Patents by Inventor Eric J. Graves

Eric J. Graves 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: 9997196
    Abstract: A novel method for retiming a portion of a media content (e.g., audio data, video data, audio and video data, etc.) in a media-editing application is provided. The media editing application includes a user interface for defining a range in order to select a portion of the media content. The media editing application performs retiming by applying a speed effect to the portion of the media content selected by the defined range. For a faster speed effect, the media editing application retimes the selected portion of the media content by sampling the media content at a faster rate. For a slower speed effect, the media editing application retimes the selected portion of the media content by sampling the content at a slower rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Xiaohuan C. Wang, Giovanni Agnoli, David N. Chen, Vijay Sundaram, Brian Meaney, Mike Stern, Paul T. Schneider, Eric J. Graves, Randy Ubillos
  • Patent number: 9697579
    Abstract: An operating system that includes an image processing framework as well as a job management layer is provided. The image processing framework is for performing image processing operations and the job management layer is for assigning the image processing operations to multiple concurrent computing resources. The computing resources include several processing units and one or more direct memory access (DMA) channels for concurrently rendering image data and transferring image data between the processing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Angus M. Taggart, Eric J. Graves, Jean-Francois N. Dumais
  • Patent number: 9251855
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a media-editing application. The application includes several image processing destinations for performing operations on video images. The application includes a scheduling engine for scheduling disk read, decode, and graphics processing operations to perform on images to prepare the images for the several destinations. The scheduling engine includes a first set of instructions for scheduling images based on a speed at which a particular one of the several destinations processes the images when none of the destinations require images in real-time. The scheduling engine includes a second set of instructions for scheduling images based on a real-time clock when at least one of the several destinations requires images in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Eric J. Graves, Nils Angquist, Giovanni Agnoli
  • Publication number: 20140368516
    Abstract: An operating system that includes an image processing framework as well as a job management layer is provided. The image processing framework is for performing image processing operations and the job management layer is for assigning the image processing operations to multiple concurrent computing resources. The computing resources include several processing units and one or more direct memory access (DMA) channels for concurrently rendering image data and transferring image data between the processing units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Angus M. Taggart, Eric J. Graves, Jean-Francois N. Dumais
  • Patent number: 8910032
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a media-editing application that includes several background-rendering modules. These modules automatically render segments of a media presentation in the background of a system on which the media-editing application is being executed. By performing rendering in the background, the background-rendering modules produce rendered results for the segments. That is, the modules pre-generate playable media output data (e.g., composite video frames or audio samples) of the media presentation without interrupting other operations (e.g., editing operations, etc.) of the media-editing application. The background-rendering modules in some embodiments include a first background-rendering module and a second background-rendering module. The first background-rendering module determines a prioritized order in which the segments are to be rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Graves, Giovanni Agnoli, Vijay Sundaram
  • Patent number: 8886015
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a media-editing application. The application receives a command to import a media file into the media-editing application. The media file includes a sequence of video images. The application copies the media file to a storage location associated with the media-editing application. The method performs several analysis and transcode operations on the media file in parallel. In some embodiments, the application identifies a video image on which to the operations. The application schedules a single set of image preparation operations for the video image to generate one or more sets of image data for the operations. The method sends the image data to the different operations. A same set of image data is sent to at least two of the operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nils Angquist, Giovanni Agnoli, Eric J. Graves
  • Patent number: 8839110
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method that receives the addition of a video clip to a composite video project. The video clip has a sequence of video images at a first frame rate and the composite video project has a second frame rate for outputting video images. When the first frame rate does not match the second frame rate but is within a threshold of the second frame rate, the method generates output video images for a particular duration of the composite video project at the second frame rate by using each of the video images of the video clip once during the particular duration. When the first frame rate is not within the threshold, generating output video images for the particular duration of the composite video project at the second frame rate by using at least one of the video images for each output video image over the particular duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaohuan C. Wang, Giovanni Agnoli, Shaun M. Poole, Vijay Sundaram, Eric J. Graves, Peter Chou, Colleen Pendergast, David N. Chen
  • Publication number: 20120206653
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a media-editing application. The application includes several image processing destinations for performing operations on video images. The application includes a scheduling engine for scheduling disk read, decode, and graphics processing operations to perform on images to prepare the images for the several destinations. The scheduling engine includes a first set of instructions for scheduling images based on a speed at which a particular one of the several destinations processes the images when none of the destinations require images in real-time. The scheduling engine includes a second set of instructions for scheduling images based on a real-time clock when at least one of the several destinations requires images in real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Eric J. Graves, Nils Angquist, Giovanni Agnoli
  • Publication number: 20120210232
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method that receives the addition of a video clip to a composite video project. The video clip has a sequence of video images at a first frame rate and the composite video project has a second frame rate for outputting video images. When the first frame rate does not match the second frame rate but is within a threshold of the second frame rate, the method generates output video images for a particular duration of the composite video project at the second frame rate by using each of the video images of the video clip once during the particular duration. When the first frame rate is not within the threshold, generating output video images for the particular duration of the composite video project at the second frame rate by using at least one of the video images for each output video image over the particular duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Xiaohuan C. Wang, Giovanni Agnoli, Shaun M. Poole, Vijay Sundaram, Eric J. Graves, Peter Chou, Colleen Pendergast, David N. Chen
  • Publication number: 20120210228
    Abstract: A novel method for retiming a portion of a media content (e.g., audio data, video data, audio and video data, etc.) in a media-editing application is provided. The media editing application includes a user interface for defining a range in order to select a portion of the media content. The media editing application performs retiming by applying a speed effect to the portion of the media content selected by the defined range. For a faster speed effect, the media editing application retimes the selected portion of the media content by sampling the media content at a faster rate. For a slower speed effect, the media editing application retimes the selected portion of the media content by sampling the content at a slower rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Xiaohuan C. Wang, Giovanni Agnoli, David N. Chen, Vijay Sundaram, Brian Meaney, Mike Stern, Paul T. Schneider, Eric J. Graves, Randy Ubillos
  • Publication number: 20120207449
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a media-editing application. The application receives a command to import a media file into the media-editing application. The media file includes a sequence of video images. The application copies the media file to a storage location associated with the media-editing application. The method performs several analysis and transcode operations on the media file in parallel. In some embodiments, the application identifies a video image on which to the operations. The application schedules a single set of image preparation operations for the video image to generate one or more sets of image data for the operations. The method sends the image data to the different operations. A same set of image data is sent to at least two of the operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Nils Angquist, Giovanni Agnoli, Eric J. Graves
  • Publication number: 20120198318
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a media-editing application that includes several background-rendering modules. These modules automatically render segments of a media presentation in the background of a system on which the media-editing application is being executed. By performing rendering in the background, the background-rendering modules produce rendered results for the segments. That is, the modules pre-generate playable media output data (e.g., composite video frames or audio samples) of the media presentation without interrupting other operations (e.g., editing operations, etc.) of the media-editing application. The background-rendering modules in some embodiments include a first background-rendering module and a second background-rendering module. The first background-rendering module determines a prioritized order in which the segments are to be rendered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Eric J. Graves, Giovanni Agnoli, Vijay Sundaram
  • Publication number: 20120198319
    Abstract: For a media-editing application that creates a composite media presentation, some embodiments of the invention provide a method for reducing rendering operations by dividing the composite presentation into several segments and rendering the segments in a manner that allows for these segments to move with respect to each other without losing the rendered results. The media-editing application defines portions of a media presentation as segments. When the media-editing application renders a segment of the media presentation, the application computes an identifier that uniquely identifies the segment and then uses this identifier to store and later retrieve the rendered result for the segment. The application in some embodiments computes the identifier based on a set of attributes of the segment, and stores the results of rendering the segment at a location that is uniquely identifiable in a storage structure by the identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Giovanni Agnoli, Kenneth M. Carson, Eric J. Graves, Shaun M. Poole