Patents by Inventor Mark Steven Cameron

Mark Steven Cameron 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: 10255028
    Abstract: A composite variable duration soundtrack for a user to play while reading a text source, the soundtrack duration being defined by a soundtrack timeline. The soundtrack comprises multiple sound layers configured to play concurrently through the soundtrack timeline, each sound layer having an arrangement of one or more audio features that are configured to play at preset start times in the soundtrack timeline. At least one sound layer is adapted for modifying the preset start and stop times of its audio features to match the reading speed of a user based on a reading speed input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Booktrack Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Mark Steven Cameron, Paul Charles Cameron
  • Patent number: 10140082
    Abstract: A composite variable duration soundtrack for a user to play while reading a text source, the soundtrack duration being defined by a soundtrack timeline. The soundtrack comprises multiple sound layers configured to play concurrently through the soundtrack timeline, each sound layer having an arrangement of one or more audio features that are configured to play at preset start times in the soundtrack timeline. At least one sound layer is adapted for modifying the preset start and stop times of its audio features to match the reading speed of a user based on a reading speed input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BOOKTRACK HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Steven Cameron, Paul Charles Cameron
  • Patent number: 10095466
    Abstract: A composite variable duration soundtrack for a user to play while reading a text source, the soundtrack duration being defined by a soundtrack timeline. The soundtrack comprises multiple sound layers configured to play concurrently through the soundtrack timeline, each sound layer having an arrangement of one or more audio features that are configured to play at preset start times in the soundtrack timeline. At least one sound layer is adapted for modifying the preset start and stop times of its audio features to match the reading speed of a user based on a reading speed input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Booktrack Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Mark Steven Cameron, Paul Charles Cameron
  • Patent number: 10095465
    Abstract: A composite variable duration soundtrack for a user to play while reading a text source, the soundtrack duration being defined by a soundtrack timeline. The soundtrack comprises multiple sound layers configured to play concurrently through the soundtrack timeline, each sound layer having an arrangement of one or more audio features that are configured to play at preset start times in the soundtrack timeline. At least one sound layer is adapted for modifying the preset start and stop times of its audio features to match the reading speed of a user based on a reading speed input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BOOKTRACK HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Steven Cameron, Paul Charles Cameron
  • Publication number: 20180052656
    Abstract: A method and system for streaming a soundtrack from a server to a remote user device for a reader of electronic media content. The soundtrack is defined by multiple audio regions. Each audio region defined by an audio track for playback in the audio region, a start position in the electronic media content corresponding to where the playback of the audio region is to begin, and a stop position in the electronic media content corresponding to where the playback of the audio region is to cease. The streaming of the soundtrack is based on control data generated by the remote user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Charles Cameron, Mark Steven Cameron, Craig Andrew Wilson, Mark Anthony Buer
  • Patent number: 9898077
    Abstract: A method for displaying electronic text and synchronizing the playback of a soundtrack for the electronic text. The soundtrack contains multiple audio regions configured for playback during corresponding text regions of the electronic text. Playback of the audio regions of the soundtrack over an audio output system is based on a reading position counter indicative of the user's estimate reading position, and which increments based on a user reading speed variable. The user reading speed variable is updated by processing eye tracking signals from an eye tracker to determine the user's reading scan rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Booktrack Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Mark Steven Cameron, Paul Charles Cameron, Craig Andrew Wilson
  • Publication number: 20180032611
    Abstract: A method of automatically generating a digital soundtrack for playback in an environment comprising live speech audio generated by one or more persons speaking in the environment, the method executed by a processing device or devices having associated memory. The method comprises syntactically and/or semantically analysing an incoming text data stream or streams representing or corresponding to the live speech audio in portions to generate an emotional profile for each text portion of the text data stream(s) in the context of a continuous emotion model. The method further comprises generating in real-time a customised soundtrack for the live speech audio comprising music tracks that are played back in the environment in real-time with the live speech audio. Each music track is selected for playback in the soundtrack based at least partly on the determined emotional profile or profiles associated with the most recently processed portion or portions of text from the text data stream(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Charles Cameron, Mark Steven Cameron, Craig Andrew Wilson, Petrus Matheus Godefridus De Vocht, Brock David Moore
  • Publication number: 20170358320
    Abstract: A soundtrack creation method and user playback system for soundtracks synchronized to electronic text. Synchronization is achieved by maintaining a reading speed variable indicative of the user's reading speed. The system provides for multiple channels of audio to enable concurrent playback of two or more partially or entirely overlapping audio regions so as to create an audio output having, for example, sound effects, ambience, music or other audio features that are triggered to playback at specific portions in the electronic text to enhance the reading experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Charles Cameron, Mark Steven Cameron, Rui Zhang, Andrew Russell Davenport, Paul Anthony McGrath
  • Patent number: 9836271
    Abstract: A method and system for streaming a soundtrack from a server to a remote user device for a reader of electronic media content. The soundtrack is defined by multiple audio regions. Each audio region defined by an audio track for playback in the audio region, a start position in the electronic media content corresponding to where the playback of the audio region is to begin, and a stop position in the electronic media content corresponding to where the playback of the audio region is to cease. The streaming of the soundtrack is based on control data generated by the remote user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Booktrack Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Paul Charles Cameron, Mark Steven Cameron, Craig Andrew Wilson, Mark Anthony Buer
  • Patent number: 9666227
    Abstract: A soundtrack creation method and user playback system for soundtracks synchronized to electronic text. Synchronization is achieved by maintaining a reading speed variable indicative of the user's reading speed. The system provides for multiple channels of audio to enable concurrent playback of two or more partially or entirely overlapping audio regions so as to create an audio output having, for example, sound effects, ambience, music or other audio features that are triggered to playback at specific portions in the electronic text to enhance the reading experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Booktrack Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Paul Charles Cameron, Mark Steven Cameron, Rui Zhang, Andrew Russell Davenport, Paul Anthony McGrath
  • Patent number: 9613654
    Abstract: A soundtrack creation method and user playback system for soundtracks synchronized to electronic text. Synchronization is achieved by maintaining a reading speed variable indicative of the user's reading speed. The system provides for multiple channels of audio to enable concurrent playback of two or more partially or entirely overlapping audio regions so as to create an audio output having, for example, sound effects, ambience, music or other audio features that are triggered to playback at specific portions in the electronic text to enhance the reading experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Booktrack Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Paul Charles Cameron, Mark Steven Cameron, Rui Zhang, Andrew Russell Davenport, Paul Anthony McGrath
  • Patent number: 9613653
    Abstract: A soundtrack creation method and user playback system for soundtracks synchronized to electronic text. Synchronization is achieved by maintaining a reading speed variable indicative of the user's reading speed. The system provides for multiple channels of audio to enable concurrent playback of two or more partially or entirely overlapping audio regions so as to create an audio output having, for example, sound effects, ambience, music or other audio features that are triggered to playback at specific portions in the electronic text to enhance the reading experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Booktrack Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Paul Charles Cameron, Mark Steven Cameron, Rui Zhang, Andrew Russell Davenport, Paul Anthony McGrath
  • Publication number: 20160085503
    Abstract: A composite variable duration soundtrack for a user to play while reading a text source, the soundtrack duration being defined by a soundtrack timeline. The soundtrack comprises multiple sound layers configured to play concurrently through the soundtrack timeline, each sound layer having an arrangement of one or more audio features that are configured to play at preset start times in the soundtrack timeline. At least one sound layer is adapted for modifying the preset start and stop times of its audio features to match the reading speed of a user based on a reading speed input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: Booktrack Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Mark Steven CAMERON, Paul Charles Cameron
  • Patent number: 9223864
    Abstract: A composite variable duration soundtrack for a user to play while reading a text source, the soundtrack duration being defined by a soundtrack timeline. The soundtrack comprises multiple sound layers configured to play concurrently through the soundtrack timeline, each sound layer having an arrangement of one or more audio features that are configured to play at preset start times in the soundtrack timeline. At least one sound layer is adapted for modifying the preset start and stop times of its audio features to match the reading speed of a user based on a reading speed input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Booktrack Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Mark Steven Cameron, Paul Charles Cameron
  • Publication number: 20150347084
    Abstract: A composite variable duration soundtrack for a user to play while reading a text source, the soundtrack duration being defined by a soundtrack timeline. The soundtrack comprises multiple sound layers configured to play concurrently through the soundtrack timeline, each sound layer having an arrangement of one or more audio features that are configured to play at preset start times in the soundtrack timeline. At least one sound layer is adapted for modifying the preset start and stop times of its audio features to match the reading speed of a user based on a reading speed input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Booktrack Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Mark Steven Cameron, Paul Charles Cameron
  • Publication number: 20150347083
    Abstract: A composite variable duration soundtrack for a user to play while reading a text source, the soundtrack duration being defined by a soundtrack timeline. The soundtrack comprises multiple sound layers configured to play concurrently through the soundtrack timeline, each sound layer having an arrangement of one or more audio features that are configured to play at preset start times in the soundtrack timeline. At least one sound layer is adapted for modifying the preset start and stop times of its audio features to match the reading speed of a user based on a reading speed input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Booktrack Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Mark Steven Cameron, Paul Charles Cameron
  • Publication number: 20150348532
    Abstract: A composite variable duration soundtrack for a user to play while reading a text source, the soundtrack duration being defined by a soundtrack timeline. The soundtrack comprises multiple sound layers configured to play concurrently through the soundtrack timeline, each sound layer having an arrangement of one or more audio features that are configured to play at preset start times in the soundtrack timeline. At least one sound layer is adapted for modifying the preset start and stop times of its audio features to match the reading speed of a user based on a reading speed input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Booktrack Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Mark Steven CAMERON, Paul Charles Cameron
  • Publication number: 20150347082
    Abstract: A composite variable duration soundtrack for a user to play while reading a text source, the soundtrack duration being defined by a soundtrack timeline. The soundtrack comprises multiple sound layers configured to play concurrently through the soundtrack timeline, each sound layer having an arrangement of one or more audio features that are configured to play at preset start times in the soundtrack timeline. At least one sound layer is adapted for modifying the preset start and stop times of its audio features to match the reading speed of a user based on a reading speed input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Booktrack Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Mark Steven Cameron, Paul Charles Cameron
  • Patent number: 9135333
    Abstract: A composite variable duration soundtrack for a user to play while reading a text source, the soundtrack duration being defined by a soundtrack timeline. The soundtrack comprises multiple sound layers configured to play concurrently through the soundtrack timeline, each sound layer having an arrangement of one or more audio features that are configured to play at preset start times in the soundtrack timeline. At at least one sound layer is adapted for modifying the preset start and stop times of its audio features to match the reading speed of a user based on a reading speed input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Booktrack Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Mark Steven Cameron, Paul Charles Cameron
  • Publication number: 20150082136
    Abstract: A method for displaying electronic text and synchronizing the playback of a soundtrack for the electronic text. The soundtrack contains multiple audio regions configured for playback during corresponding text regions of the electronic text. Playback of the audio regions of the soundtrack over an audio output system is based on a reading position counter indicative of the user's estimate reading position, and which increments based on a user reading speed variable. The user reading speed variable is updated by processing eye tracking signals from an eye tracker to determine the user's reading scan rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Steven Cameron, Paul Charles Cameron, Craig Andrew Wilson