Patents by Inventor Thomas Graeme Nattress

Thomas Graeme Nattress 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: 10582168
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to highly compress video data in a visually lossless manner. The camera can be configured to transform blue, red, and/or green image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The camera can be configured to transform at least a portion of the green image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The data can then be compressed and stored in this form. This allows a user to reconstruct the red, blue, and/or green image data to obtain the original raw data or a modified version of the original raw data that is visually lossless when demosaiced. Additionally, the data can be processed in a manner in which at least some of the green image elements are demosaiced first and then the red, blue, and/or some green elements are reconstructed based on values of the demosaiced green image elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress, Richard Greene, Uday Mathur
  • Patent number: 10382696
    Abstract: An image data processing system can include one or more processors, a first video output port, and a second video output port. The one or more processors can: receive an encoded stream of digital motion picture image data encoded using an encoding function; generate a first monitoring data stream from the encoded stream using a first decoding function, the first monitoring data stream including first image data; and generate a second monitoring data stream from the encoded stream using a second decoding function different from the first decoding function, the second monitoring data stream including second image data having a narrower brightness range than the first image data. The first and second video output ports can output the first and second monitoring data streams for display in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Publication number: 20190141250
    Abstract: An image data processing system can include one or more processors, a first video output port, and a second video output port. The one or more processors can: receive an encoded stream of digital motion picture image data encoded using an encoding function; generate a first monitoring data stream from the encoded stream using a first decoding function, the first monitoring data stream including first image data; and generate a second monitoring data stream from the encoded stream using a second decoding function different from the first decoding function, the second monitoring data stream including second image data having a narrower brightness range than the first image data. The first and second video output ports can output the first and second monitoring data streams for display in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Publication number: 20190124302
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to highly compress video data in a visually lossless manner. The camera can be configured to transform blue, red, and/or green image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The camera can be configured to transform at least a portion of the green image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The data can then be compressed and stored in this form. This allows a user to reconstruct the red, blue, and/or green image data to obtain the original raw data or a modified version of the original raw data that is visually lossless when demosaiced. Additionally, the data can be processed in a manner in which at least some of the green image elements are demosaiced first and then the red, blue, and/or some green elements are reconstructed based on values of the demosaiced green image elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress, Richard Greene, Uday Mathur
  • Patent number: 10203585
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a method for assisting the adjusting of a focus of an image includes providing a graphical representation of a detected image. The method can also include receiving an indication of a user selection of a region of the image and providing a magnified graphical representation of the selected image region. The method may further include providing a graphical indication of a degree of focus for at least a portion of the selected image region. The graphical indication in some instances is visually correlated with the magnified graphical representation of the selected image region. The size, shape, and/or color of the graphical indication in some instances can be correlated with the degree of focus for at least a portion of the selected image region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Peter Jarred Land, Deanan DaSilva, Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Patent number: 10187588
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a camera includes an image sensor within a camera housing that converts light entering the camera housing through an optical filter into digital image data. The optical filter can have a variable opacity. A processor in communication with the image sensor identifies operation settings for the optical filter and adjusts an opacity level of the optical filter over an exposure period in accordance with the operation settings for the optical filter. In addition, the processor modifies values of the digital image data based at least on the operation settings for the optical filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Wayne Davis, Robert Rose, Thomas Graeme Nattress, Peter Jarred Land, James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 10122928
    Abstract: An image data processing system can include one or more processors, a first video output port, and a second video output port. The one or more processors can: receive an encoded stream of digital motion picture image data encoded using an encoding function; generate a first monitoring data stream from the encoded stream using a first decoding function, the first monitoring data stream including first image data; and generate a second monitoring data stream from the encoded stream using a second decoding function different from the first decoding function, the second monitoring data stream including second image data having a narrower brightness range than the first image data. The first and second video output ports can output the first and second monitoring data streams for display in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Publication number: 20180146125
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a camera includes an image sensor within a camera housing that converts light entering the camera housing through an optical filter into digital image data. The optical filter can have a variable opacity. A processor in communication with the image sensor identifies operation settings for the optical filter and adjusts an opacity level of the optical filter over an exposure period in accordance with the operation settings for the optical filter. In addition, the processor modifies values of the digital image data based at least on the operation settings for the optical filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Anthony Wayne Davis, Robert Rose, Thomas Graeme Nattress, Peter Jarred Land, James H. Jannard
  • Publication number: 20180143511
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a method for assisting the adjusting of a focus of an image includes providing a graphical representation of a detected image. The method can also include receiving an indication of a user selection of a region of the image and providing a magnified graphical representation of the selected image region. The method may further include providing a graphical indication of a degree of focus for at least a portion of the selected image region. The graphical indication in some instances is visually correlated with the magnified graphical representation of the selected image region. The size, shape, and/or color of the graphical indication in some instances can be correlated with the degree of focus for at least a portion of the selected image region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Peter Jarred Land, Deanan DaSilva, Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Publication number: 20180124290
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera configured to capture, compress, and store video image data in a memory of the video camera at a rate of at least about twenty three frames per second. The video image data can be mosaiced image data, and the compressed, mosaiced image data may remain substantially visually lossless upon decompression and demosaicing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Publication number: 20180070061
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to highly compress video data in a visually lossless manner. The camera can be configured to transform blue, red, and/or green image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The camera can be configured to transform at least a portion of the green image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The data can then be compressed and stored in this form. This allows a user to reconstruct the red, blue, and/or green image data to obtain the original raw data or a modified version of the original raw data that is visually lossless when demosaiced. Additionally, the data can be processed in a manner in which at least some of the green image elements are demosaiced first and then the red, blue, and/or some green elements are reconstructed based on values of the demosaiced green image elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress, Richard Greene, Uday Mathur
  • Patent number: 9876970
    Abstract: Certain cameras and systems described herein produce enhanced dynamic range still or video images. The images can also have controlled or reduced motion artifacts. Moreover, the cameras and systems in some cases allow the dynamic range and/or motion artifacts to be tuned to achieve a desired cinematic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress, Bimal Mathur, Uday Mathur, Deanan DaSilva, Peter Jarred Land
  • Patent number: 9854180
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a camera includes an image sensor within a camera housing that converts light entering the camera housing through an optical filter into digital image data. The optical filter can have a variable opacity. A processor in communication with the image sensor identifies operation settings for the optical filter and adjusts an opacity level of the optical filter over an exposure period in accordance with the operation settings for the optical filter. In addition, the processor modifies values of the digital image data based at least on the operation settings for the optical filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Wayne Davis, Robert Rose, Thomas Graeme Nattress, Peter Jarred Land, James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 9787878
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera configured to capture, compress, and store video image data in a memory of the video camera at a rate of at least about twenty three frames per second. The video image data can be mosaiced image data, and the compressed, mosaiced image data may remain substantially visually lossless upon decompression and demosaicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Patent number: 9716866
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to highly compress video data in a visually lossless manner. The camera can be configured to transform blue, red, and/or green image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The camera can be configured to transform at least a portion of the green image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The data can then be compressed and stored in this form. This allows a user to reconstruct the red, blue, and/or green image data to obtain the original raw data or a modified version of the original raw data that is visually lossless when demosacied. Additionally, the data can be processed in a manner in which at least some of the green image elements are demosaiced first and then the red, blue, and/or some green elements are reconstructed based on values of the demosaiced green image elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress, Richard Greene, Uday Mathur
  • Patent number: 9690168
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a method for assisting the adjusting of a focus of an image includes providing a graphical representation of a detected image. The method can also include receiving an indication of a user selection of a region of the image and providing a magnified graphical representation of the selected image region. The method may further include providing a graphical indication of a degree of focus for at least a portion of the selected image region. The graphical indication in some instances is visually correlated with the magnified graphical representation of the selected image region. The size, shape, and/or color of the graphical indication in some instances can be correlated with the degree of focus for at least a portion of the selected image region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Peter Jarred Land, Deanan DaSilva, Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Patent number: 9692958
    Abstract: Focus assist systems and methods for imaging devices are provided. The focus assist systems and methods display focus level data to a user. There are a variety of methods of displaying focus level data to a user, including, but not limited to, graphs, highlights, symbols, and varied levels of brightness or color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Publication number: 20170094205
    Abstract: Certain cameras and systems described herein produce enhanced dynamic range still or video images. The images can also have controlled or reduced motion artifacts. Moreover, the cameras and systems in some cases allow the dynamic range and/or motion artifacts to be tuned to achieve a desired cinematic effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress, Bimal Mathur, Uday Mathur, Deanan DaSilva, Peter Jarred Land
  • Patent number: 9596385
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera configured to capture, compress, and store video image data in a memory of the video camera at a rate of at least about twenty three frames per second. The video image data can be mosaiced image data, and the compressed, mosaiced image data may remain substantially visually lossless upon decompression and demosaicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: RED.COM, INC.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Publication number: 20170070681
    Abstract: An image data processing system can include one or more processors, a first video output port, and a second video output port. The one or more processors can: receive an encoded stream of digital motion picture image data encoded using an encoding function; generate a first monitoring data stream from the encoded stream using a first decoding function, the first monitoring data stream including first image data; and generate a second monitoring data stream from the encoded stream using a second decoding function different from the first decoding function, the second monitoring data stream including second image data having a narrower brightness range than the first image data. The first and second video output ports can output the first and second monitoring data streams for display in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Graeme Nattress