Patents by Inventor Kevin Leigh LaChapelle

Kevin Leigh LaChapelle 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: 20040078357
    Abstract: Optimizing operation of a media player during rendering of media files. The invention includes authoring software to create a data structure and to populate the created data structure with obtained metadata. The invention also includes rendering software to retrieve the metadata from the data structure and to identify media files to render. In one embodiment, the invention is operable as part of a compressed media format having a set of small files containing metadata, menus, and playlists in a compiled binary format designed for playback on feature-rich personal computer media players as well as low cost media players.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Leigh LaChapelle, Ian Cameron Mercer
  • Publication number: 20040078382
    Abstract: Creating and displaying an adaptive menu structure for media files. The invention includes authoring software to create the menu structure to enable a user to navigate the media files using a media player. The invention also includes filtering software to adapt the created menu structure to display menu information on a display associated with the media player as a function of a media type associated with the media player. In one embodiment, the invention is operable as part of a compressed media format having a set of small files containing metadata, menus, and playlists in a compiled binary format designed for playback on feature-rich personal computer media players as well as low cost media players.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Cameron Mercer, Kevin Leigh LaChapelle