Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation Patent Portfolio Statistics

Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation look like?

Total Applications: 2,630
Granted Patents: 2,134
Grant Index 92.18 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 181 (7.82%)
In-Process Applications: 302
Average Grant Time: 2.29 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.42

Which Technology Area Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
2654 Videophones & Telephonic Communications 221
2651 Videophones & Telephonic Communications 163
2485 Recording; Compression 113
2487 Recording; Compression 102
2658 Videophones & Telephonic Communications 78

How many patents are Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 125*
2020 165
2019 208
2018 229

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220030373A1
Application number: 17/450,655

Abstract:
Embodiments are described for a system of rendering object-based audio content through a system that includes individually addressable drivers, including at least one driver that is configured to project sound waves toward one or more surfaces within a listening environment for reflection to a listening area within the listening environment; a renderer configured to receive and process audio streams and one or more metadata sets associated with each of the audio streams and specifying a playback location of a respective audio stream; and a playback system coupled to the renderer and configured to render the audio streams to a plurality of audio feeds corresponding to the array of audio drivers in accordance with the one or more metadata sets.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
Inventors: Alan Seefeldt


Publication number: US20220026785A1
Application number: 17/498,681

Abstract:
Projection systems and/or methods for efficient use of light by recycling a portion of the light energy for future use are disclosed. In one embodiment, a projection display system is disclosed comprising a light source; an integrating rod that receives light from said light source at a proximal end that comprise a reflective surface which may reflecting/recycle light down said integrating rod; of reflecting light down said integrating rod; a relay optical system, said relay optical system further comprising optical elements that are capable of moving the focal plane of the projector display system; and a modulator comprising at least one moveable mirror that reflects light received from the integrating rod in either a projection direction or a light recycling direction.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
Inventors: J Martin Richards


Publication number: US20220028405A1
Application number: 17/449,918

Abstract:
A noise estimation method including steps of generating gap confidence values in response to microphone output and playback signals, and using the gap confidence values to generate an estimate of background noise in a playback environment. Each gap confidence value is indicative of confidence of presence of a gap at a corresponding time in the playback signal, and may be a combination of candidate noise estimates weighted by the gap confidence values. Generation of the candidate noise estimates may but need not include performance of echo cancellation. Optionally, noise compensation is performed on an audio input signal using the generated background noise estimate. Other aspects are systems configured to perform any embodiment of the noise estimation method.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
Inventors: Adam J Mills


How are Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/450,655 System For Rendering And Playback Of Object Based Audio In Various Listening Environments OPAP Central, Docket
17/498,681 Methods And Systems For High Dynamic Range Image Projectors OPAP Central, Docket
17/449,918 Background Noise Estimation Using Gap Confidence OPAP Central, Docket
17/448,089 Method For Encoding And Method For Decoding A Lut And Corresponding Devices Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/465,563 Multiple Dispersion Standalone Stereo Loudspeakers Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket