Archive for May, 2009

Scene Selection Patent Portfolio Offered by GTT

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Portland, Oregon Portland, Oregon (May 27, 2009) — Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT), the world leader in patent asset services, announces the availability of a patent asset in the area of consumer and professional digital media devices and authoring tools.

The patent details a method of scene detection commonly used in many Digital Video Recorder (DVR) systems, streaming video recorders, and filters. Video recording systems detect breakpoints in third party content by analyzing scene content and frame‐to‐frame changes. If there is a significant change in light or color scheme, for example, the system can identify scene changes or advertising content and present the user with features such as “scene skip.” GTT has uncovered substantial use of the technology in the mass consumer device and content delivery segment.

Users of video editing systems frequently need to identify when there are changes in a scene. This can be a time consuming process when individual frames are manually examined. The patent covers technologies that automatically detect scene changes by comparing the different video frame characteristics.

GTT focuses on best of class, high value assets centric to large consumer and business markets in the information communication technology area. Scene detection and scene selection represent key standard functions in content delivery and editing systems” states Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT.

GTT is currently entertaining acquisition offers. To receive additional information regarding this opportunity, please contact Andrew Godsey at: agodsey@gttgrp.com. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
Buyer: MICROSOFT CORPORATION - Seller: CRIMINISI, ANTONIO - SHARP, TOBYAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 022712/0210

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Monday, May 18th, 2009
Buyer: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA - Seller: TATEBAYASHI, YOSHINAO - HARADA, YASUHIRO - TAKAMI, NORIO - SHIBUYA, NOBUOTransaction Size: Small - Date Recorded: 5/19/2009 - Reel/Frame: 022701/0810

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Monday, May 18th, 2009
Buyer: INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. - Seller: NEOGUIDE SYSTEMS, INC.Asset Size: Large - Date Recorded: Monday, May 18, 2009 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 022703/0493

Reel/Frame: 022663/0615

Monday, May 11th, 2009
Buyer: INTELLIJECT, INC. - Seller: MEDIVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES, LLCAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Monday, May 11, 2009 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 022663/0615

Reel/Frame: 022663/0584

Monday, May 11th, 2009
Buyer: INTELLIJECT, LLC - Seller: NORTH POLE ENGINEERING, INC.Asset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Monday, May 11, 2009 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 022663/0584

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Friday, May 8th, 2009
Buyer: APPLE INC. - Seller: FADELL, ANTHONYAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Friday, May 08, 2009 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 022660/0908

Reel/Frame: 022641/0530

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
Buyer: LG CHEM, LTD. - Seller: YOON, JONGMOON - KIM, KIJAE - YANG, HEEKOOK - SHIN, INCHUL - YOO, EUN JIAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 022641/0530

Reel/Frame: 022625/0840

Friday, May 1st, 2009
Buyer: APPLE INC. - Seller: DOROGUSKER, JESSE L. - FADELL, ANTHONY - HODGE, ANDREW - HAUGHAY, ALLEN P., JR. - KRUEGER, SCOTT - MASON, JAMES ERIC - NOVOTNEY, DONALD J. - SCHUBERT, EMILY CLARK - WOOD, POLICARPO - JOHNSON, TIMOTHYAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Friday, May 01, 2009 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 022625/0840