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Esteban Raul Torres, James Edward Burns, David S Stephenson: Obtaining information regarding services available from a wireless local area network. Cisco Technology, Tucker Ellis & West, May 1, 2012: US08169958 (24 worldwide citation)

In accordance with an example embodiment, there is disclosed herein an application launcher, referred to herein as a “Concierge Launcher,” that enables a mobile device to access a wireless local area network (WLAN) and launch an application with one click. In an example embodiment, the WLAN advertis ...


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James Edward Burns: Image data compression and decompression using both a fixed length code field and a variable length code field to allow partial reconstruction. Sony Corporation, Sony United Kingdom, William S Frommer, Frommer Lawerence & Haug, September 21, 1999: US05956429 (23 worldwide citation)

Image data decompression apparatus and method for receiving data words comprising a first sub-word and a second sub-word, at least some possible values of the first sub-word specifying a run of at least m instances of a predetermined data value, corresponding second sub-words specifying a number of ...


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James Edward Burns, Nicholas Ian Saunders: Data compression. Sony United Kingdom, William S Frommer, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, May 25, 2004: US06741747 (13 worldwide citation)

Data compression apparatus for compressing an input data unit to produce an output data unit in accordance with a desired data quantity of the output data unit, the degree of compression being determined by a compression control variable having a range of possible values. A trial encoder compresses ...


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Nancy Cam Winget, Joseph A Salowey, James Edward Burns, Susan Elizabeth Thomson, Hao Zhou: Network authorization status notification. Cisco Technology, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, February 19, 2013: US08381268 (10 worldwide citation)

A system that enables network authorization status to be conveyed to the device requesting network services within or outside the scope of an authentication exchange is provided. The authorization status notification or information can be automatically generated or otherwise triggered by a request f ...


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Stephen Mark Keating, Andrew Campbell, James Edward Burns, Ahmad Sadjadian: Video down-conversion. Sony Corporation, Sony United Kingdom, William S Frommer, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, October 13, 1998: US05822009 (3 worldwide citation)

Video down-conversion apparatus in which lines of successive output video field are interpolated from lines of respective input video fields, the apparatus being selectively operable to interpolate each output field from an input field of either field polarity so that the successive output video fie ...


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James Edward Burns, Timothy Stuart Roberts, Nicholas Ian Saunders: Video data compression. Sony United Kingdom, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, January 27, 2004: US06683910 (2 worldwide citation)

Video data compression apparatus for compressing images of an input video signal on a block-by-block basis comprises a block analyser for analysing each block of an image to be compressed to detect a degree of difference between pixels within that block; a data quantity allocator for allocating targ ...


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James Edward Burns, Karl James Sharman, Nicholas Ian Saunders, Robert Mark Stefan Porter: Apparatus and method of motion adaptive image processing. Sony United Kingdom, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt L, July 3, 2012: US08212920 (1 worldwide citation)

A method of image processing for conversion of an image in a sequence of images comprises the steps of associating pixels of an image with respective motion values indicative of a degree of inter-image motion for each pixel; adjusting the motion value of each pixel based upon the motion value of a s ...


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James Edward Burns, Karl James Sharman, Nicholas Ian Saunders: Alias avoidance in image processing. Sony United Kingdom, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt L, June 3, 2014: US08743281

An image processing apparatus generating output pixel values with respect to pixels of an input image selected in accordance with an image feature direction in the input image and including a comparing mechanism comparing blocks of pixels of the input image, the blocks disposed with respect to a pix ...