Patents Assigned to eJamming, Inc.
  • Patent number: 7853342
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: eJamming, Inc.
    Inventor: William Gibbens Redmann
  • Publication number: 20090067349
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for providing a virtual auditorium for a remote, live performance to a remote, distributed audience, wherein the performers receive the reaction of the audience members in substantially real time. The live performance can itself be distributed geographically, as taught in the prior art, and may be multimedia in nature, for example audio (monophonic, stereo, or multi-channel) can be augmented by images, video, MIDI, text (e.g., commentary, lyrics), etc. Further, the distributed audience members can receive each other's reaction, also in substantially real time, whereby the virtual auditorium is created wherein the distributed audience members constitute a virtual assembly. The same virtual auditorium, sans performers, can be used as a venue to conduct a conference call of arbitrary size without the expense of a central voice bridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: eJamming, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Jay Glueckman, Gail Susan Kantor, William Gibbens 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 6653545
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed to permit real time, distributed performance by multiple musicians at remote locations. 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. The amount of induced latency can be overridden by each musician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: eJamming, Inc.
    Inventors: William Gibbens Redmann, Alan Jay Glueckman, Gail Susan Kantor