Patents by Inventor Ted Dunn

Ted Dunn 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: 10241667
    Abstract: A method consistent with certain implementation involves presenting a graphical user interface (GUI) to a user on a display, where the GUI presents a visual representation of a room that is adapted to be adjusted in size and shape by user manipulation of a controller; the GUI has a drop and drag menu adapted to selection of an object from a plurality of objects for placement at any selected position within the room; at least one of the objects comprising a loudspeaker; and where the GUI provides for input of data characterizing the loudspeaker. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Djung Nguyen, Ted Dunn, Andy Nguyen, Nobukazu Sugiyama, Lobrenzo Wingo
  • Patent number: 10142562
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method and device that allows efficient mixing of multiple video images with a graphics screen while utilizing only one video buffer. The present invention partitions the sole video buffer, pre-scales the plurality of video images and inserts them into the partitioned video buffer in a predetermined range of buffer addresses. The present invention mixes the partitioned video including the pre-scaled video images with the graphics screen to produce a video display including both a video screen and a graphics screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ted Dunn, James Amendolagine
  • Patent number: 9377941
    Abstract: A method consistent with certain implementations involves in an audio system having an array of a plurality of loudspeakers and a stored speaker map identifying the geometric relationship between the plurality of loudspeakers and a listening position, identifying a location on the speaker map of a Source Origin of a sound; selecting a method of localizing the Source Origin from a plurality of methods of localizing the Source Origin utilizing the array of loudspeakers; and reproducing the sound emanating from the Source Origin using the selected method. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andy Nguyen, Ted Dunn, Lobrenzo Wingo, Djung Nguyen, Nobukazu Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9342927
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for automatically combining computer-generated imagery with real-world imagery in a portable electronic device by retrieving, manipulating, and sharing relevant stored videos, preferably in real time. A video is captured with a hand-held device and stored. Metadata including the camera's physical location and orientation is appended to a data stream, along with user input. The server analyzes the data stream and further annotates the metadata, producing a searchable library of videos and metadata. Later, when a camera user generates a new data stream, the linked server analyzes it, identifies relevant material from the library, retrieves the material and tagged information, adjusts it for proper orientation, then renders and superimposes it onto the current camera view so the user views an augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Suranjit Adhikari, Ted Dunn, Eric Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9286721
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for automatically combining computer-generated imagery with real-world imagery in a portable electronic device by retrieving, manipulating, and sharing relevant stored videos, preferably in real time. A video is captured with a hand-held device and stored. Metadata including the camera's physical location and orientation is appended to a data stream, along with user input. The server analyzes the data stream and further annotates the metadata, producing a searchable library of videos and metadata. Later, when a camera user generates a new data stream, the linked server analyzes it, identifies relevant material from the library, retrieves the material and tagged information, adjusts it for proper orientation, then renders and superimposes it onto the current camera view so the user views an augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Suranjit Adhikari, Ted Dunn, Eric Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9280849
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for automatically combining computer-generated imagery with real-world imagery in a portable electronic device by retrieving, manipulating, and sharing relevant stored videos, preferably in real time. A video is captured with a hand-held device and stored. Metadata including the camera's physical location and orientation is appended to a data stream, along with user input. The server analyzes the data stream and further annotates the metadata, producing a searchable library of videos and metadata. Later, when a camera user generates a new data stream, the linked server analyzes it, identifies relevant material from the library, retrieves the material and tagged information, adjusts it for proper orientation, then renders and superimposes it onto the current camera view so the user views an augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Suranjit Adhikari, Ted Dunn, Eric Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9280852
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for automatically combining computer-generated imagery with real-world imagery in a portable electronic device by retrieving, manipulating, and sharing relevant stored videos, preferably in real time. A video is captured with a hand-held device and stored. Metadata including the camera's physical location and orientation is appended to a data stream, along with user input. The server analyzes the data stream and further annotates the metadata, producing a searchable library of videos and metadata. Later, when a camera user generates a new data stream, the linked server analyzes it, identifies relevant material from the library, retrieves the material and tagged information, adjusts it for proper orientation, then renders and superimposes it onto the current camera view so the user views an augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Suranjit Adhikari, Ted Dunn, Eric Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9280850
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for automatically combining computer-generated imagery with real-world imagery in a portable electronic device by retrieving, manipulating, and sharing relevant stored videos, preferably in real time. A video is captured with a hand-held device and stored. Metadata including the camera's physical location and orientation is appended to a data stream, along with user input. The server analyzes the data stream and further annotates the metadata, producing a searchable library of videos and metadata. Later, when a camera user generates a new data stream, the linked server analyzes it, identifies relevant material from the library, retrieves the material and tagged information, adjusts it for proper orientation, then renders and superimposes it onto the current camera view so the user views an augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Suranjit Adhikari, Ted Dunn, Eric Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9280851
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for automatically combining computer-generated imagery with real-world imagery in a portable electronic device by retrieving, manipulating, and sharing relevant stored videos, preferably in real time. A video is captured with a hand-held device and stored. Metadata including the camera's physical location and orientation is appended to a data stream, along with user input. The server analyzes the data stream and further annotates the metadata, producing a searchable library of videos and metadata. Later, when a camera user generates a new data stream, the linked server analyzes it, identifies relevant material from the library, retrieves the material and tagged information, adjusts it for proper orientation, then renders and superimposes it onto the current camera view so the user views an augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Suranjit Adhikari, Ted Dunn, Eric Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9275499
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for automatically combining computer-generated imagery with real-world imagery in a portable electronic device by retrieving, manipulating, and sharing relevant stored videos, preferably in real time. A video is captured with a hand-held device and stored. Metadata including the camera's physical location and orientation is appended to a data stream, along with user input. The server analyzes the data stream and further annotates the metadata, producing a searchable library of videos and metadata. Later, when a camera user generates a new data stream, the linked server analyzes it, identifies relevant material from the library, retrieves the material and tagged information, adjusts it for proper orientation, then renders and superimposes it onto the current camera view so the user views an augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Suranjit Adhikari, Ted Dunn, Eric Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9245384
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for automatically combining computer-generated imagery with real-world imagery in a portable electronic device by retrieving, manipulating, and sharing relevant stored videos, preferably in real time. A video is captured with a hand-held device and stored. Metadata including the camera's physical location and orientation is appended to a data stream, along with user input. The server analyzes the data stream and further annotates the metadata, producing a searchable library of videos and metadata. Later, when a camera user generates a new data stream, the linked server analyzes it, identifies relevant material from the library, retrieves the material and tagged information, adjusts it for proper orientation, then renders and superimposes it onto the current camera view so the user views an augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Suranjit Adhikari, Ted Dunn, Eric Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9245385
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for automatically combining computer-generated imagery with real-world imagery in a portable electronic device by retrieving, manipulating, and sharing relevant stored videos, preferably in real time. A video is captured with a hand-held device and stored. Metadata including the camera's physical location and orientation is appended to a data stream, along with user input. The server analyzes the data stream and further annotates the metadata, producing a searchable library of videos and metadata. Later, when a camera user generates a new data stream, the linked server analyzes it, identifies relevant material from the library, retrieves the material and tagged information, adjusts it for proper orientation, then renders and superimposes it onto the current camera view so the user views an augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Suranjit Adhikari, Ted Dunn, Eric Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9245386
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for automatically combining computer-generated imagery with real-world imagery in a portable electronic device by retrieving, manipulating, and sharing relevant stored videos, preferably in real time. A video is captured with a hand-held device and stored. Metadata including the camera's physical location and orientation is appended to a data stream, along with user input. The server analyzes the data stream and further annotates the metadata, producing a searchable library of videos and metadata. Later, when a camera user generates a new data stream, the linked server analyzes it, identifies relevant material from the library, retrieves the material and tagged information, adjusts it for proper orientation, then renders and superimposes it onto the current camera view so the user views an augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Suranjit Adhikari, Ted Dunn, Eric Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9066059
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for maintaining smooth video transition between distinct applications includes a processor, a secondary memory and a system memory. In providing a smooth transition between applications, the apparatus and method provides synchronization of the video and graphics components while transitioning from a first application to a second application. If there is no video component in either application, no action is needed to provide a smooth transition between applications, and when only the first application includes a video component, the video component need only be turned off for smooth transition between the applications to occur. When both the first application and the second application include video components, smooth transition between the applications is dependent upon the display window size of the first application in comparison to the second application. A process is triggered according to the size of the display windows of the first and second applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: James Amendolagine, Ted Dunn
  • Publication number: 20150149943
    Abstract: A method consistent with certain implementation involves presenting a graphical user interface (GUI) to a user on a display, where the GUI presents a visual representation of a room that is adapted to be adjusted in size and shape by user manipulation of a controller; the GUI has a drop and drag menu adapted to selection of an object from a plurality of objects for placement at any selected position within the room; at least one of the objects comprising a loudspeaker; and where the GUI provides for input of data characterizing the loudspeaker. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: DJUNG NGUYEN, TED DUNN, ANDY NGUYEN, NOBUKAZU SUGIYAMA, LOBRENZO WINGO
  • Patent number: 9015612
    Abstract: A method consistent with certain implementation involves presenting a graphical user interface (GUI) to a user on a display, where the GUI presents a visual representation of a room that is adapted to be adjusted in size and shape by user manipulation of a controller; the GUI has a drop and drag menu adapted to selection of an object from a plurality of objects for placement at any selected position within the room; at least one of the objects comprising a loudspeaker; and where the GUI provides for input of data characterizing the loudspeaker. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Djung Nguyen, Ted Dunn, Andy Nguyen, Nobukazu Sugiyama, Lobrenzo Wingo
  • Patent number: 8866974
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method and device that allows efficient mixing of multiple video images with a graphics screen while utilizing only one video buffer. The present invention partitions the sole video buffer, pre-scales the plurality of video images and inserts them into the partitioned video buffer in a predetermined range of buffer addresses. The present invention mixes the partitioned video including the pre-scaled video images with the graphics screen to produce a video display including both a video screen and a graphics screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ted Dunn, James Amendolagine
  • Publication number: 20140192265
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for maintaining smooth video transition between distinct applications includes a processor, a secondary memory and a system memory. In providing a smooth transition between applications, the apparatus and method provides synchronization of the video and graphics components while transitioning from a first application to a second application. If there is no video component in either application, no action is needed to provide a smooth transition between applications, and when only the first application includes a video component, the video component need only be turned off for smooth transition between the applications to occur. When both the first application and the second application include video components, smooth transition between the applications is dependent upon the display window size of the first application in comparison to the second application. A process is triggered according to the size of the display windows of the first and second applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: SONY ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: James Amendolagine, Ted Dunn
  • Publication number: 20140152896
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method and device that allows efficient mixing of multiple video images with a graphics screen while utilizing only one video buffer. The present invention partitions the sole video buffer, pre-scales the plurality of video images and inserts them into the partitioned video buffer in a predetermined range of buffer addresses. The present invention mixes the partitioned video including the pre-scaled video images with the graphics screen to produce a video display including both a video screen and a graphics screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicants: SONY ELECTRONICS INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ted Dunn, James Amendolagine
  • Patent number: 8704950
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for maintaining smooth video transition between distinct applications includes a processor, a secondary memory and a system memory. In providing a smooth transition between applications, the apparatus and method provides synchronization of the video and graphics components while transitioning from a first application to a second application. If there is no video component in either application, no action is needed to provide a smooth transition between applications, and when only the first application includes a video component, the video component need only be turned off for smooth transition between the applications to occur. When both the first application and the second application include video components, smooth transition between the applications is dependent upon the display window size of the first application in comparison to the second application. A process is triggered according to the size of the display windows of the first and second applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: James Amendolagine, Ted Dunn