Patents by Inventor William Redmann

William Redmann 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: 20210051432
    Abstract: A method for generating loudspeaker signals associated with a target screen size is disclosed. The method includes receiving a bit stream containing encoded higher order ambisonics signals, the encoded higher order ambisonics signals describing a sound field associated with a production screen size. The method further includes decoding the encoded higher order ambisonics signals to obtain a first set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals representing dominant components of the sound field and a second set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals representing ambient components of the sound field. The method also includes combining the first set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals and the second set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals to produce a combined set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter JAX, Johannes BOEHM, William REDMANN
  • Patent number: 10771912
    Abstract: A method for generating loudspeaker signals associated with a target screen size is disclosed. The method includes receiving a bit stream containing encoded higher order ambisonics signals, the encoded higher order ambisonics signals describing a sound field associated with a production screen size. The method further includes decoding the encoded higher order ambisonics signals to obtain a first set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals representing dominant components of the sound field and a second set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals representing ambient components of the sound field. The method also includes combining the first set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals and the second set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals to produce a combined set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Jax, Johannes Boehm, William Redmann
  • Publication number: 20190297446
    Abstract: A method for generating loudspeaker signals associated with a target screen size is disclosed. The method includes receiving a bit stream containing encoded higher order ambisonics signals, the encoded higher order ambisonics signals describing a sound field associated with a production screen size. The method further includes decoding the encoded higher order ambisonics signals to obtain a first set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals representing dominant components of the sound field and a second set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals representing ambient components of the sound field. The method also includes combining the first set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals and the second set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals to produce a combined set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter JAX, Johannes BOEHM, William REDMANN
  • Patent number: 10299062
    Abstract: A method for generating loudspeaker signals associated with a target screen size is disclosed. The method includes receiving a bit stream containing encoded higher order ambisonics signals, the encoded higher order ambisonics signals describing a sound field associated with a production screen size. The method further includes decoding the encoded higher order ambisonics signals to obtain a first set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals representing dominant components of the sound field and a second set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals representing ambient components of the sound field. The method also includes combining the first set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals and the second set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals to produce a combined set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Jax, Johannes Boehm, William Redmann
  • Publication number: 20190014220
    Abstract: A method that generates notifications for mobile devices based on environmental factors includes detecting an event, determining at least one environmental factor value, and generating a notification based at least partly on the event and the at least one environmental factor value. Notifications for mobile devices are identified, generated, and/or modified based on environmental factors such as location, position, orientation, and proximity to other devices. User feedback may be received and used to generate and update notification profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Joel FOGELSON, William REDMANN
  • Publication number: 20180007355
    Abstract: A method for transmitting video content segments includes providing Low Frame Rate (LFR) and High Frame Rate (HFR) encoding mode designations for video content segments having static scenes and scenes with motion, respectively. Each video content segment is encoded accordance with its encoding mode designation and then transmitted with its encoding mode designation to enable retrieval and decoding by a decoder. Encoded video content appears as LFR content for processing as LFR content by equipment unaware of the present encoding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Thierry BOREL, Pierre Hugues ROUTHIER, William REDMANN
  • Publication number: 20170105019
    Abstract: A method for processing high frame rate source content includes tiling images of the source content into at least one image block having a second frame rate lower than the high frame rate of the source content. After tiling, at least one operation on the at least one image block is performed. Successive images tiled in the at least one image block are then selected for sequential display at the high frame rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: William REDMANN, Pierre Hugues Routhier
  • Publication number: 20160337778
    Abstract: A method for generating loudspeaker signals associated with a target screen size is disclosed. The method includes receiving a bit stream containing encoded higher order ambisonics signals, the encoded higher order ambisonics signals describing a sound field associated with a production screen size. The method further includes decoding the encoded higher order ambisonics signals to obtain a first set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals representing dominant components of the sound field and a second set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals representing ambient components of the sound field. The method also includes combining the first set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals and the second set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals to produce a combined set of decoded higher order ambisonics signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Jax, Johannes Boehm, William Redmann
  • Patent number: 9451363
    Abstract: An advantage of Ambisonics representation is that the reproduction of the sound field can be adapted individually to nearly any given loudspeaker position arrangement. The invention allows systematic adaptation of the playback of spatial sound field-oriented audio to its linked visible objects, by applying space warping processing as disclosed in EP 11305845.7. The reference size (or the viewing angle from a reference listening position) of the screen used in the content production is encoded and transmitted as metadata together with the content, or the decoder knows the actual size of the target screen with respect to a fixed reference screen size. The decoder warps the sound field in such a manner that all sound objects in the direction of the screen are compressed or stretched according to the ratio of the size of the target screen and the size of the reference screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Jax, Johannes Boehm, William Redmann
  • Publication number: 20130236039
    Abstract: An advantage of Ambisonics representation is that the reproduction of the sound field can be adapted individually to nearly any given loudspeaker position arrangement. The invention allows systematic adaptation of the playback of spatial sound field-oriented audio to its linked visible objects, by applying space warping processing as disclosed in EP 11305845.7. The reference size (or the viewing angle from a reference listening position) of the screen used in the content production is encoded and transmitted as metadata together with the content, or the decoder knows the actual size of the target screen with respect to a fixed reference screen size. The decoder warps the sound field in such a manner that all sound objects in the direction of the screen are compressed or stretched according to the ratio of the size of the target screen and the size of the reference screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Peter Jax, Johannes Boehm, William Redmann
  • Publication number: 20070140510
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed to permit real time, distributed acoustic performance by multiple musicians at remote locations. The latency of the communication channel is reflected in the audio monitor used by the performer. This allows a natural accommodation to be made by the musician. Simultaneous remote acoustic performances are played together at each location, though not necessarily simultaneously at all locations. This allows locations having low latency connections to retain some of their advantage. The amount of induced latency can be overridden by each musician. The method preferably employs a CODEC able to aesthetically synthesize packets missing from the audio stream in real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: eJamming, Inc.
    Inventor: William Redmann
  • Publication number: 20070039449
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus are disclosed to permit real time, distributed performance by multiple musicians at remote locations, and for recording that collaboration. The latency of the communication channel is transferred to the behavior of the local instrument so that a natural accommodation is made by the musician. This allows musical events that actually occur simultaneously at remote locations to be played together at each location, though not necessarily simultaneously at all locations. This allows locations having low latency connections to retain some of their advantage. Artifacts resulting from an unreliable communication channel, for instance dropouts and jitter, are eliminated in the recorded performance. Limitations of communications bandwidth are managed in real time, with full fidelity restored in the recording.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: eJamming, Inc.
    Inventor: William Redmann
  • Publication number: 20070044156
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed that test the configuration of routers and firewalls interposed between a computer on which an application runs and a network, and determine if the configuration is suitable for the application to operate correctly. When the configuration is not correct, appropriate advice is given.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: eJamming, Inc.
    Inventor: William Redmann
  • Publication number: 20060025282
    Abstract: An exercise computer monitors the exercises of a user, especially a child, and provides rewards for exercises done well and regularly, thereby motivating the user. Rewards take the form of video games, cartoons, music, and merchant coupons. The exercise computer also provides encouragement and advice as the user progresses in skill level. Exercises may be prescribed. A record of exercise performance can be produced, to track the user's progress over time. The system and method can readily utilize the current install base of handheld computers and video games pre-existing in the marketplace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventor: William Redmann
  • Publication number: 20050163462
    Abstract: An archive of motion picture assets having reduced physical volume and method of manufacture are disclosed. All B-negative, trims and outs, sound rolls, mag, dailies, work prints, scripts, and reports are manually consolidated and indexed by a computer database retain accessibility. The consolidated assets are digitized and made available in thumbnail versions to users remote from the archive, thereby increasing the availability, usability, security, and value of the consolidated assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2004
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Buell Pratt, William Redmann
  • Publication number: 20050165840
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed to enhance access to an archive of motion picture assets for which the storage volume has been physically reduced. All B-negative, trims and outs, sound rolls, mag, dailies, work prints, scripts, and reports are manually consolidated and indexed by a computer database retain accessibility. The consolidated assets are digitized and made available in thumbnail versions to users remote from the archive, thereby increasing the availability, usability, security, and value of the consolidated assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2004
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Buell Pratt, Robert Bailey, William Redmann