Patents by Inventor William Law

William Law 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: 20190215362
    Abstract: An Internet infrastructure delivery platform (e.g., operated by a service provider) provides an overlay network (a server infrastructure) that is used to facilitate “second screen” end user media experiences. In this approach, first media content, which is typically either live on-demand, is being rendered on a first content device (e.g., a television, Blu-Ray disk or another source). That first media content may be delivered by servers in the overlay network. One or multiple end user second content devices are then adapted to be associated with the first content source, preferably, via the overlay network, to facilitate second screen end user experiences (on the second content devices).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Kristofer Alexander, Andrew F. Champagne, F. Thomson Leighton, Robert Neville, William Law
  • Patent number: 10291734
    Abstract: Live stream delivery within a content delivery network (CDN) includes recording the stream using a recording tier, and playing the stream using a player tier. Recording begins when the stream is received in a source format. The stream is then converted into an intermediate format (IF), which comprises a stream manifest, one or more fragment indexes (FI), and a set of IF fragments. A player process begins when a requesting client is associated with a CDN HTTP proxy. In response to receipt at the proxy of a request for the stream, the HTTP proxy retrieves (either from the archive or the data store) the stream manifest and at least one fragment index. Using the fragment index, the IF fragments are retrieved to the HTTP proxy, converted to a target format, and then served in response to the client request. Preferably, fragments are accessed, cached and served by the proxy via HTTP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Knox, Philip A. Lisiecki, James Mutton, Chuck Bernard, Ashok Lalwani, William Law, Thomas Devanneaux
  • Patent number: 10237334
    Abstract: An Internet infrastructure delivery platform (e.g., operated by a service provider) provides an overlay network (a server infrastructure) that is used to facilitate “second screen” end user media experiences. In this approach, first media content, which is typically either live on-demand, is being rendered on a first content device (e.g., a television, Blu-Ray disk or other source). That first media content may be delivered by servers in the overlay network. One or multiple end user second content devices are then adapted to be associated with the first content source, preferably, via the overlay network, to facilitate second screen end user experiences (on the second content devices).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristofer Alexander, Andrew F. Champagne, F. Thomson Leighton, Robert Neville, William Law
  • Publication number: 20170111464
    Abstract: Live stream delivery within a content delivery network (CDN) includes recording the stream using a recording tier, and playing the stream using a player tier. Recording begins when the stream is received in a source format. The stream is then converted into an intermediate format (IF), which comprises a stream manifest, one or more fragment indexes (FI), and a set of IF fragments. A player process begins when a requesting client is associated with a CDN HTTP proxy. In response to receipt at the proxy of a request for the stream, the HTTP proxy retrieves (either from the archive or the data store) the stream manifest and at least one fragment index. Using the fragment index, the IF fragments are retrieved to the HTTP proxy, converted to a target format, and then served in response to the client request. Preferably, fragments are accessed, cached and served by the proxy via HTTP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher R. Knox, Philip A. Lisiecki, James Mutton, Chuck Bernard, Ashok Lalwani, William Law, Thomas Devanneaux
  • Patent number: 9485238
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for preventing unauthorized access to online content, including in particular streaming video and other media, are provided. In various embodiments, techniques are provided to authorize users and to authenticate clients (e.g., client media players) to a content delivery system. The content delivery system may comprise a content delivery network with one or more content or “edge” servers therein. The requesting client is sent a program at the time of content delivery. The program may be embedded in the content stream, or sent outside of the stream. The program contains instructions that are executed by the client and cause it to return identifying information to the content delivery system, which can then determine whether the client player is recognized and, if so, authorized to view the content. Unrecognized and/or altered players may be prevented from viewing the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Knox, William Law, Thomas Devanneaux, Nicholas Shayne Brookins, Akinwale Olugbemiga Olugbile
  • Patent number: 9205963
    Abstract: A thermoplastic, biodegradable polymer blend having a high surface energy and good adhesion without the need for pretreatment, is made up of starch in the range 10% to 60% by weight of the polymer blend, at least one further carrier polymers in the range 40% to 90% by weight of the polymer blend and one or more process aids in the range 0% to 0.5% by weight of the polymer blend. The polymer blends typically have a surface energy after processing of at least 40 mN/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Biome Bioplastics Limited
    Inventors: Paul William Law, Tony Longdon, Daniel Arnillas Perez, Maria Begona Gomis Gomis
  • Patent number: 9062186
    Abstract: A bio-resin composition contains cellulose acetate and a biodegradable secondary polymer in a ratio of at least 10:1 by weight of the total weight of the composition wherein the secondary polymer is an aliphatic polyester such as polybutylene succinate or an aliphatic co-polyester such as polybutylene succinate adipate or an aliphatic/aromatic polyester such as polybutylene adipate terephthalate. The secondary polymer may be present in an amount up to 10% by weight, more preferably up to 6% by weight and more preferably still in the range 2% to 3% by weight of the total weight of the composition where the combined amount of secondary polymer and cellulose acetate may be up to 85% of the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Biome Bioplastics Limited
    Inventors: Tony Longdon, Paul William Law, Kevin Sillence, David John Wetters, Daniel Arnillas Perez
  • Patent number: 9055226
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for using tracking data to control the functions of an automated fixture. Examples of automated fixtures include light fixtures and camera fixtures. A method includes obtaining a first position of a tracking unit. The tracking unit includes an inertial measurement unit and a visual indicator configured to be tracked by a camera. A first distance is computed between the automated fixture and the first position and it is used to set a function of the automated fixture to a first setting. A second position of the tracking unit is obtained. A second distance between the automated fixture and the second position is computed, and the second distance is used to set the function of the automated fixture to a second setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: CAST Group of Companies Inc.
    Inventors: Gilray Densham, Justin Eichel, Kwok Wai William Law, Weibo Qin, Florentin Christoph von Frankenberg
  • Publication number: 20140337958
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for preventing unauthorized access to online content, including in particular streaming video and other media, are provided. In various embodiments, techniques are provided to authorize users and to authenticate clients (e.g., client media players) to a content delivery system. The content delivery system may comprise a content delivery network with one or more content or “edge” servers therein. The requesting client is sent a program at the time of content delivery. The program may be embedded in the content stream, or sent outside of the stream. The program contains instructions that are executed by the client and cause it to return identifying information to the content delivery system, which can then determine whether the client player is recognized and, if so, authorized to view the content. Unrecognized and/or altered players may be prevented from viewing the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Knox, William Law, Thomas Devanneaux, Nicholas Shayne Brookins, Akinwale Olugbemiga Olugbile
  • Publication number: 20140195653
    Abstract: An Internet infrastructure delivery platform (e.g., operated by a service provider) provides an overlay network (a server infrastructure) that is used to facilitate “second screen” end user media experiences. In this approach, first media content, which is typically either live on-demand, is being rendered on a first content device (e.g., a television, Blu-Ray disk or other source). That first media content may be delivered by servers in the overlay network. One or multiple end user second content devices are then adapted to be associated with the first content source, preferably, via the overlay network, to facilitate second screen end user experiences (on the second content devices).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristofer Alexander, Andrew F. Champagne, F. Thomson Leighton, Robert Neville, William Law
  • Publication number: 20140087106
    Abstract: A thermoplastic, biodegradable polymer blend showing high surface energy and good adhesion without the need for pre-treatment consists of starch in the range 10% to 60% by weight of the polymer blend, one or more further carrier polymers in the range 40% to 90% by weight of the polymer blend and one or more process aids in the range 0% to 0.5% by weight of the polymer blend. The polymer blends typically have a surface energy after processing of at least 40 mN/m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Biome Bioplastics Limited
    Inventors: Paul William Law, Tony Longdon, Daniel Arnillas Perez, Maria Begona Gomis Gomis
  • Publication number: 20140087083
    Abstract: A starch based polymer blend suitable for extrusion coating, lamination of paper, film, coated or metallised film, foil, and fibrous webs comprises starch in the range 10% to 60% by weight of the polymer blend, one or more further carrier polymers in the range 40% to 90% by weight of the polymer blend, and optionally one or more process aids in the range 0% to 0.1% by weight of the polymer blend wherein the polymer blend has a melt flow index of at least 10 g/10 min (5 kg, 190 C).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Biome Bioplastics Limited
    Inventors: Paul William Law, Tony Longdon, Daniel Arnillas Perez, Maria Begona Gomis Gomis
  • Publication number: 20120238673
    Abstract: A bio-resin composition contains cellulose acetate and a biodegradable secondary polymer in a ratio of at least 10:1 by weight of the total weight of the composition wherein the secondary polymer is an aliphatic polyester such as polybutylene succinate or an aliphatic co-polyester such as polybutylene succinate adipate or an aliphatic/aromatic polyester such as polybutylene adipate terephthalate. The secondary polymer may be present in an amount up to 10% by weight, more preferably up to 6% by weight and more preferably still in the range 2% to 3% by weight of the total weight of the composition where the combined amount of secondary polymer and cellulose acetate may be up to 85% of the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: BIOME BIOPLASTICS LIMITED
    Inventors: Tony Longdon, Paul William Law, Kevin Sillence, David John Wetters, Daniel Arnillas Perez
  • Publication number: 20080021786
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a system for electronic distribution of media. The system includes media which has instructions having contact information, a unique code identifying the media and an advertisement associated therewith. The system also includes a computing device configured to transmit an electronic message based on the contact information requesting electronic content corresponding to the media, the electronic message including the unique code. The system further includes a server configured to store the electronic content and to catalogue the electronic content by the unique code. The server is further configured to determine effectiveness of the advertisement based on number of electronic messages requesting electronic content corresponding to the media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: Primiro LLC
    Inventors: Are Stenberg, Nikolai Petchenikov, Stephen Sogin, William Law, Jonathan Stark
  • Publication number: 20070257025
    Abstract: A probe comprises a small “consumable” probe substrate permanently mounted to a circuit-under-test. The probe substrate includes a high-fidelity signal pathway, which is inserted into a conductor of the circuit-under-test, and a high-bandwidth sensing circuit which senses the signal-under-test as it propagates along the signal pathway. The probe substrate further includes a probe socket for receiving a detachable interconnect to a measurement instrument. Power is alternatively supplied to the probe by the circuit-under-test or the interconnect. When the interconnect is attached, control signals from the measurement instrument are supplied to the sensing circuit and the output of the sensing circuit is supplied to the measurement instrument. In one embodiment, the sensing circuit uses high-breakdown transistors in order to avoid the use of passive attenuation. In a further embodiment, the sensing circuit includes broadband directional sensing circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Nordstrom, William Law, Mark Nightingale, Einar Traa, Ira Pollock
  • Publication number: 20070164730
    Abstract: A wide bandwidth attenuator input circuit for a measurement probe has a Z0 attenuator circuit coupled in series with a compensated RC attenuator circuit. The series attenuator elements of the Z0 and the compensated RC attenuator circuits are coupled via a controlled impedance transmission line to the shunt attenuator elements of the Z0 and the compensated RC attenuator circuits. The shunt element of the Z0 attenuator element terminates the transmission line in its characteristic impedance. The junction of the series and shunt attenuator elements are coupled to the input of a buffer amplifier. At low and intermediate frequencies, the compensated RC attenuator circuit attenuates an input signal while at high frequencies, the compensated RC attenuator circuit acts as a short and the Z0 attenuator circuits attenuates the input signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Ira Pollock, William Hagerup, Paul Chastain, William Law
  • Publication number: 20070164731
    Abstract: A wide bandwidth attenuator input circuit for a measurement probe has a Z0 attenuator circuit coupled in series with a compensated RC attenuator circuit. The series attenuator elements of the Z0 and the compensated RC attenuator circuits are coupled via a controlled impedance transmission line to the shunt attenuator elements of the Z0 and the compensated RC attenuator circuits. The shunt element of the Z0 attenuator element terminates the transmission line in its characteristic impedance. The junction of the series and shunt attenuator elements are coupled to the input of a buffer amplifier. At low and intermediate frequencies, the compensated RC attenuator circuit attenuates an input signal while at high frequencies, the compensated RC attenuator circuit acts as a short and the Z0 attenuator circuits attenuates the input signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Ira Pollock, William Hagerup, Paul Chastain, William Law
  • Publication number: 20070154131
    Abstract: A variable attenuation signal acquisition probing system and voltage measurement system uses an optical cavity to acquire a signal under test. The probing system has an optical transmitter and receiver that are coupled to the optical cavity via an optical transmission system. The optical cavity has an electrode structure having apertures formed in the optical cavity that are parallel to propagation path of the optical signal within the cavity. A modulated optical signal is generated by the optical cavity in response to the signal under test creating an electro-magnetic field distribution in electro-optic material in the optical cavity that overlaps the optical path of the optical signal propagating in the optical cavity which varies the index of refraction of electro-optic material in the optical path. Changes in the polarization state of the optical signal attenuates the magnitude of the output electrical signal of the optical receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: TEKTRONIX, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Yakymyshyn, Timothy Piwonka-Corle, William Law, William Hagerup
  • Publication number: 20060284681
    Abstract: A wide bandwidth attenuator input circuit for a measurement probe has a Z0 attenuator circuit coupled in series with a compensated RC attenuator circuit. The series attenuator elements of the Z0 and the compensated RC attenuator circuits are coupled via a controlled impedance transmission line to the shunt attenuator elements of the Z0 and the compensated RC attenuator circuits. The shunt element of the Z0 attenuator element terminates the transmission line in its characteristic impedance. The junction of the series and shunt attenuator elements are coupled to the input of a buffer amplifier. At low and intermediate frequencies, the compensated RC attenuator circuit attenuates an input signal while at high frequencies, the compensated RC attenuator circuit acts as a short and the Z0 attenuator circuits attenuates the input signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Ira Pollock, William Hagerup, Paul Chastain, William Law
  • Publication number: 20050266733
    Abstract: A attachable/detachable probing tip system has a housing that includes a probing tip mounting member and opposing substantially orthogonal attachment arms extending from the probing tip mounting member. The attachment arms define an inner surface of the probing tip mounting member in which is disposed at least a first a non-compressive set, resilient member. First and second probing tips are disposed over the non-compressive, resilient member and secured to the housing by latching means. The attachable/detachable probing tip system allows mounting of the probing tips to probing contacts on a device under test without a measurement probe being attached. The attachment arms allows a measurement probe to be attached and detached to the probing tip system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: Jim Martin, Marc Gessford, William Pooley, William Law, Ira Pollock, William Hagerup