Patents by Inventor Stewart Murrie

Stewart Murrie 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: 9635417
    Abstract: A media fingerprint archive system generates and archives media fingerprints from second media content portions such as commercials. A downstream media measurement system can extract/derive query fingerprints from an incoming signal, and query the media fingerprint archive system whether any of the query fingerprints matches any archived fingerprints. If so, the media measurement system can perform media measurements on a specific secondary media content portion from which the matched query fingerprint is derived. If not, the media measurement system can analyze media characteristics of a media content portion to determine whether the media content portion is a secondary media content portion and perform media measurement if needed to. The media measurement system may send fingerprints from an identified secondary media content portion to the media fingerprint archive system for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Grant, Regunathan Radhakrishnan, Jeff Edwin Chandler, Stewart Murrie, Michael G. Babbitt
  • Patent number: 9622010
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to an interconnect for coupling components in an object-based rendering system comprising: a first network channel coupling a renderer to an array of individually addressable drivers projecting sound in a listening environment and transmitting audio signals and control data from the renderer to the array, and a second network channel coupling a microphone placed in the listening environment to a calibration component of the renderer and transmitting calibration control signals for acoustic information generated by the microphone to the calibration component. The interconnect is suitable for use in a system for rendering spatial audio content comprising channel-based and object-based audio components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: S. Spencer Hooks, Joshua Brandon Lando, Sripal S. Mehta, Matthew Fellers, Stewart Murrie, Brad Basler
  • Patent number: 9483228
    Abstract: Non-media data relating to real-world objects or persons are collected from a scene while media data from the same scene are collected. The media data comprise audio data only or audiovisual data, whereas the non-media data comprise telemetry data and/or non-telemetry data. Based at least in part on the non-media data relating to the real-world objects or persons in the scene, emitter-listener relationships between a listener and some or all of the real-world objects or persons are determined. Audio objects comprising audio content portions and non-audio data portions are generated. At least one audio object is generated based at least in part on the emitter-listener relationships.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Prinyar Saungsomboon, S. Spencer Hooks, Joshua Brandon Lando, Stewart Murrie, Eric Whelan Yeargan
  • Publication number: 20160064003
    Abstract: Methods and audio processing units for generating an object based audio program including conditional rendering metadata corresponding to at least one object channel of the program, where the conditional rendering metadata is indicative of at least one rendering constraint, based on playback speaker array configuration, which applies to each corresponding object channel, and methods for rendering audio content determined by such a program, including by rendering content of at least one audio channel of the program in a manner compliant with each applicable rendering constraint in response to at least some of the conditional rendering metadata. Rendering of a selected mix of content of the program may provide an immersive experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicants: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Sripal S. MEHTA, Thomas ZIEGLER, Stewart MURRIE
  • Publication number: 20160066032
    Abstract: A media fingerprint archive system generates and archives media fingerprints from second media content portions such as commercials. A downstream media measurement system can extract/derive query fingerprints from an incoming signal, and query the media fingerprint archive system whether any of the query fingerprints matches any archived fingerprints. If so, the media measurement system can perform media measurements on a specific secondary media content portion from which the matched query fingerprint is derived. If not, the media measurement system can analyze media characteristics of a media content portion to determine whether the media content portion is a secondary media content portion and perform media measurement if needed to. The media measurement system may send fingerprints from an identified secondary media content portion to the media fingerprint archive system for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael GRANT, Regunathan RADHAKRISHNAN, Jeff Edwin CHANDLER, Stewart MURRIE, Michael G. BABBITT
  • Publication number: 20150350804
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for rendering spatial audio content through a system that is configured to reflect audio off of one or more surfaces of a listening environment. The system includes an array of audio drivers distributed around a room, wherein at least one driver of the array of drivers is configured to project sound waves toward one or more surfaces of the listening environment for reflection to a listening area within the listening environment and a renderer configured to receive and process audio streams and one or more metadata sets that are associated with each of the audio streams and that specify a playback location in the listening environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Brett G. CROCKETT, Spencer HOOKS, Alan SEEFELDT, Joshua B. LANDO, C. Phillip BROWN, Sripal S. MEHTA, Stewart MURRIE
  • Publication number: 20150223002
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for a system of rendering object-based audio content through a system that includes individually addressable drivers, including at least one driver that is configured to project sound waves toward one or more surfaces within a listening environment for reflection to a listening area within the listening environment; a renderer configured to receive and process audio streams and one or more metadata sets associated with each of the audio streams and specifying a playback location of a respective audio stream; and a playback system coupled to the renderer and configured to render the audio streams to a plurality of audio feeds corresponding to the array of audio drivers in accordance with the one or more metadata sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Sripal S. Mehta, Brett G. Crockett, Spencer Hooks, Alan Seefeldt, Christophe Chabanne, C. Phillip Brown, Joshua B. Lando, Brad Basler, Stewart Murrie
  • Publication number: 20150208190
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to an interconnect for coupling components in an object-based rendering system comprising: a first network channel coupling a renderer to an array of individually addressable drivers projecting sound in a listening environment and transmitting audio signals and control data from the renderer to the array, and a second network channel coupling a microphone placed in the listening environment to a calibration component of the renderer and transmitting calibration control signals for acoustic information generated by the microphone to the calibration component. The interconnect is suitable for use in a system for rendering spatial audio content comprising channel-based and object-based audio components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Spencer S. Hooks, Joshua Brandon Lando, Sripal S. Mehta, Matthew Fellers, Stewart Murrie, Brad Basler
  • Publication number: 20150057779
    Abstract: Non-media data relating to real-world objects or persons are collected from a scene while media data from the same scene are collected. The media data comprise audio data only or audiovisual data, whereas the non-media data comprise telemetry data and/or non-telemetry data. Based at least in part on the non-media data relating to the real-world objects or persons in the scene, emitter-listener relationships between a listener and some or all of the real-world objects or persons are determined Audio objects comprising audio content portions and non-audio data portions are generated. At least one audio object is generated based at least in part on the emitter-listener relationships.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Prinyar Saungsomboon, S. Spencer Hooks, Joshua Brandon Lando, Stewart Murrie, Eric Whelan Yeargan