Patents by Inventor James Mazur

James Mazur 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: 20210110681
    Abstract: Methods and systems of authoring audio signal(s) into haptic data file(s) are disclosed. An audio analysis module analyses the audio signal(s) using filterbank(s) or by performing a spectrogram analysis. Transients are detected in the audio signal. If present, the transients are processed to determine a transient score and a transient binary. A database stores device specific information and actuator specific information. A haptic perceptual bandwidth of an electronic computing device having an embedded actuator is determined by using information from the database. A user interface allows modification of time-amplitude values and transient values based on the determined haptic perceptual bandwidth. Authored time amplitude values are aggregated in authored audio descriptor data, which is passed to a transformation module that fits the data into the haptic perceptual bandwidth and implements algorithms to produce transformed audio descriptor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Lofelt GmbH
    Inventors: Maximilian Weber, James Mazur, Gwydion ap Dafydd, Daniel Büttner
  • Publication number: 20210110841
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system of transforming an audio signal into a haptic data to fit into a haptic perceptual bandwidth of an electronic device having at least one actuator is disclosed. The method and system receives the audio signal; filters the audio signal into one or more frequency bands with each frequency band having a center frequency and time-amplitude values; authors the one or more frequency bands by modifying the time-amplitude values by changing, appending or deleting one or more time amplitude values to create an authored audio descriptor data; calculates an available bandwidth and the haptic perceptual bandwidth of the electronic device having at least one embedded actuator and fits the authored audio descriptor data into the haptic perceptual bandwidth of the electronic device to create a haptic data file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Lofelt GmbH
    Inventors: Maximilian Weber, James Mazur, Gwydion ap Dafydd, Daniel Büttner
  • Patent number: 10657779
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a haptic output from an audio signal having a continuous stream of sampled digital audio data are provided. A haptic processing system receives the digital audio data, analyses the digital audio data for processing and extracts haptic signals for generating a haptic effect through an actuator. The method includes passing the digital audio signal on through dynamic processor(s), adjusting the dynamic range of the digital audio signal, extracting the signal envelope of the audio data, synthesising low-frequency signals from the extracted signal envelope, and enhancing the low-frequency content using a resonator. The haptic output is generated by mixing the digital audio signal with outputs from the different modules of the haptic processing system. An analytics module monitors, controls and adjusts the processing of the digital audio signal at the noise gate module, the compressor module and the envelope module to enhance the haptic output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Lofelt GmbH
    Inventors: Maximilian Weber, Daniel Büttner, Sebastian Roos, James Mazur
  • Publication number: 20190379342
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a haptic output from an audio signal having a continuous stream of sampled digital audio data are provided. A haptic processing system receives the digital audio data, analyses the digital audio data for processing and extracts haptic signals for generating a haptic effect through an actuator. The method includes passing the digital audio signal on through dynamic processor(s), adjusting the dynamic range of the digital audio signal, extracting the signal envelope of the audio data, synthesising low-frequency signals from the extracted signal envelope, and enhancing the low-frequency content using a resonator. The haptic output is generated by mixing the digital audio signal with outputs from the different modules of the haptic processing system. An analytics module monitors, controls and adjusts the processing of the digital audio signal at the noise gate module, the compressor module and the envelope module to enhance the haptic output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Lofelt GmbH
    Inventors: Maximilian Weber, Daniel Büttner, Sebastian Roos, James Mazur
  • Patent number: 8362349
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to the field of control and manipulation of a digital audio signal by a user manipulable touch sensitive control surface. The present invention is specifically applicable to user manipulation of digital audio signals by disc jockeys (DJs). A touch sensitive surface substantially circumferential in shape is divided into two regions: an inner or central portion and an outer or circumferential portion. The inner portion responds to linear motion imparted by the user while the outer portion responds to circumferential motion. The linear motion imparted by the user in the central portion is used manipulate a digital audio data stream in order to impart a scratch effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Gibson Guitar Corp.
    Inventors: James Mazur, Brian Gibson, Damon Langlois
  • Patent number: 8153883
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to control and audio manipulation of a digital audio signal by a user manipulable rotary control. The disclosure is specifically applicable to manipulation of a digital audio signal by disc jockeys (DJs). A magnet and corresponding sensor are used to obtain rotational state information from the turning of the user manipulable rotary control. This rotational state information is used to manipulate a digital audio signal. Manipulation of the digital audio includes forward and backward motion as well as a “scratch effect”. Rotational state information obtained from rotating magnet includes the possibility of absolute rotation position as well as relative rotational position, or rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Gibson Guitar Corp.
    Inventors: Alan Flum, James Mazur
  • Patent number: 8053660
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to a scratch effect controller for use by a disk jockey, wherein at least one electromagnet creates the slippage tension or friction effect between the user manipulated disc, which includes a vinyl-like surface thereby simulating a vinyl record, and the rotatable or fixed platter. The strength of the electromagnet is variable so as to create a variable slippage tension or friction effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Stanton Magnetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Flum, James Mazur
  • Patent number: 7928313
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to a scratch effect controller for use by a disk jockey, wherein at least one electromagnet creates the slippage tension or friction effect between the user manipulated disc, which includes a vinyl-like surface thereby simulating a vinyl record, and the rotatable or fixed platter. The strength of the electromagnet is variable so as to create a variable slippage tension or friction effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Stanton Magnetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Flum, James Mazur
  • Publication number: 20110063230
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to the field of control and manipulation of a digital audio signal by a user manipulable touch sensitive control surface. The present invention is specifically applicable to user manipulation of digital audio signals by disc jockeys (DJs). A touch sensitive surface substantially circumferential in shape is divided into two regions: an inner or central portion and an outer or circumferential portion. The inner portion responds to linear motion imparted by the user while the outer portion responds to circumferential motion. The linear motion imparted by the user in the central portion is used manipulate a digital audio data stream in order to impart a scratch effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: James Mazur, Brian Gibson, Damon Langlois
  • Patent number: 7763843
    Abstract: The controller of the present invention includes an optical navigation system which is responsive to movement, velocity of position of a rotatable platter. The optical navigation system is responsive to rotation of the rotatable platter and is further responsive to at least one degree of freedom of tilting of the rotatable platter. The rotatable platter typically includes a textured pattern so that the optical navigation system can acquire sequential surface images of the textured pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Stanton Magnetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Flum, James Mazur
  • Publication number: 20100080109
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to a scratch effect controller for use by a disk jockey, wherein at least one electromagnet creates the slippage tension or friction effect between the user manipulated disc, which includes a vinyl-like surface thereby simulating a vinyl record, and the rotatable or fixed platter. The strength of the electromagnet is variable so as to create a variable slippage tension or friction effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: STANTON MAGNETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Flum, James Mazur
  • Publication number: 20100020673
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to control and audio manipulation of a digital audio signal by a user manipulable rotary control. The disclosure is specifically applicable to manipulation of a digital audio signal by disc jockeys (DJs). A magnet and corresponding sensor are used to obtain rotational state information from the turning of the user manipulable rotary control. This rotational state information is used to manipulate a digital audio signal. Manipulation of the digital audio includes forward and backward motion as well as a “scratch effect”. Rotational state information obtained from rotating magnet includes the possibility of absolute rotation position as well as relative rotational position, or rotational direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Alan Flum, James Mazur
  • Publication number: 20090320670
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to a scratch effect controller for use by a disk jockey, wherein at least one electromagnet creates the slippage tension or friction effect between the user manipulated disc, which includes a vinyl-like surface thereby simulating a vinyl record, and the rotatable or fixed platter. The strength of the electromagnet is variable so as to create a variable slippage tension or friction effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Alan Flum, James Mazur
  • Patent number: 7566827
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to a scratch effect controller for use by a disk jockey, wherein at least one electromagnet creates the slippage tension or friction effect between the user manipulated disc, which includes a vinyl-like surface thereby simulating a vinyl record, and the rotatable or fixed platter. The strength of the electromagnet is variable so as to create a variable slippage tension or friction effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Stanton Magnetics, Inc.
    Inventors: James Mazur, Alan Flum
  • Patent number: 7567498
    Abstract: The present invention is a turntable which includes an internal analog to digital converter and a controller for a standard digital format. This allows a jack for a standard digital format to be incorporated into the turntable, so that digital signals are generated to be received by the soundcard of an external computer or similar piece of digital equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Stanton Magnetics, Inc.
    Inventors: James Mazur, Alan Flum, Erik Themmen, Mark Demouy, Darrin Young
  • Publication number: 20080101183
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to a scratch effect controller for use by a disk jockey, wherein at least one electromagnet creates the slippage tension or friction effect between the user manipulated disc, which includes a vinyl-like surface thereby simulating a vinyl record, and the rotatable or fixed platter. The strength of the electromagnet is variable so as to create a variable slippage tension or friction effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: James Mazur, Alan Flum
  • Publication number: 20080062560
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to a scratch effect controller wherein the lower surface of the user manipulated disc and the upper surface of the rotary platter are made of low friction material. The lower surface of the user manipulated disc and the upper surface of the rotary platter impinge against each other creating an area of low friction, thereby eliminating the need for a slip disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventors: James Mazur, Alan Flum
  • Patent number: D578513
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Stanton Magnetics Inc.
    Inventor: James Mazur
  • Patent number: D578514
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Stanton Magnetics Inc.
    Inventor: James Mazur
  • Patent number: D628981
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Stanton Magnetics, Inc.
    Inventor: James Mazur