Patents by Inventor Wayne Michelsen

Wayne Michelsen 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: 10169597
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems to apply customized permission settings to protect particular regions of a document, and, in particular, documents that are of a ‘lossy’ encoded media file type, e.g., an MPEG video format. The custom access permission settings may be implemented by obfuscating the protected regions of the original file and then embedding “secret,” e.g., hidden and/or encrypted, versions of the obfuscated regions in parts of the data structure of the original file, e.g., in the form of “layers” that are held within video stream containers. The content of the individual encrypted video stream containers may then be decrypted according to each recipient's permissions and layered on top of the obfuscated regions of the encoded media file before being displayed to the recipient. In some embodiments, additional layers of video may be used to reduce the appearance of aliasing around borders of the protected regions of the encoded media file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Entefy Inc.
    Inventors: Alston Ghafourifar, Wayne Michelsen
  • Patent number: 10037413
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems to apply customized permission settings to protect particular regions of a document, and, in particular, documents that are of a lossy? encoded media file type, e.g., an MPEG video format. The custom access permission settings may be implemented by obfuscating the protected regions of the original file and then embedding “secret,” e.g., hidden and/or encrypted, versions of the obfuscated regions in parts of the data structure of the original file, e.g., in the form of “layers” that are held within video stream containers. The content of the individual encrypted video stream containers may then be decrypted according to each recipient's permissions and layered on top of the obfuscated regions of the encoded media file before being displayed to the recipient. In some embodiments, additional layers of video may be used to reduce the appearance of aliasing around borders of the protected regions of the encoded media file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Entefy Inc.
    Inventors: Alston Ghafourifar, Wayne Michelsen
  • Publication number: 20180189505
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems to apply customized permission settings to protect particular regions of a document, and, in particular, documents that are of a ‘lossy’ encoded media file type, e.g., an MPEG video format. The custom access permission settings may be implemented by obfuscating the protected regions of the original file and then embedding “secret,” e.g., hidden and/or encrypted, versions of the obfuscated regions in parts of the data structure of the original file, e.g., in the form of “layers” that are held within video stream containers. The content of the individual encrypted video stream containers may then be decrypted according to each recipient's permissions and layered on top of the obfuscated regions of the encoded media file before being displayed to the recipient. In some embodiments, additional layers of video may be used to reduce the appearance of aliasing around borders of the protected regions of the encoded media file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Alston Ghafourifar, Wayne Michelsen
  • Publication number: 20180189461
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems to apply customized permission settings to protect particular regions of a document, and, in particular, documents that are of a ‘lossy’ encoded media file type, e.g., an MPEG video format. The custom access permission settings may be implemented by obfuscating the protected regions of the original file and then embedding “secret,” e.g., hidden and/or encrypted, versions of the obfuscated regions in parts of the data structure of the original file, e.g., in the form of “layers” that are held within video stream containers. The content of the individual encrypted video stream containers may then be decrypted according to each recipient's permissions and layered on top of the obfuscated regions of the encoded media file before being displayed to the recipient. In some embodiments, additional layers of video may be used to reduce the appearance of aliasing around borders of the protected regions of the encoded media file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Alston Ghafourifar, Wayne Michelsen
  • Patent number: 8687691
    Abstract: An array encoding system and method for use with high definition digital video data streams includes method and means for analyzing the incoming data stream, splitting the data stream in accordance with video complexity or other criteria, encoding each of the subsidiary data streams in accordance with a desired encoding standard, and combining the data streams to generate an output. The encoding system and method is particularly suited to encoding data streams to provide an output with is substantially consistent with the H.264 video communications standard. The system and method are scalable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Wayne Michelsen, Jean Dumouchel
  • Patent number: 7512278
    Abstract: An array encoding system and method for use with high definition digital video data streams includes method and means for analyzing the incoming data stream, splitting the data stream in accordance with video complexity or other criteria, encoding each of the subsidiary data streams in accordance with a desired encoding standard, and combining the data streams to generate an output. The encoding system and method is particularly suited to encoding data streams to provide an output with is substantially consistent with the H.264 video communications standard. The system and method are scalable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Modulus Video Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Magee, Wayne Michelsen, Jean Dumouchel, Randall S. May, Peter Michael Emanuel, Robert S. Robinett
  • Publication number: 20050243922
    Abstract: An array encoding system and method for use with high definition digital video data streams includes method and means for analyzing the incoming data stream, splitting the data stream in accordance with video complexity or other criteria, encoding each of the subsidiary data streams in accordance with a desired encoding standard, and combining the data streams to generate an output. The encoding system and method is particularly suited to encoding data streams to provide an output with is substantially consistent with the H.264 video communications standard. The system and method are scalable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Modulus Video, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Magee, Wayne Michelsen, Jean Dumouchel, Robert Robinett, Peter Emanuel
  • Publication number: 20050058207
    Abstract: An array encoding system and method for use with high definition digital video data streams includes method and means for analyzing the incoming data stream, splitting the data stream in accordance with video complexity or other criteria, encoding each of the subsidiary data streams in accordance with a desired encoding standard, and combining the data streams to generate an output. The encoding system and method is particularly suited to encoding data streams to provide an output with is substantially consistent with the H.264 video communications standard. The system and method are scalable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Magee, Wayne Michelsen, Jean Dumouchel, Randall May, Peter Emanuel, Robert Robinett