of access point components including a radio component, and providing a physically separated controller node in communication with the radio node. The access point controller comprises a second set of access point components distinct from the first set of access point components, creating a distributed access point. A system controller may also be used to control at least one of the radio node and the controller node. The radio node, the controller node, and the system controller communicate over a communication link, such as a wireless or wired link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Strix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Leonid Kalika, Alexander Berg, Cyrus Irani
  • Patent number: 8576730
    Abstract: Content is distributed from a source to a sink only if the sink is within a predetermined geographic locality. In one embodiment, a signature request is sent to the sink. The sink obtains an actual signature compares it to the requested signature, and if the requested signature and the actual signature resemble each other sufficiently closely, then the content is sent to the sink The signature is compiled from parameters obtained from appropriate parameter detectors. The parameter detectors generate, detect and monitor various signals required for determining the locality of the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Time Warner, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Kenneth W. Long, Craig Davis Cuttner, Conor P. Cahill
  • Publication number: 20130222610
    Abstract: Capturing metadata, including: a data capture device, wherein the data capture device captures notes made by a user and stores the notes as captured data; a data ingest computer, including a connection interface to connect to the data capture device and receive the captured data from the data capture device, and a data conversion component to convert the captured data to formatted data; and a data repository, connected to the data ingest computer, wherein the data repository is connected to a network. Keywords include smart pen and on set metadata acquisition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: SONY PICTURES TECHNOLOGIES INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Brahms, Spencer Stephens
  • Patent number: 8340024
    Abstract: A system and method for virtual linking a wireless device to another device is disclosed herein. The system includes an access point and a controller configured to mediate transmissions between the wireless device and the another device. The system further includes a virtual device table and a permissions filter to ensure virtual linking between devices that have matching access right and requested services. The wireless device and the another device may have the same or dissimilar protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Strix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Duke Kamstra, James M. Jollota, James Fuhring, James Beasley
  • Patent number: 8121952
    Abstract: Enhanced multimedia content on physical media interacts with the user through a media player and the Internet. Enhanced multimedia utilizes IDs for pieces of content on the media and a media key block. On the enhanced media is a file with a list of URLs. As the enhanced media plays a title requiring an external permission for decryption, the media player accesses the URL for that title and obtains the permission. The permission may be purchased or provided for free. Secure encryption and transmission of permission is accomplished by broadcast encryption using a media key block. Each media has a unique set of keys that allow the media player to process the media key block; however, each media follows a unique path through the media key block. All legitimate media players obtain the media key; circumvention devices cannot decipher the media key block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley Collar, Jeffrey Bruce Lotspiech, Florian Pestoni, Michael Ripley, Spencer Stephens
  • Publication number: 20110007725
    Abstract: A system and method for providing access to a communication network includes providing a radio node comprising a first set of access point components including a radio component, and providing a physically separated controller node in communication with the radio node. The access point controller comprises a second set of access point components distinct from the first set of access point components, creating a distributed access point. A system controller may also be used to control at least one of the radio node and the controller node. The radio node, the controller node, and the system controller communicate over a communication link, such as a wireless or wired link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: STRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Leonid Kalika, Alexander Berg, Cyrus Irani