Patents by Inventor Mark A. van den Bergen

Mark A. van den Bergen 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: 20180204604
    Abstract: A system providing a user interface to annotate different items in a media production system such as in a digital non-linear post production system. Parts of the production, such as clips, frames and layers, that have an associated annotation are provided with a visual annotation marker. The annotation marker can use shape, color or animation to convey source, urgency, status or other information. Annotations can be text, freehand drawing, audio, or other. Annotations can be automatically generated. Annotations can be compiled into records, searched and transferred. A state of an application program can be stored and transferred to a remote system. The remote system attempts to recreate the original state of the application program. If the remote system is unable to do so, an image of the state of the application program is obtained, instead. Assignment of control to various functions of an application program is achieved by associating a function (i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Mark A. van den Bergen, Steven Hall, Jason Peterson, Stephen Dyson
  • Patent number: 9947367
    Abstract: A state of an application program can be stored and transferred to a remote system. The remote system attempts to recreate the original state of the application program. If the remote system is unable to do so, an image of the state of the application program is obtained, instead. Assignment of control to various functions of an application program is achieved by associating a function (i.e., modifying a parameter) with a user control at a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Mark A. van den Bergen, Steven Hall, Jason Peterson, Stephen Dyson
  • Publication number: 20170062016
    Abstract: A system providing a user interface to annotate different items in a media production system such as in a digital non-linear post production system. Parts of the production, such as clips, frames and layers, that have an associated annotation are provided with a visual annotation marker. The annotation marker can use shape, color or animation to convey source, urgency, status or other information. Annotations can be text, freehand drawing, audio, or other. Annotations can be automatically generated. Annotations can be compiled into records, searched and transferred. A state of an application program can be stored and transferred to a remote system. The remote system attempts to recreate the original state of the application program. If the remote system is unable to do so, an image of the state of the application program is obtained, instead. Assignment of control to various functions of an application program is achieved by associating a function (i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Mark A. van den Bergen, Steven Hall, Jason Peterson, Stephen Dyson
  • Publication number: 20120159342
    Abstract: A state of an application program can be stored and transferred to a remote system. The remote system attempts to recreate the original state of the application program. If the remote system is unable to do so, an image of the state of the application program is obtained, instead. Assignment of control to various functions of an application program is achieved by associating a function (i.e., modifying a parameter) with a user control at a remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicants: SONY ELECTRONICS, INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Mark A. van den Bergen, Steven Hall, Jason Peterson, Stephen Dyson
  • Patent number: 8131866
    Abstract: A system providing a user interface to annotate different items in a media production system such as in a digital non-linear post production system. Parts of the production, such as clips, frames and layers, that have an associated annotation are provided with a visual annotation marker. The annotation marker can use shape, color or animation to convey source, urgency, status or other information. Annotations can be text, freehand drawing, audio, or other. Annotations can be automatically generated. Annotations can be compiled into records, searched and transferred. A state of an application program can be stored and transferred to a remote system. The remote system attempts to recreate the original state of the application program. If the remote system is unable to do so, an image of the state of the application program is obtained, instead. Assignment of control to various functions of an application program is achieved by associating a function (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Mark A. van den Bergen, Steven Hall, Jason Peterson, Stephen Dyson
  • Publication number: 20110167349
    Abstract: A system providing a user interface to annotate different items in a media production system such as in a digital non-linear post production system. Parts of the production, such as clips, frames and layers, that have an associated annotation are provided with a visual annotation marker. The annotation marker can use shape, color or animation to convey source, urgency, status or other information. Annotations can be text, freehand drawing, audio, or other. Annotations can be automatically generated. Annotations can be compiled into records, searched and transferred. A state of an application program can be stored and transferred to a remote system. The remote system attempts to recreate the original state of the application program. If the remote system is unable to do so, an image of the state of the application program is obtained, instead. Assignment of control to various functions of an application program is achieved by associating a function (i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Mark A. van den Bergen, Steven Hall, Jason Peterson, Stephen Dyson
  • Patent number: 7930418
    Abstract: A system providing a user interface to annotate different items in a media production system such as in a digital non-linear post production system. Parts of the production, such as clips, frames and layers, that have an associated annotation are provided with a visual annotation marker. The annotation marker can use shape, color or animation to convey source, urgency, status or other information. Annotations can be text, freehand drawing, audio, or other. Annotations can be automatically generated. Annotations can be compiled into records, searched and transferred. A state of an application program can be stored and transferred to a remote system. The remote system attempts to recreate the original state of the application program. If the remote system is unable to do so, an image of the state of the application program is obtained, instead. Assignment of control to various functions of an application program is achieved by associating a function (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Mark A. van den Bergen, Steven Hall, Jason Peterson, Stephen Dyson
  • Patent number: 7334026
    Abstract: A system providing a user interface to annotate different items in a media production system such as in a digital non-linear post production system. Parts of the production, such as clips, frames and layers, that have an associated annotation are provided with a visual annotation marker. The annotation marker can use shape, color or animation to convey source, urgency, status or other information. Annotations can be text, freehand drawing, audio, or other. Annotations can be automatically generated. Annotations can be compiled into records, searched and transferred. A state of an application program can be stored and transferred to a remote system. The remote system attempts to recreate the original state of the application program. If the remote system is unable to do so, an image of the state of the application program is obtained, instead. Assignment of control to various functions of an application program is achieved by associating a function (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Mark A. van den Bergen, Steven Hall, Jason Peterson, Stephen Dyson
  • Publication number: 20050163345
    Abstract: Image data is processed to track moving foreground objects thereby identifying tracked objects, and the movement of said foreground objects is tracked. A timeline is displayed, along with an indication of said tracked objects with reference to said timeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Applicant: Safehouse International Limited
    Inventors: Mark van den Bergen, Michael Henson
  • Publication number: 20050163212
    Abstract: Graphical output representing the activity of a plurality of monitoring detection devices over a region is displayed. The detection devices are represented as an array of regular polygons in an arrangement substantially analogous to the monitored region, and a characteristic of the graphical output is adjusted within a displayed polygon by a degree dependent upon the level of activity detected by its respective detection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Applicant: Safehouse International Limited
    Inventors: Michael Henson, Jamie Sherrah, Peter Quartermain, Mark van den Bergen
  • Publication number: 20050163346
    Abstract: Output from a video camera is monitored. Input data is analysed to produce a model of a background image and incoming image data is compared with said background model to identify images having a high level of activity created by the introduction of a foreground object. A period of activity, composed of a plurality of consecutive images having a high level of activity, is identified, and an exemplar image is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Applicant: Safehouse International Limited
    Inventors: Mark van den Bergen, David Tymon, Michael Henson, Gijsbert de Haan, Martin Blais
  • Patent number: 6873344
    Abstract: A system for processing images, or clips, as, for example, in a movie or video post production system. The clips are associated with a flowgraph representation that visually depicts all of the operations used to generate the clips. Correspondence between the image and flowgraph representations is tightly maintained so that the user can conveniently switch between, and work among, the different representations. Efficient user interface mechanisms are provided to work with flowgraph items to construct nodes representing operations. Nodes can be joined in an automated, or assisted, manner. Flowgraphs can be automatically generated according to user inputs in other parts of the system. For example, layered effects can have flowgraphs that are automatically generated. A freehand drawing timing capture tool is provided. All operations that contribute to a single (or more) pixel's value can be listed and selectively activated or deactivated to detect a problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Bruno Sargeant, Junichi Tsukamoto, Sidhartha Deb, Makoto Kawamura, Shingo Kawabe, Mark A. van den Bergen, Farhana Bandukwala
  • Publication number: 20040181592
    Abstract: A system providing a user interface to annotate different items in a media production system such as in a digital non-linear post production system. Parts of the production, such as clips, frames and layers, that have an associated annotation are provided with a visual annotation marker. The annotation marker can use shape, color or animation to convey source, urgency, status or other information. Annotations can be text, freehand drawing, audio, or other. Annotations can be automatically generated. Annotations can be compiled into records, searched and transferred. A state of an application program can be stored and transferred to a remote system. The remote system attempts to recreate the original state of the application program. If the remote system is unable to do so, an image of the state of the application program is obtained, instead. Assignment of control to various functions of an application program is achieved by associating a function (i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Applicant: Sony Corporation and Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Mark A. van den Bergen, Steven Hall, Jason Peterson, Stephen Dyson
  • Publication number: 20040179025
    Abstract: A system providing a user interface to annotate different items in a media production system such as in a digital non-linear post production system. Parts of the production, such as clips, frames and layers, that have an associated annotation are provided with a visual annotation marker. The annotation marker can use shape, color or animation to convey source, urgency, status or other information. Annotations can be text, freehand drawing, audio, or other. Annotations can be automatically generated. Annotations can be compiled into records, searched and transferred. A state of an application program can be stored and transferred to a remote system. The remote system attempts to recreate the original state of the application program. If the remote system is unable to do so, an image of the state of the application program is obtained, instead. Assignment of control to various functions of an application program is achieved by associating a function (i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Applicant: Sony Corporation and Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Mark A. van den Bergen, Steven Hall, Jason Peterson, Stephen Dyson
  • Patent number: 6789109
    Abstract: A system providing a user interface to annotate different items in a media production system such as in a digital non-linear post production system. Parts of the production, such as clips, frames and layers, that have an associated annotation are provided with a visual annotation marker. The annotation marker can use shape, color or animation to convey source, urgency, status or other information. Annotations can be text, freehand drawing, audio, or other. Annotations can be automatically generated. Annotations can be compiled into records, searched and transferred. A state of an application program can be stored and transferred to a remote system. The remote system attempts to recreate the original state of the application program. If the remote system is unable to do so, an image of the state of the application program is obtained, instead. Assignment of control to various functions of an application program is achieved by associating a function (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Mark A. van den Bergen, Steven Hall, Jason Peterson, Stephen Dyson
  • Publication number: 20020140707
    Abstract: A system for processing images, or clips, as, for example, in a movie or video post production system. The clips are associated with a flowgraph representation that visually depicts all of the operations used to generate the clips. Correspondence between the image and flowgraph representations is tightly maintained so that the user can conveniently switch between, and work among, the different representations. Efficient user interface mechanisms are provided to work with flowgraph items to construct nodes representing operations. Nodes can be joined in an automated, or assisted, manner. Flowgraphs can be automatically generated according to user inputs in other parts of the system. For example, layered effects can have flowgraphs that are automatically generated. A freehand drawing timing capture tool is provided. All operations that contribute to a single (or more) pixel's value can be listed and selectively activated or deactivated to detect a problem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Applicant: Sony Corporation and Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Bruno Sargeant, Junichi Tsukamoto, Sidhartha Deb, Makoto Kawamura, Shingo Kawabe, Mark A. van den Bergen, Farhana Bandukwala
  • Publication number: 20020113803
    Abstract: A system providing a user interface to annotate different items in a media production system such as in a digital non-linear post production system. Parts of the production, such as clips, frames and layers, that have an associated annotation are provided with a visual annotation marker. The annotation marker can use shape, color or animation to convey source, urgency, status or other information. Annotations can be text, freehand drawing, audio, or other. Annotations can be automatically generated. Annotations can be compiled into records, searched and transferred. A state of an application program can be stored and transferred to a remote system. The remote system attempts to recreate the original state of the application program. If the remote system is unable to do so, an image of the state of the application program is obtained, instead. Assignment of control to various functions of an application program is achieved by associating a function (i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Applicant: Sony Corporation and Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Mark A. van den Bergen, Steven Hall, Jason Peterson, Stephen Dyson