Patents by Inventor Dane M. Howard

Dane M. Howard 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).

  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9043726
    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: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Publication number: 20150074502
    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: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Patent number: 8893015
    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: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ebay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Publication number: 20140122985
    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: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams, Luke Peacock, Belmer Perrella Garcia Negrillo
  • Publication number: 20140108931
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for the collection and segmentation of media, the method comprising 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; and displaying the media search result in a collection depository on the user interface; and dividing at least one of the media items into a plurality of relatively smaller segments, 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: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Ebay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane M. Howard, James W. Lanahan, Brian F. Williams
  • Patent number: 8627192
    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: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Ebay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams, Luke Peacock, Belmer Perrella Garcia Negrillo
  • Patent number: 8620893
    Abstract: A user can create an online presentation by receiving audio and/or video media items from a search and dividing at least one of the audio and/or video media items into smaller time duration segments. The user can then utilize the smaller segments to create the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Ebay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane M. Howard, James W. Lanahan, Brian F. Williams