Patents by Inventor Kjell Bronder

Kjell Bronder 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: 9582160
    Abstract: In order to display a set of media items in a visually pleasing manner, the relationship between the set of media items and a plurality of predefined media arrangements may be determined. A score corresponding to the set of media items may be compared to a score corresponding to each of the predefined media arrangements. The media item score and the media arrangement scores may be based on properties of the media items and properties of the media arrangements, respectively. The media arrangement that is most closely related to the set of media items may be identified based on the score comparison and the media items may be displayed in the identified media arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Circlaeys, Kjell Bronder, Ralf Weber
  • Patent number: 9489104
    Abstract: A set of media items may be matched with a media arrangement that displays the media items in the set in a group of frames. The media arrangement may extend across an area larger than a viewable area of a display device. In order to determine the media items that appear within a viewable area, a list of media items may be divided into two portions, one on either side of a middle item in the list. If any part of a frame with which the middle item is associated is within an extended spatial area that extends beyond the viewable area, the middle item may be eliminated from the list, when no part of the frame with which the middle item is associated is within the extended area. The process may be repeated until it is determined that a part of a frame with which the middle item is associated is within the extended area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Circlaeys, Kjell Bronder, Ralf Weber
  • Publication number: 20150254806
    Abstract: A set of media items may be matched with a media arrangement that displays the media items in the set in a group of frames having various sizes and positions. The media arrangement may extend across an area that is larger than a viewable area of a display device on which the media arrangement is displayed. A user may adjust (e.g., scroll) the viewable portion of the media arrangement. Because the media arrangement may include a large number of media items, it may not be feasible or possible to retrieve and load all of the media items into media frames in advance. Thus, a method and system may be used to progressively load media items into media frames for the viewable area and to pre-fetch media items for areas of the media arrangement that may be displayed after the current viewable area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Circlaeys, Kjell Bronder, Ralf Weber
  • Publication number: 20150134661
    Abstract: A user interface to match a requested set of media items for display in a media item arrangement requires an efficient method of obtaining properties of the requested media items. The requested media items may span across multiple connected sources and be associated with multiple users. A first cache layer of a multi-layer cache system stores a flat representation of metadata items corresponding to media items available from connected sources. A second cache layer stores compiles metadata items from the first cache layer into sets of metadata items for various media item groupings. A third cache layer compiles sets of metadata items from the second cache layer into ordered sets of metadata items. The ordered sets of metadata items may be used to identify an appropriate media item arrangement in which to display the associated media items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Circlaeys, Kjell Bronder, Ralf Weber
  • Publication number: 20150135069
    Abstract: In order to display a set of media items in a visually pleasing manner, the relationship between the set of media items and a plurality of predefined media arrangements may be determined. A score corresponding to the set of media items may be compared to a score corresponding to each of the predefined media arrangements. The media item score and the media arrangement scores may be based on properties of the media items and properties of the media arrangements, respectively. The media arrangement that is most closely related to the set of media items may be identified based on the score comparison and the media items may be displayed in the identified media arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Eric Circlaeys, Kjell Bronder, Ralf Weber
  • Publication number: 20150135134
    Abstract: A set of media items may be matched with a media arrangement that displays the media items in the set in a group of frames. The media arrangement may extend across an area larger than a viewable area of a display device. In order to determine the media items that appear within a viewable area, a list of media items may be divided into two portions, one on either side of a middle item in the list. If any part of a frame with which the middle item is associated is within an extended spatial area that extends beyond the viewable area, the middle item may be eliminated from the list, when no part of the frame with which the middle item is associated is within the extended area. The process may be repeated until it is determined that a part of a frame with which the middle item is associated is within the extended area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Circlaeys, Kjell Bronder, Ralf Weber
  • Patent number: 8582952
    Abstract: The disclosure addresses methods and apparatus for evaluating video presentations, particularly those displaying a succession of generally static images to identify the transition from a first image to a second image. The change of images facilitates the insertion of chapter markers which may be later used to index the content of the video and to facilitate navigation to selected content in the video. In one implementation, a difference measurement will be made between selected frames of the video presentation and evaluated with a statistical measure of the magnitude of the difference measurements, such as a Root Mean Square analysis. In preferred implementations, all processing will be done in the digital domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric M. Circlaeys, Kjell Bronder
  • Patent number: 8352873
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a method includes receiving a request to initiate recording of media content of an event. The method also includes controlling capturing of the media content by a capture machine in response to the received request. The method includes opening a chat session among one or more persons that are listeners or viewers of the event being captured, wherein the opening is in response to the request to initiate recording of the media content. The chat session comprises one or more entries that include a chat input from the one or more persons and a timecode of the chat input. The method includes receiving a request to stop recording of the media content of the event. The method also includes combining at least a subset of the one or more entries of the chat session with the media content using the time code of the one or more entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Craig, Eric M. Circlaeys, Kjell Bronder
  • Publication number: 20120030597
    Abstract: The disclosure identifies a system and method for defining variable parameters to control a workflow. The control of the workflow is achieved in part through presentation and control of a user interface to a processor-based system that identifies variable parameters to the workflow and provides a mechanism by which such variable parameters may be input to the processing system. In some examples, only inputs of a subset of the variable parameters may be input at a single time. Similarly, in some examples, the system may control which variable parameters may be input at a given time in reference to prior inputs of other variable parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric M. Circlaeys, Kjell Bronder
  • Publication number: 20110064381
    Abstract: The disclosure addresses methods and apparatus for evaluating video presentations, particularly those displaying a succession of generally static images to identify the transition from a first image to a second image. The change of images facilitates the insertion of chapter markers which may be later used to index the content of the video and to facilitate navigation to selected content in the video. In one implementation, a difference measurement will be made between selected frames of the video presentation and evaluated with a statistical measure of the magnitude of the difference measurements, such as a Root Mean Square analysis. In preferred implementations, all processing will be done in the digital domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric M. Circlaeys, Kjell Bronder
  • Publication number: 20090307614
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a method includes receiving a request to initiate recording of media content of an event. The method also includes controlling capturing of the media content by a capture machine in response to the received request. The method includes opening a chat session among one or more persons that are listeners or viewers of the event being captured, wherein the opening is in response to the request to initiate recording of the media content. The chat session comprises one or more entries that include a chat input from the one or more persons and a timecode of the chat input. The method includes receiving a request to stop recording of the media content of the event. The method also includes combining at least a subset of the one or more entries of the chat session with the media content using the time code of the one or more entries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Craig, Eric M. Circlaeys, Kjell Bronder
  • Publication number: 20090037524
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to control media presentation provide capabilities to capture a media event and process the media content captured in a distributed arrangement. In an embodiment, a media client communicates with a media production server to conduct a media capture event and to process media content generated from the media capture event in which the media production server controls the media capture machine that generates the media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David Michael O'Rourke, Nick Brosnahan, David Kramer, Kjell Bronder, Nathan Spindel, Eric Circlaeys