Patents by Inventor Brian F Williams

Brian F Williams has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10853555
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and apparatus are provided for flexible and user-friendly position editing of loaded media in a multi-media presentation. In one embodiment, a method for editing the position of loaded media comprises loading a page of a collage document to a client device, the page having a plurality of layers with each layer being associated with a media object, and creating a list of layers of the loaded page with each layer indexed by at least a position in the collage document. The method further includes selecting a first media object, selecting a position editing tool to group the first media object and at least one other media object adjacent to the first media object; and moving the grouped first media object and the at least one other media object to a different position in the collage document. A client device for position editing loaded media is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Publication number: 20200272787
    Abstract: A method for creating a multimedia presentation element, comprises selecting a presentation element icon; adding information to a presentation element box defined by a presentation boundary within a first multimedia element of the multi-media presentation having a plurality of multimedia elements, the presentation element boundary resulting from the selection of the presentation element icon; and associating the presentation element box with the first multimedia element such that the presentation element box remains associated to the first multimedia element during navigation from different multimedia elements of the plurality of multimedia elements, is described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams, Luke Peacock, Belmer Perrella Garcia Negrillo
  • Patent number: 10706222
    Abstract: A method for creating a multimedia presentation element, comprises selecting a presentation element icon; adding information to a presentation element box defined by a presentation boundary within a first multimedia element of the multi-media presentation having a plurality of multimedia elements, the presentation element boundary resulting from the selection of the presentation element icon; and associating the presentation element box with the first multimedia element such that the presentation element box remains associated to the first multimedia element during navigation from different multimedia elements of the plurality of multimedia elements, is described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams, Luke Peacock, Belmer Perrella Garcia Negrillo
  • Publication number: 20190339830
    Abstract: Flexible and user-friendly navigation of loaded media in a multi-media presentation is described. A user may be able to view and/or edit the presentation. In at least one embodiment, navigating loaded media includes loading a page of a collage document to a client device, where the page has a plurality of layers and each layer is associated with a media object. This further includes creating a list of layers of the loaded page, each layer indexed by at least a position in the collage document; navigating the collage document in at least one direction and at least one speed based on user input; and filtering the list of layers based on at least the position in the collage document and a visual window of a user interface to display visible layers of the page within the visual window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Patent number: 10316446
    Abstract: A strength member sewing machine is provided which comprises upper and lower feeder spools, a collection spool and idlers positioned on a support structure. A cord supply, a fabric shaper, a speed control and a pressure foot lift are positioned on the structure. Fabric from the spools is kept in tension with the idlers while moving toward the fabric shaper. The fabric from the upper spool is crimped while the fabric from the lower spool remains flat underneath the shaper. Between the fabric layers, pull cords are pulled through from the cord supply thru the fabric shaper. The fabric with crimps and with the pull cords inside the crimps is sewn to the fabric from the lower spool to create casings with a pull cord in the internal space of each casing. The joined fabrics with the pull cords are collected by the collection spool as a finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Kroger, Brian K. Amaral, Robert F. Cutler, III, Michael R. Williams, Charles A. Holicker, Eric A. Lee, Jason R. Bernier, Kathryn A. Best
  • Patent number: 10310973
    Abstract: A technique for simultaneously executing multiple tasks, each having an independent virtual address space, involves assigning an address space identifier (ASID) to each task and constructing each virtual memory access request to include both a virtual address and the ASID. During virtual to physical address translation, the ASID selects a corresponding page table, which includes virtual to physical address mappings for the ASID and associated task. Entries for a translation look-aside buffer (TLB) include both the virtual address and ASID to complete each mapping to a physical address. Deep scheduling of tasks sharing a virtual address space may be implemented to improve cache affinity for both TLB and data caches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nick Barrow-Williams, Brian Fahs, Jerome F. Duluk, Jr., James Leroy Deming, Timothy John Purcell, Lucien Dunning, Mark Hairgrove
  • Patent number: 10282391
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and apparatus are provided for flexible and user-friendly position editing of loaded media in a multi-media presentation. In one embodiment, a method for editing the position of loaded media comprises loading a page of a collage document to a client device, the page having a plurality of layers with each layer being associated with a media object, and creating a list of layers of the loaded page with each layer indexed by at least a position in the collage document. The method further includes selecting a first media object, selecting a position editing tool to group the first media object and at least one other media object adjacent to the first media object; and moving the grouped first media object and the at least one other media object to a different position in the collage document. A client device for position editing loaded media is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Patent number: 10157170
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for the collection and segmentation of media through search and segmentation settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Dane M. Howard, James W. Lanahan, Brian F. Williams
  • Publication number: 20180329870
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and apparatus are provided for flexible and user-friendly position editing of loaded media in a multi-media presentation. In one embodiment, a method for editing the position of loaded media comprises loading a page of a collage document to a client device, the page having a plurality of layers with each layer being associated with a media object, and creating a list of layers of the loaded page with each layer indexed by at least a position in the collage document. The method further includes selecting a first media object, selecting a position editing tool to group the first media object and at least one other media object adjacent to the first media object; and moving the grouped first media object and the at least one other media object to a different position in the collage document. A client device for position editing loaded media is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Publication number: 20170235712
    Abstract: A method for creating a multimedia presentation element, comprises selecting a presentation element icon; adding information to a presentation element box defined by a presentation boundary within a first multimedia element of the multi-media presentation having a plurality of multimedia elements, the presentation element boundary resulting from the selection of the presentation element icon; and associating the presentation element box with the first multimedia element such that the presentation element box remains associated to the first multimedia element during navigation from different multimedia elements of the plurality of multimedia elements, is described herein
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams, Luke Peacock, Belmer Perrella Garcia Negrillo
  • Publication number: 20170235450
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and apparatus are provided for flexible and user-friendly navigation of loaded media in a multi-media presentation, such that a user may be able to view and/or edit the presentation. In one embodiment, a method for navigating loaded media comprises loading a page of a collage document to a client device, the page having a plurality of layers with each layer being associated with a media object. The method further includes creating a list of layers of the loaded page, each layer indexed by at least a position in the collage document; navigating the collage document in at least one direction and at least one speed based on user input; and filtering the list of layers based on at least the position in the collage document and a visual window of a user interface to display visible layers of the page within the visual window. A client device for navigating loaded media is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Publication number: 20170199847
    Abstract: A method for automatic media population of a style presentation comprises collecting presentation media; positioning the collected presentation media on a storyboard; and selecting a style presentation; wherein the selection of the style presentation results in the automatic population of the style presentation with the presentation media positioned on the storyboard is described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams, Luke Peacock, Belmer Perrella Garcia Negrillo
  • Patent number: 9658754
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and apparatus are provided for flexible and user-friendly navigation of loaded media in a multi-media presentation, such that a user may be able to view and/or edit the presentation. In one embodiment, a method for navigating loaded media comprises loading a page of a collage document to a client device, the page having a plurality of layers with each layer being associated with a media object. The method further includes creating a list of layers of the loaded page, each layer indexed by at least a position in the collage document; navigating the collage document in at least one direction and at at least one speed based on user input; and filtering the list of layers based on at least the position in the collage document and a visual window of a user interface to display visible layers of the page within the visual window. A client device for navigating loaded media is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Patent number: 9639505
    Abstract: A method for creating a multimedia presentation element, comprises selecting a presentation element icon; adding information to a presentation element box defined by a presentation boundary within a first multimedia element of the multi-media presentation having a plurality of multimedia elements, the presentation element boundary resulting from the selection of the presentation element icon; and associating the presentation element box with the first multimedia element such that the presentation element box remains associated to the first multimedia element during navigation from different multimedia elements of the plurality of multimedia elements, is described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: EBAY, INC.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams, Luke Peacock, Belmer Perrella Garcia Negrillo
  • Patent number: 9613006
    Abstract: A method for automatic media population of a style presentation comprises collecting presentation media; positioning the collected presentation media on a storyboard; and selecting a style presentation; wherein the selection of the style presentation results in the automatic population of the style presentation with the presentation media positioned on the storyboard is described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: EBAY, INC.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams, Luke Peacock, Belmer Perrella Garcia Negrillo
  • Publication number: 20170061510
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for facilitating electronic commerce over a network include communicating with a plurality of users via a plurality of user devices over the network, receiving a login request from a first user via a first user device over the network, accessing an account related to the user based on information passed with the login request, receiving a snaplist file related to a multiple image listing provided by the first user via the first user device, processing the snaplist file by extracting the multiple image listing from the snaplist file, and displaying the multiple image listing to one or more other users via one or more other user devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Brian F. Williams, Luke Peacock
  • Publication number: 20160371266
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for the cluster of media, the method comprises, selecting a media search source via a user interface; providing a form-based interface that allow the entry of inputs to form a media search query; submitting the media search query to the media search source; receiving a media search result for viewing on the user interface based on the media search query, the media search result comprising media items; displaying the media search result in a collection depository on the user interface; and clustering the media items into one or more stacks having a variable number of the media items, wherein the method is performed by one or more processors adapted to execute instructions stored on one or more memory components of the computer, is described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Dane M. Howard, James W. Lanahan, Brian F. Williams
  • Patent number: 9495697
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for facilitating electronic commerce over a network include communicating with a plurality of users via a plurality of user devices over the network, receiving a login request from a first user via a first user device over the network, accessing an account related to the user based on information passed with the login request, receiving a snaplist file related to a multiple image listing provided by the first user via the first user device, processing the snaplist file by extracting the multiple image listing from the snaplist file, and displaying the multiple image listing to one or more other users via one or more other user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Brian F. Williams, Luke Peacock
  • Patent number: 9430448
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for the cluster of media, the method comprises, selecting a media search source via a user interface; providing a form-based interface that allow the entry of inputs to form a media search query; submitting the media search query to the media search source; receiving a media search result for viewing on the user interface based on the media search query, the media search result comprising media items; displaying the media search result in a collection depository on the user interface; and clustering the media items into one or more stacks having a variable number of the media items, wherein the method is performed by one or more processors adapted to execute instructions stored on one or more memory components of the computer, is described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Dane M. Howard, James W. Lanahan, Brian F. Williams
  • Publication number: 20150254212
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and apparatus are provided for flexible and user-friendly position editing of loaded media in a multi-media presentation. In one embodiment, a method for editing the position of loaded media comprises loading a page of a collage document to a client device, the page having a plurality of layers with each layer being associated with a media object, and creating a list of layers of the loaded page with each layer indexed by at least a position in the collage document. The method further includes selecting a first media object, selecting a position editing tool to group the first media object and at least one other media object adjacent to the first media object; and moving the grouped first media object and the at least one other media object to a different position in the collage document. A client device for position editing loaded media is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams