Patents Examined by Marlon T. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 11183160
    Abstract: A system and method to identify a digital representation of a first musical composition including a set of musical blocks. A set of parameters associated with source content are identified. In accordance with one or more rules, one or more of the set of musical blocks of the first musical composition are modified based on the set of parameters to generate a derivative musical composition. An audio file including the derivative musical composition is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: WONDER INVENTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Howard Christopher Lerman, Thomas Christopher Dixon, Sean Joseph MacIsaac, Yunus Saatci, Klas Aaron Pascal Leino, Peter Gregory Lerman
  • Patent number: 11183163
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards providing a visible waveform representation of an audio signal, by processing the audio signal with a polynomial (e.g., cubic) mapping function. Coefficients of the polynomial mapping function are predetermined based on constraints (e.g., slope information and desired range of the resultant curve), and whether the plotted audio waveform corresponds to sound field quantities or power quantities. Once the visible representation of the reshaped audio waveform is displayed, audio and/or video editing operations can be performed, e.g., by time-aligning other audio or video with the reshaped audio waveform, and/or modifying the reshaped audio waveform to change the underlying audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: HOME BOX OFFICE, INC.
    Inventor: Hugo Ayala
  • Patent number: 11180343
    Abstract: A device and a method for controlling an apparatus being an elevator, an escalator or automatic doors are provided, by which it is detected whether a fault is present in the apparatus. It is determined, when the fault is present, whether an automatic fault clearing may be carried out, and if it is determined that the automatic fault clearing may be carried out, the automatic fault clearing is performed by automatically clearing one or more faults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matti Mustonen, Shaun Sequeira
  • Patent number: 11182119
    Abstract: A system and methods for acquiring cadence and selecting a song version based on the acquired cadence are disclosed. If the system detects a new cadence, then a new song version that corresponds to the new cadence can be played. The new song version playback can start in a corresponding position as the location of playback in a currently-playing song version. Each related song version shares one or more characteristics, such as melody, but is different in at least one characteristic, such as tempo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Sten Garmark, Dariusz Dziuk, Mateo Rando, Angus William Sackfield
  • Patent number: 11180344
    Abstract: Elevator systems including an elevator car having a first elevator car door and an openable ceiling, the openable ceiling comprising a ceiling frame and an openable panel, the openable panel moveable from an open position to a closed position relative to the ceiling frame, an imaging device mounted to the openable panel and configured to capture image data of a detection zone that includes at least an opening formed by the first elevator car door when the openable panel is in the closed position, and a display located within the elevator car to display an image associated with the image data received from the imaging device. The openable panel is openable to create an access way that permits access from an interior of the elevator car to a top exterior of the elevator car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Bruno Quaretti, Eric Vaunois
  • Patent number: 11176918
    Abstract: Provision of a piezoelectric element which uses a lightweight and flexible electret material and an electrode layer which is also lightweight, has high conductivity and good flexibility to easily receive electrical signals from an electret, and has good durability. Additionally, provision of a musical instrument provided with such a piezoelectric element. A piezoelectric element comprising an electrode layer (B) on at least one surface of an electret material (A) having pores inside, wherein a porosity of the electret material (A) is 20 to 80%, the electrode layer (B) contains 20 to 70 mass % of a carbon fine particle, and a thickness of the electrode layer (B) is 2 to 100 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: YUPO CORPORATION, YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Koike, Yutaro Sugamata, Seiichiro Iida, Kunio Hiyama, Suguru Sasaki, Hidekazu Kodama
  • Patent number: 11173399
    Abstract: A music based video game provides a user directed sound generation feature. In some embodiments, the user is provided a video game controller simulating a musical instrument, which the user may operate similarly to its real musical instrument counterpart. A free play feature is provided for users to operate the video game controller, where a processor of a video game console receives input signals from the video game controller and outputs audio samples based on the received input signals. During the free play feature, multiple suggestions as to how to operate the video game controller are simultaneously provided to give users some guidance as to what to play using the video game controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Activision Publishing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Chrzanowski, Jr., Jonathan L. Hilliker, Robert L. Gallerani
  • Patent number: 11158297
    Abstract: A timbre creation method, system, and computer program product include performing a timbre analysis of a sound from an input source to generate a digital fingerprint of the sound, performing deep learning to create a patch that matches the digital fingerprint, and generating a second patch for a synthesizer which reproduces a timbre that complements the digital fingerprint based on the patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Sobierajski, Hubertus Franke, Felipe Ferraz Telles, Rajiv Joshi
  • Patent number: 11155437
    Abstract: A solution for estimating the number of persons entering or leaving an elevator car, wherein a stepwise change in passenger load is detected based on a passenger load signal relating to the elevator car, and the change in a passenger count is estimated based on passenger load change ranges depending on traffic intensity and the stepwise change in the passenger load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Johan Backlund
  • Patent number: 11148906
    Abstract: An elevator vandalism monitoring system is configured to determine if an act of vandalism upon a component of an elevator system has occurred. The vandalism monitoring system includes a sensor, a processor, an electronic storage medium, a model, and a comparison module. The sensor is configured to monitor a detectable parameter associated with the component, and output a detectable parameter signal. The processor is configured to receive the detectable parameter signal. The model is stored in the electronic storage medium, and is associated with an expected parameter. The comparison module is executed by the processor, and is configured to generally compare the model to the detectable parameter signal for determining if a parameter anomaly exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Teems E. Lovett
  • Patent number: 11151968
    Abstract: A stringed instrument, for example an electric guitar, comprises a neck and a body defining a neck and body joint. The neck and body joint includes a neck having a tapered tenon, and a body having a complementary tapered mortise surrounding the tapered tenon. The tapered tenon may be held within the tapered mortise with a tensioning device without the use of adhesives between surfaces of the tapered tenon and surfaces of the tapered mortise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Christopher Lai
  • Patent number: 11151970
    Abstract: An electronic drum-module for connection to electronic-drum pads is provided. The module includes an electronic display, a memory storing audio files for playback when the playback is triggered by a signal received from the pads, and one or more processors coupled to the electronic display and the memory. The processors are configured to play a portion of the one or more audio files when the playback is triggered by the signal received from the pads and to display, on the electronic display, a user interface for an application. The user interface includes a waveform associated with recorded audio. The user interface includes a sample-start marker and a sample-end marker. A portion of the waveform between the sample-start marker and sample-end marker is displayed brighter than a portion not between the sample-start marker and the sample-end marker. Playback of the portion may be initiated by striking a drum-pad zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: InMusic Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Gill, Walter Skorupski
  • Patent number: 11148905
    Abstract: A touchless elevator call button selection device utilizing a plurality of infrared beams is disclosed along with its method of use. By using beams of light to detect the placement of a user's fingers, the touchless elevator call button selection device allows the user to interface with the elevator control system without physically touching the elevator control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Nouveau National LLC
    Inventors: Dean Speranza, Da Wang, Jamie Wekerle, Sean Zeoli
  • Patent number: 11136220
    Abstract: Provided is an elevator device including a main rope configured to support a car and a counterweight, a hoisting machine configured to be driven with the main rope wound therearound, a hoisting-machine controller configured to control the hoisting machine, a car brake controller configured to control a car brake device configured to apply a load to car rails to control raising and lowering of the car, and a vibration detection device configured to detect vibration of the car. When the vibration of the car is detected based on an output signal from the vibration detection device under a running state in which the hoisting-machine controller controls drive of the hoisting machine, the car brake controller controls the car brake device to generate a braking force until the vibration becomes smaller than a set value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rikio Kondo, Seiji Watanabe, Morishige Minobe
  • Patent number: 11136217
    Abstract: Elevator access systems are provided. The elevator access systems include a bushing having a keyway, a plunger disposed within the bushing and movable relative thereto, a lever operably connected to the plunger, and a removable plug located within the keyway of the bushing, wherein the removable plug urges the plunger and the lever into a first position, and upon removal of the removable plug, the plunger and the lever move to a second position, wherein in the second position the plunger is accessible to operate the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Guillaume Montigny, Gerard Sirigu, Sebastien Fougeron
  • Patent number: 11124384
    Abstract: A method of tension adjustment for a load bearing member of an elevator system includes measuring a load on a load bearing member of an elevator system via a load cell operably connected to the load bearing member, the load cell and the load bearing member connected to an elevator car disposed in a hoistway, the measured load equated with a tension of the load bearing member. The measured tension to a preselected range and an adjustment of the tension of the load bearing member is determined. Adjustment instructions are communicated to a handheld electronic device and the communicated adjustment instructions are performed thereby adjusting the tension of the load bearing member to within the preselected range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Daniel Rush
  • Patent number: 11124390
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive mat is provided. The pressure sensitive mat includes a nanocomposite film, a first conductive foil, an oxide layer interposed between a first side of the nanocomposite film and the first conductive foil, a second conductive foil and a nanotube film interposed between a second side of the nanocomposite film, which is opposite the first side, and the second conductive foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Fanping Sun, Joseph V. Mantese, Walter Thomas Schmidt, Enrico Manes, Goran Djuknic, Paul R. Braunwart, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11128250
    Abstract: An electric machine includes a motor assembly including a motor and a motor controller coupled to the motor and configured to control operation of the motor. The electric machine also includes a motor housing defining an interior space and enclosing the motor assembly within the interior space. The electric machine further includes an electric machine housing. The motor housing is enclosed within the electric machine housing. The electric machine also includes an NFC antenna communicatively coupled to the motor controller and mounted such that an antenna range of the NFC antenna extends on an exterior of the electric machine housing. The NFC antenna is configured to receive a signal relating to a user command from a handheld device and relay the signal to the motor controller. The motor controller is configured to adjust an operational parameter of the motor based at least partially on the user command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Albert Nardin, Brian Lee Beifus, Ryan Keith Stephens, Shailesh Prabhakar Waikar
  • Patent number: 11124388
    Abstract: A locking system that locks and unlocks a door of an elevator car travelling along a track having stopping points and associated stopping point zones includes a lock mechanism having a locking position wherein the door is immobilized in a closed position and an unlocking position wherein the door can be opened, an actuator for bringing the lock mechanism into the locking and unlocking positions, and a control device activating the actuator to bring the lock mechanism into the unlocking position when the car is located in the region of a stopping point zone. A position detecting unit continuously detects the position of the car relative to the track and communicates the position to the control device that continuously detects whether the car is located in the region of a stopping point zone by comparing the communicated car position to stored position limit values of the stopping point zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Eric Birrer, Nicolas Gremaud, Michael Geisshusler
  • Patent number: 11120781
    Abstract: An electronic percussion device has a plurality of touch sensitive pad, an array of lighting elements disposed adjacent each pad, and a virtual display of the currently selected kit. The light array provides the user with immediate visual cue about the status and capabilities of the sound selections, without having to interrupt the user's performance. The user can color code and animate the illumination pattern of each light array so that, from a distance, the user is visually reminded what sounds are assigned to each pad, when sound associated with particular pad is currently playing, when playback of a sound associated with a pad is about to end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: InMusic Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Recchia