Patents by Inventor Yoram Levy

Yoram Levy 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: 5408681
    Abstract: An automatic repeater station, sometimes called a relay system, is disclo. The relay system receives signals, preferably at one band of frequencies, then filters and restores their inherent information, and finally transmits the restored information, preferably at another band of frequencies. Unlike the prior art systems utilizing transceivers and electronically tunable filters, the present invention uses separate receivers and transmitters and is devoid of electronically tunable filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Elliott L. Ressler, Yoram Levy, Douglas A. Bancroft
  • Patent number: 5170251
    Abstract: A method and apparatus in which data defining a high definition video frame are written into a memory in a manner so that the data can be linearly accessed from the memory in a selected (interlaced or progressive) format. In a preferred embodiment in which the data are written into a two megabyte memory in blocks of 128 pixels, with a 14-bit address for each block, the invention enables SMPTE-240M format high definition video data to be written into memory in a manner so that the data can be linearly accessed from memory in either an interlaced format or a progressive format. In an embodiment for storing (1920.times.1080)=2,073,600 pixels defining a high definition video frame, the apparatus of the invention includes a two megabyte memory and a thirty-two kilobyte PROM (or PAL) circuit. The thirty-two kilobyte circuit implements two look-up tables, each having a size of 16,384 bytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Sony Corporation of America
    Inventor: Yoram Levy
  • Patent number: 5155586
    Abstract: A method and system for digitally performing flare correction on digitized color film images. Each digitized image may include a red data stream, a blue data stream, and a green data stream collectively corresponding to a digitized color image (or frame). The system of the invention digitally generates flare correction signals, and employs the flare correction signals to compensate for undesired luminance variations from frame to frame within each color channel. In a preferred embodiment, the system also generates lift variation correction signals, and employs these signals to achieve a desired balance between the color channels. In one embodiment, the invention generates digitized color film images from a motion picture film, and digitally performs flare correction on the digitized images to correct for changes in the average luminance of consecutive images, and lift correction to achieve a desired balance between red, blue, and green color channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Assignee: Sony Corporation of America
    Inventors: Yoram Levy, David O. Hodgson