Patents by Inventor Stephen Daniel White

Stephen Daniel White 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: 20240087583
    Abstract: An encoder operable to filter audio signals into a plurality of frequency band components, generate quantized digital components for each band, identify a potential for pre-echo events within the generated quantized digital components, generate an approximate signal by decoding the quantized digital components using inverse pulse code modulation, generate an error signal by comparing the approximate signal with the sampled audio signal, and process the error signal and quantized digital components. The encoder operable to process the error signal by processing delayed audio signals and Q band values, determining the potential for pre-echo events from the Q band values, and determining scale factors and MDCT block sizes for the potential for pre-echo events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: IMMERSION NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: James David Johnston, Stephen Daniel White, King Wei Hor, Barry M. Genova
  • Patent number: 11823691
    Abstract: An encoder operable to filter audio signals into a plurality of frequency band components, generate quantized digital components for each band, identify a potential for pre-echo events within the generated quantized digital components, generate an approximate signal by decoding the quantized digital components using inverse pulse code modulation, generate an error signal by comparing the approximate signal with the sampled audio signal, and process the error signal and quantized digital components. The encoder operable to process the error signal by processing delayed audio signals and Q band values, determining the potential for pre-echo events from the Q band values, and determining scale factors and MDCT block sizes for the potential for pre-echo events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: IMMERSION NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: James David Johnston, Stephen Daniel White, King Wei Hor, Barry M. Genova
  • Patent number: 11562758
    Abstract: An encoder operable to filter audio signals into a plurality of frequency band components, generate quantized digital components for each band, identify a potential for pre-echo events within the generated quantized digital components, generate an approximate signal by decoding the quantized digital components using inverse pulse code modulation, generate an error signal by comparing the approximate signal with the sampled audio signal, and process the error signal and quantized digital components. The encoder operable to process the error signal by processing delayed audio signals and Q band values, determining the potential for pre-echo events from the Q band values, and determining scale factors and MDCT block sizes for the potential for pre-echo events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: IMMERSION NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: James David Johnston, Stephen Daniel White, King Wei Hor, Barry M. Genova
  • Publication number: 20220223164
    Abstract: An encoder operable to filter audio signals into a plurality of frequency band components, generate quantized digital components for each band, identify a potential for pre-echo events within the generated quantized digital components, generate an approximate signal by decoding the quantized digital components using inverse pulse code modulation, generate an error signal by comparing the approximate signal with the sampled audio signal, and process the error signal and quantized digital components. The encoder operable to process the error signal by processing delayed audio signals and Q band values, determining the potential for pre-echo events from the Q band values, and determining scale factors and MDCT block sizes for the potential for pre-echo events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: IMMERSION NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: James David Johnston, Stephen Daniel White, King Wei Hor, Barry M. Genova
  • Patent number: 11289108
    Abstract: An encoder operable to filter audio signals into a plurality of frequency band components, generate quantized digital components for each band, identify a potential for pre-echo events within the generated quantized digital components, generate an approximate signal by decoding the quantized digital components using inverse pulse code modulation, generate an error signal by comparing the approximate signal with the sampled audio signal, and process the error signal and quantized digital components. The encoder operable to process the error signal by processing delayed audio signals and Q band values, determining the potential for pre-echo events from the Q band values, and determining scale factors and MDCT block sizes for the potential for pre-echo events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: IMMERSION NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: James David Johnston, Stephen Daniel White, King Wei Hor, Barry M. Genova
  • Publication number: 20210090585
    Abstract: An encoder operable to filter audio signals into a plurality of frequency band components, generate quantized digital components for each band, identify a potential for pre-echo events within the generated quantized digital components, generate an approximate signal by decoding the quantized digital components using inverse pulse code modulation, generate an error signal by comparing the approximate signal with the sampled audio signal, and process the error signal and quantized digital components. The encoder operable to process the error signal by processing delayed audio signals and Q band values, determining the potential for pre-echo events from the Q band values, and determining scale factors and MDCT block sizes for the potential for pre-echo events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: IMMERSION NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: James David Johnston, Stephen Daniel White, King Wei Hor, Barry M. Genova
  • Patent number: 10861474
    Abstract: An encoder operable to filter audio signals into a plurality of frequency band components, generate quantized digital components for each band, identify a potential for pre-echo events within the generated quantized digital components, generate an approximate signal by decoding the quantized digital components using inverse pulse code modulation, generate an error signal by comparing the approximate signal with the sampled audio signal, and process the error signal and quantized digital components. The encoder operable to process the error signal by processing delayed audio signals and Q band values, determining the potential for pre-echo events from the Q band values, and determining scale factors and MDCT block sizes for the potential for pre-echo events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: IMMERSION NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: James David Johnston, Stephen Daniel White, King Wei Hor, Barry M. Genova
  • Publication number: 20190279653
    Abstract: An encoder operable to filter audio signals into a plurality of frequency band components, generate quantized digital components for each band, identify a potential for pre-echo events within the generated quantized digital components, generate an approximate signal by decoding the quantized digital components using inverse pulse code modulation, generate an error signal by comparing the approximate signal with the sampled audio signal, and process the error signal and quantized digital components. The encoder operable to process the error signal by processing delayed audio signals and Q band values, determining the potential for pre-echo events from the Q band values, and determining scale factors and MDCT block sizes for the potential for pre-echo events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: IMMERSION NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: James David Johnston, Stephen Daniel White, King Wei Hor, Barry M. Genova
  • Patent number: 10354669
    Abstract: A sub-band coder operable to process audio samples for use in a digital encoder. The sub-band coder comprising application code instructions executable on a processor configured to cause the coder to filter the audio samples into a plurality of frequency band components using at least one Pseudo-Quadrature Mirror Filter (PQMF) and modulate the plurality of frequency band components into a plurality of quantized band values using a pulse code modulation technique. The application code instructions further operable to cause the coder to decode the plurality of quantized band values into an approximation signal using an inverse pulse code modulation technique and at least one Inverse Pseudo-Quadrature Mirror Filter (IPQMF). The application code instructions operable to cause the coder generates an output for use by the digital encoder that includes the plurality of quantized band values, the approximation signal, and a plurality of encoded quantized band values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: James David Johnston, Stephen Daniel White, King Wei Hor, Barry M. Genova
  • Patent number: 10354668
    Abstract: A codec operable to process audio data and related data. The codec further operable to receive at least one of an audio, audio auxiliary, program configuration, and data signals from a program source, the audio signals including at least one of single channel audio and multi-channel audio signals, audio auxiliary signals including spatial and motion data and environmental characteristics, the data signals including program related data. The codec further operable to generate a non-transitory encoded bitstream, wherein the bitstream includes at least one of synchronization command data and at least one of a program command data, audio channel data, audio auxiliary data, program content data, and an end of stream data, wherein the encoded bitstream includes an identifier for defining packet type for each data component. The synchronization command data includes a stream start flag defining an entry point for decoding the bitstream and further provides sample rate for the encoded bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: James David Johnston, Stephen Daniel White, King Wei Hor, Barry M. Genova
  • Patent number: 10354667
    Abstract: An encoder operable to filter audio signals into a plurality of frequency band components, generate quantized digital components for each band, identify a potential for pre-echo events within the generated quantized digital components, generate an approximate signal by decoding the quantized digital components using inverse pulse code modulation, generate an error signal by comparing the approximate signal with the sampled audio signal, and process the error signal and quantized digital components. The encoder operable to process the error signal by processing delayed audio signals and Q band values, determining the potential for pre-echo events from the Q band values, and determining scale factors and MDCT block sizes for the potential for pre-echo events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: James David Johnston, Stephen Daniel White, King Wei Hor, Barry M. Genova
  • Patent number: 10339947
    Abstract: A decoder operable to decode audio signals. The decoder operable to receive an encoded bitstream that includes bitstream synchronization command data and program command data and process the encoded bitstream and identify within the bitstream the synchronization command data. The decoder further operable to decode the program command packet and at least one program related channel data using information provided in the synchronization command data and decode program related channel data using information provided in the program command data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: James David Johnston, Stephen Daniel White, King Wei Hor, Barry M. Genova
  • Publication number: 20180278666
    Abstract: A decoder operable to decode audio signals. The decoder operable to receive an encoded bitstream that includes bitstream synchronization command data and program command data and process the encoded bitstream and identify within the bitstream the synchronization command data. The decoder further operable to decode the program command packet and at least one program related channel data using information provided in the synchronization command data and decode program related channel data using information provided in the program command data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: James David Johnston, Stephen Daniel White, King Wei Hor, Barry M. Genova
  • Publication number: 20180278241
    Abstract: A sub-band coder operable to process audio samples for use in a digital encoder. The sub-band coder comprising application code instructions executable on a processor configured to cause the coder to filter the audio samples into a plurality of frequency band components using at least one Pseudo-Quadrature Mirror Filter (PQMF) and modulate the plurality of frequency band components into a plurality of quantized band values using a pulse code modulation technique. The application code instructions further operable to cause the coder to decode the plurality of quantized band values into an approximation signal using an inverse pulse code modulation technique and at least one Inverse Pseudo-Quadrature Mirror Filter (IPQMF). The application code instructions operable to cause the coder generates an output for use by the digital encoder that includes the plurality of quantized band values, the approximation signal, and a plurality of encoded quantized band values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: James David Johnston, Stephen Daniel White, King Wei Hor, Barry M. Genova
  • Publication number: 20180278962
    Abstract: An encoder operable to filter audio signals into a plurality of frequency band components, generate quantized digital components for each band, identify a potential for pre-echo events within the generated quantized digital components, generate an approximate signal by decoding the quantized digital components using inverse pulse code modulation, generate an error signal by comparing the approximate signal with the sampled audio signal, and process the error signal and quantized digital components. The encoder operable to process the error signal by processing delayed audio signals and Q band values, determining the potential for pre-echo events from the Q band values, and determining scale factors and MDCT block sizes for the potential for pre-echo events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: James David Johnston, Stephen Daniel White, King Wei Hor, Barry M. Genova
  • Publication number: 20180277130
    Abstract: A codec operable to process audio data and related data. The codec further operable to receive at least one of an audio, audio auxiliary, program configuration, and data signals from a program source, the audio signals including at least one of single channel audio and multi-channel audio signals, audio auxiliary signals including spatial and motion data and environmental characteristics, the data signals including program related data. The codec further operable to generate a non-transitory encoded bitstream, wherein the bitstream includes at least one of synchronization command data and at least one of a program command data, audio channel data, audio auxiliary data, program content data, and an end of stream data, wherein the encoded bitstream includes an identifier for defining packet type for each data component. The synchronization command data includes a stream start flag defining an entry point for decoding the bitstream and further provides sample rate for the encoded bitstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: James David Johnston, Stephen Daniel White, King Wei Hor, Barry M. Genova