Patents by Inventor Eli T. Manjarrez

Eli T. Manjarrez 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: 20190129611
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure can provide systems, methods, and computer-readable medium for implementing user interfaces for interacting with a virtual instrument. For example, a user interface for a virtual instrument may be presented on a display of a device. The user interface may have any suitable number of strings (or keys) associated with a physical instrument. Each string/key may correspond to an associated audio file. Touch input may be received at the user interface. In some embodiments, the touch input may include a location corresponding to a particular string. The associated audio file may be selected based on the location. The associated audio file may be presented (e.g., via a speaker of the device) at a volume that corresponds with the pressure at which the touch input was provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eli T. Manjarrez, Daniel P. Patterson, Christopher C. Lane
  • Patent number: 10083678
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure can provide systems, methods, and computer-readable medium for implementing user interfaces and user interface elements for interacting with a virtual instrument. For example, a user interface for a virtual instrument may be presented on a display of a device. The user interface may have any suitable number of strings having a first spacing. Each string may correspond to an associated audio file. User mode input may be received at the user interface. In response to receiving the user mode input, a user interface element (e.g., a corresponding enhanced selection area) may be presented. The presented user interface element may include a subset of the plurality of strings and may have a second spacing that is greater than the first spacing. By utilizing the user interface element, a user is enabled to make more accurate input than conventional techniques allow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alec H. Little, Eli T. Manjarrez
  • Patent number: 9928817
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure can provide systems, methods, and computer-readable medium for implementing user interfaces for interacting with a virtual instrument. For example, first touch input indicating a string location of a plurality of string locations within the note selection area. Audio output corresponding to the sting location may be presented on a speaker based at least in part on the first touch input. Second touch input corresponding to an ornamental interface element of the user interface may be received. In response to the first and second touch input, a series of two or more audio outputs may be presented on the speaker according to a predetermined pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander H. Little, Joshua W. Decker, Eli T. Manjarrez, Christopher C. Lane
  • Publication number: 20170330539
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure can provide systems, methods, and computer-readable medium for implementing user interfaces for interacting with a virtual instrument. For example, first touch input indicating a string location of a plurality of string locations within the note selection area. Audio output corresponding to the sting location may be presented on a speaker based at least in part on the first touch input. Second touch input corresponding to an ornamental interface element of the user interface may be received. In response to the first and second touch input, a series of two or more audio outputs may be presented on the speaker according to a predetermined pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander H. Little, Joshua W. Decker, Eli T. Manjarrez, Christopher C. Lane
  • Publication number: 20170092246
    Abstract: A method for visually representing a recording session on a display, the method including displaying, by a processor on a display device, an icon having a shape, receiving audio data, and generating pulses that radiate outwardly, concentrically, and separately from the icon. A timing of the pulses may correspond to audio events within the audio data, a starting size of the pulses may correspond to an amplitude of the audio events within the audio data, and a spacing between consecutive pulses may correspond to a timing between the audio events within the audio data. The radiating pulses can be circular and may expand outwardly from the icon. The audio events may include audio transients. The icon can be circular, polygonal, three-dimensional (e.g., spherical), or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Eli T. Manjarrez, Alexander H. Little, Sascha Hohne
  • Patent number: 9418645
    Abstract: A user interface implemented on a touch-sensitive display for a virtual musical instrument comprising a plurality of chord touch regions configured in a predetermined sequence, each chord touch region corresponding to a chord in a musical key and being divided into a plurality of separate touch zones, the plurality of chord touch regions defining a predetermined set of chords, where each of the plurality of separate touch zones in each region is associated with one or more preselected MIDI files stored in a computer-readable medium. In some embodiments, the touch zones are configured to provide different harmonic configurations of a base chord associated with the chord touch region. Some harmonic configurations provide progressively wider harmonic ranges across each adjacent touch zone. Other harmonic configurations can provide chords with a progressively higher relative pitch across each adjacent touch zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alec H. Little, Eli T. Manjarrez
  • Patent number: 9412349
    Abstract: A user interface for a virtual musical instrument presents a number of chord touch regions, each corresponding to a chord of a diatonic key. Within each chord region a number of touch zones are provided, including treble clef zones and bass clef zones. Each treble clef touch zone within a region will sound a different chord voicing. Each bass clef touch zone will sound a bass note of the chord. Other user interactions can modify or mute the chords, and vary the bass notes being played together with the chords. A set of related chords and/or a set of rhythmic patterns can be generated based on a selected instrument and a selected style of music.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Harry Little, Eli T. Manjarrez
  • Patent number: 9224378
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method including generating a user interface implemented on a touch-sensitive display configured to generate a virtual dual flywheel system for modulating a lifecycle of a musical note or chord. The dual flywheel system (DFS) includes a first VFS and a second VFS, where the first virtual flywheel system series connected to the second virtual flywheel system such that an output of the first virtual flywheel system is coupled to an input of the second virtual flywheel system. Upon receiving a user input on the user interface, the dual flywheel system determines a virtual momentum for the first virtual flywheel based on the user input and a predetermined mass coefficient of the first virtual flywheel system, and determines a virtual momentum for the second virtual flywheel based on the virtual momentum of the first virtual flywheel system and a predetermined mass coefficient of the second virtual flywheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alec H. Little, Eli T. Manjarrez
  • Patent number: 9208762
    Abstract: Musical performance/input systems, methods, and products can accept user inputs via a user interface, generate, sound, store, and/or modify one or more musical tones. The user interface can present one or more regions corresponding to related chords. A set of related chords and/or a set of rhythmic patterns are generated based on a selected instrument and a selected style of music. The related chords can be modified via one or more effects units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Harry Little, Eli T. Manjarrez
  • Publication number: 20150348526
    Abstract: A user interface implemented on a touch-sensitive display for a virtual musical instrument comprising a plurality of chord touch regions configured in a predetermined sequence, each chord touch region corresponding to a chord in a musical key and being divided into a plurality of separate touch zones, the plurality of chord touch regions defining a predetermined set of chords, where each of the plurality of separate touch zones in each region is associated with one or more preselected MIDI files stored in a computer-readable medium. In some embodiments, the touch zones are configured to provide different harmonic configurations of a base chord associated with the chord touch region. Some harmonic configurations provide progressively wider harmonic ranges across each adjacent touch zone. Other harmonic configurations can provide chords with a progressively higher relative pitch across each adjacent touch zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Alec H. Little, Eli T. Manjarrez
  • Patent number: 9196234
    Abstract: A user interface for a virtual musical instrument presents a number of chord touch regions, each corresponding to a chord of a diatonic key. Within each chord region a number of touch zones are provided, including treble clef zones and bass clef zones. Each treble clef touch zone within a region will sound a different chord voicing. Each bass clef touch zone will sound a bass note of the chord. Other user interactions can modify or mute the chords, and vary the bass notes being played together with the chords. A set of related chords and/or a set of rhythmic patterns can be generated based on a selected instrument and a selected style of music.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Harry Little, Eli T. Manjarrez
  • Publication number: 20150332661
    Abstract: Musical performance/input systems, methods, and products can accept user inputs via a user interface, generate, sound, store, and/or modify one or more musical tones. The user interface can present one or more regions corresponding to related chords. A set of related chords and/or a set of rhythmic patterns are generated based on a selected instrument and a selected style of music. The related chords can be modified via one or more effects units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander Harry Little, Eli T. Manjarrez
  • Publication number: 20150310844
    Abstract: A user interface for a virtual musical instrument presents a number of chord touch regions, each corresponding to a chord of a diatonic key. Within each chord region a number of touch zones are provided, including treble clef zones and bass clef zones. Each treble clef touch zone within a region will sound a different chord voicing. Each bass clef touch zone will sound a bass note of the chord. Other user interactions can modify or mute the chords, and vary the bass notes being played together with the chords. A set of related chords and/or a set of rhythmic patterns can be generated based on a selected instrument and a selected style of music.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander Harry Little, Eli T. Manjarrez
  • Patent number: 9129584
    Abstract: A user interface implemented on a touch-sensitive display for a virtual musical instrument comprising a plurality of chord touch regions configured in a predetermined sequence, each chord touch region corresponding to a chord in a musical key and being divided into a plurality of separate touch zones, the plurality of chord touch regions defining a predetermined set of chords, where each of the plurality of separate touch zones in each region is associated with one or more preselected MIDI files stored in a computer-readable medium. In some embodiments, the touch zones are configured to provide different harmonic configurations of a base chord associated with the chord touch region. Some harmonic configurations provide progressively wider harmonic ranges across each adjacent touch zone. Other harmonic configurations can provide chords with a progressively higher relative pitch across each adjacent touch zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alec H. Little, Eli T. Manjarrez
  • Patent number: 9111518
    Abstract: Musical performance/input systems, methods, and products can accept user inputs via a user interface, generate, sound, store, and/or modify one or more musical tones. The user interface can present one or more regions corresponding to related chords. A set of related chords and/or a set of rhythmic patterns are generated based on a selected instrument and a selected style of music. The related chords can be modified via one or more effects units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Harry Little, Eli T. Manjarrez
  • Publication number: 20150154949
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method including generating a user interface implemented on a touch-sensitive display configured to generate a virtual dual flywheel system for modulating a lifecycle of a musical note or chord. The dual flywheel system (DFS) includes a first VFS and a second VFS, where the first virtual flywheel system series connected to the second virtual flywheel system such that an output of the first virtual flywheel system is coupled to an input of the second virtual flywheel system. Upon receiving a user input on the user interface, the dual flywheel system determines a virtual momentum for the first virtual flywheel based on the user input and a predetermined mass coefficient of the first virtual flywheel system, and determines a virtual momentum for the second virtual flywheel based on the virtual momentum of the first virtual flywheel system and a predetermined mass coefficient of the second virtual flywheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Alec H. Little, Eli T. Manjarrez
  • Publication number: 20150114209
    Abstract: Musical performance/input systems, methods, and products can accept user inputs via a user interface, generate, sound, store, and/or modify one or more musical tones. The user interface can present one or more regions corresponding to related chords. A set of related chords and/or a set of rhythmic patterns are generated based on a selected instrument and a selected style of music. The related chords can be modified via one or more effects units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander Harry LITTLE, Eli T. MANJARREZ
  • Patent number: D760238
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Evans, Alexander Harry Little, Eli T. Manjarrez
  • Patent number: D781907
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sascha Höhne, Gerhard Lengeling, Alexander Harry Little, Eli T. Manjarrez
  • Patent number: D855646
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sascha Charles Höhne, Gerhard Lengeling, Alexander Harry Little, Eli T. Manjarrez