Patents by Inventor Joseph Plazak

Joseph Plazak 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: 20230032765
    Abstract: A graphical user interface for music creation applications, such as score notation applications and digital audio workstations, includes multi-dimensional gestures. To enter a sound event into a musical project, a user uses an input device to select and drag a desired sound event in one or more dimensions. The relative position or rate of movement along a given dimension defines a value of a sound event parameter allocated to the given dimension. The sound event is entered into the project when the selection is released. The user inputs the gesture using a pointing device such as a mouse, stylus with a touch screen, or finger on a touch screen. Stylus dimensions mapped to sound event parameters may include, horizontal and vertical stylus tip positions, vertical and horizontal tilt of the stylus, and stylus tip pressure. Sound event parameters controlled by the gestures may include diatonic pitch, chromatic inflection, and duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Plazak, Sam Butler
  • Publication number: 20220310048
    Abstract: A media composition application, such as a musical scorewriter or a digital audio workstation, provides in situ suggestions for continuation or completion of a media composition. The suggestions are based on some or all of the portion of the composition already composed or are based on a corpus of compositions, such as those by a particular composer or those of a specific genre. The length of the suggestions is specified by the user. The suggestions are provided within a graphical user interface of the application and displayed as a possible direct continuation of the composition within a musical stave. If the user rejects the suggestion, additional suggestions are automatically displayed in situ. Reductive, most-probable suggestions may be offered as well as exploratory suggestions that facilitate a creative compositional interaction between user and application. Data filters enable selected aspects of a data source to be used for suggestion generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Plazak
  • Publication number: 20110133955
    Abstract: A traffic control system for controlling vehicular traffic flow at intersections in which the conventional red/yellow/green three-light traffic signal that informs a motorist to stop, prepare to stop, and go is supplemented with multiple yellow light signals which are integrated as part of the traffic light. The additional yellow light signals inform a motorist that they will have sufficient time to make a gradual normal stop at the intersection before the red stop light is switched on by dividing the duration of the yellow cautionary signal into multiple yellow light signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Carey Plazak, Joseph Plazak