Patents by Inventor Darin Fong

Darin Fong 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: 5758180
    Abstract: A computer controlled video re-editing system with a "Domino" re-edit function. An edited video comprises a set of ordered video segments. In a video re-editing system a user can re-edit an edited video by adjusting the duration of each video segment. When a user adjusts the length of a video segment, the Domino re-edit function examines how the re-edit to the edited video work affects nearby video segments in the edited video work. The Domino re-edit function then propagates the effects of a re-edit by moving the nearby video segments forward or backward along a time line to accommodate the re-edit made. The Domino re-edit function utilizes any empty spaces that exist in an edited video work such that the empty spaces are filled before the effects of a re-edit are propagated to another video segment. If there is sufficient empty space between video segments, the effects of the re-edit cease propagating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Duffy, Nancy Craighill, Darin Fong, Robert Berger