Patents by Inventor Thomas C. Walters

Thomas C. Walters 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: 20190196120
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector holder is sized to fit within an opening for mounting a fiber optic adapter. The fiber optic connector holder is configured to permit a fiber optic connector with a dust cap positioned about a ferrule and a polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule to be inserted within and releasably held by the connector holder. A system for holding fiber optic connectors includes a fiber optic connector holder mounted within an opening in a bulkhead for mounting a fiber optic adapter. The fiber optic connector holder is configured to receive a fiber optic connector with a dust cap mounted about a ferrule and polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule. An optical fiber connector may be held to a bulkhead when the fiber optic connector includes a dust cap mounted about a ferrule and a polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Trevor D. Smith, Thomas C. Tinucci, Cindy S. Walters, James W. Conroy, Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Marlon E. Holmquist
  • Patent number: 9576050
    Abstract: Techniques for generating a playlist include: receiving acoustic information, obtaining seed information based on the acoustic information, identifying audio tracks in an audio library based on the seed information, and generating the playlist using at least some of the identified audio tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Walters, Douglas Eck, Ryan M. Rifkin
  • Patent number: 8497417
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable storage medium generates an audio fingerprint for an input audio clip that is robust to differences in key, instrumentation, and other performance variations. The audio fingerprint comprises a sequence of intervalgrams that represent a melody in an audio clip according pitch intervals between different time points in the audio clip. The fingerprint for an input audio clip can be compared to a set of reference fingerprints in a reference database to determine a matching reference audio clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Richard F. Lyon, Thomas C. Walters, David Ross
  • Patent number: 8440900
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable storage medium generates an audio fingerprint for an input audio clip that is robust to differences in key, instrumentation, and other performance variations. The audio fingerprint includes a sequence of intervalgrams that represent a melody in an audio clip according pitch intervals between different time points in the audio clip. The fingerprint for an input audio clip can be compared to a set of reference fingerprints in a reference database to determine a matching reference audio clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Richard F. Lyon, Thomas C. Walters, David Ross
  • Publication number: 20130000467
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable storage medium generates an audio fingerprint for an input audio clip that is robust to differences in key, instrumentation, and other performance variations. The audio fingerprint comprises a sequence of intervalgrams that represent a melody in an audio clip according pitch intervals between different time points in the audio clip. The fingerprint for an input audio clip can be compared to a set of reference fingerprints in a reference database to determine a matching reference audio clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Richard F. Lyon, Thomas C. Walters, David Ross
  • Publication number: 20120160078
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable storage medium generates an audio fingerprint for an input audio clip that is robust to differences in key, instrumentation, and other performance variations. The audio fingerprint comprises a sequence of intervalgrams that represent a melody in an audio clip according pitch intervals between different time points in the audio clip. The fingerprint for an input audio clip can be compared to a set of reference fingerprints in a reference database to determine a matching reference audio clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Richard F. Lyon, Thomas C. Walters, David Ross
  • Patent number: 8158870
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable storage medium generates an audio fingerprint for an input audio clip that is robust to differences in key, instrumentation, and other performance variations. The audio fingerprint includes a sequence of intervalgrams that represent a melody in an audio clip according pitch intervals between different time points in the audio clip. The fingerprint for an input audio clip can be compared to a set of reference fingerprints in a reference database to determine a matching reference audio clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Richard F. Lyon, Thomas C. Walters, David Ross
  • Publication number: 20110314995
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable storage medium generates an audio fingerprint for an input audio clip that is robust to differences in key, instrumentation, and other performance variations. The audio fingerprint comprises a sequence of intervalgrams that represent a melody in an audio clip according pitch intervals between different time points in the audio clip. The fingerprint for an input audio clip can be compared to a set of reference fingerprints in a reference database to determine a matching reference audio clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Richard F. Lyon, Thomas C. Walters, David Ross