Patents by Inventor Markus Cremer

Markus Cremer 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: 20190236100
    Abstract: An embodiment may involve a server device transmitting, over a wide area network, a first playlist with a first duration to a client device. Possibly while the client device is playing out a current audio file of a first plurality of audio files in the playlist, the server device may receive an instruction from the client device and generate a second playlist. The second playlist may include references to a second plurality of audio files, where playout of the second plurality of audio files may have a duration that is less than the duration of the playout of the first plurality of audio files. The server device may transmit, over the wide area network, the second playlist to the client device. Reception of the second playlist at the client device may cause the audio player application to retrieve and play out the second plurality of audio files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Rishabh Sharma, Markus Cremer
  • Publication number: 20190205337
    Abstract: An embodiment may involve, based on a profile associated with a client device, selecting an audio file containing music. Based on an attribute of the audio file containing the music, an audio file containing a story may be selected. A playlist for the client device may be generated, where the playlist includes (i) a reference to the audio file containing the music, and (ii) a reference to the audio file containing the story. A server device may transmit the playlist to the client device over a wide area network. Reception of the playlist at the client device may cause an audio player application to retrieve and play out each of the audio file containing the music and the audio file containing the story.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Rishabh Sharma, Markus Cremer
  • Patent number: 10311100
    Abstract: An embodiment may involve a server device transmitting, over a wide area network, a first playlist with a first duration to a client device. Possibly while the client device is playing out a current audio file of a first plurality of audio files in the playlist, the server device may receive an instruction from the client device and generate a second playlist. The second playlist may include references to a second plurality of audio files, where playout of the second plurality of audio files may have a duration that is less than the duration of the playout of the first plurality of audio files. The server device may transmit, over the wide area network, the second playlist to the client device. Reception of the second playlist at the client device may cause the audio player application to retrieve and play out the second plurality of audio files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Rishabh Sharma, Markus Cremer
  • Publication number: 20190138550
    Abstract: An embodiment may involve a server device obtaining an audio file containing a story. The server device may determine a mood of the story. The server device may select an audio file containing music, where the audio file containing the music is associated with a music attribute that is indicative of the mood. The server device may generate a playlist for the client device, where the playlist includes (i) a reference to the audio file containing the music, and (ii) a reference to the audio file containing the story. The server device may transmit the playlist, over a wide area network, to the client device. Reception of the playlist at the client device may cause an audio player application to retrieve and play out each audio file therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Rishabh Sharma, Markus Cremer
  • Publication number: 20190139559
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to identify sources of network streaming services are disclosed. An example method includes receiving a first audio signal that represents a decompressed second audio signal, identifying, from the first audio signal, a parameter of an audio compression configuration used to form the decompressed second audio signal, and identifying a source of the decompressed second audio signal based on the identified audio compression configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Zafar Rafii, Markus Cremer, Bongjun Kim
  • Publication number: 20190122678
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to perform windowed sliding transforms are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Zafar Rafii, Markus Cremer, Bongjun Kim
  • Publication number: 20190122673
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to identify sources of network streaming services are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a coding format identifier to identify, from a received first audio signal representing a decompressed second audio signal, an audio compression configuration used to compress a third audio signal to form the second audio signal, and a source identifier to identify a source of the second audio signal based on the identified audio compression configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Zafar Rafii, Markus Cremer, Bongjun Kim
  • Patent number: 10261963
    Abstract: An embodiment may involve, based on a profile associated with a client device, selecting an audio file containing music. Based on an attribute of the audio file containing the music, an audio file containing a story may be selected. A playlist for the client device may be generated, where the playlist includes (i) a reference to the audio file containing the music, and (ii) a reference to the audio file containing the story. A server device may transmit the playlist to the client device over a wide area network. Reception of the playlist at the client device may cause an audio player application to retrieve and play out each of the audio file containing the music and the audio file containing the story.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Rishabh Sharma, Markus Cremer
  • Patent number: 10261964
    Abstract: An embodiment may involve a server device obtaining an audio file containing a story. The server device may determine a mood of the story. The server device may select an audio file containing music, where the audio file containing the music is associated with a music attribute that is indicative of the mood. The server device may generate a playlist for the client device, where the playlist includes (i) a reference to the audio file containing the music, and (ii) a reference to the audio file containing the story. The server device may transmit the playlist, over a wide area network, to the client device. Reception of the playlist at the client device may cause an audio player application to retrieve and play out each audio file therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Rishabh Sharma, Markus Cremer
  • Publication number: 20180310053
    Abstract: A computing system compares various reference fingerprints each representing a reference media stream broadcast on a different respective known channel, and the computing system determines that a plurality of the reference fingerprints match each other, thus defining a multi-match group of the matching reference fingerprints. In response, the computing system identifies a fingerprint feature that could define a distinction between the reference fingerprints, and the computing system resolves the multi-match based on the identified feature, thereby determining the channel carrying the media stream being rendered by the media presentation device. And the server then takes channel-specific action based on the determined channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jaehyung Lee, Dewey Ho Lee, Markus Cremer
  • Publication number: 20180270529
    Abstract: A computing system compares various reference fingerprints each representing a reference media stream broadcast on a different respective known channel, and the computing system determines that a plurality of the reference fingerprints match each other, thus defining a multi-match group of the matching reference fingerprints. In response, the computing system identifies a fingerprint feature that could define a distinction between the reference fingerprints, and the computing system resolves the multi-match based on the identified feature, thereby determining the channel carrying the media stream being rendered by the media presentation device. And the server then takes channel-specific action based on the determined channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jaehyung Lee, Dewey Ho Lee, Markus Cremer
  • Publication number: 20180218072
    Abstract: An embodiment may involve a server device transmitting, over a wide area network, a first playlist with a first duration to a client device. Possibly while the client device is playing out a current audio file of a first plurality of audio files in the playlist, the server device may receive an instruction from the client device and generate a second playlist. The second playlist may include references to a second plurality of audio files, where playout of the second plurality of audio files may have a duration that is less than the duration of the playout of the first plurality of audio files. The server device may transmit, over the wide area network, the second playlist to the client device. Reception of the second playlist at the client device may cause the audio player application to retrieve and play out the second plurality of audio files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Rishabh Sharma, Markus Cremer
  • Patent number: 9992533
    Abstract: A computing system compares various reference fingerprints each representing a reference media stream broadcast on a different respective known channel, and the computing system determines that a plurality of the reference fingerprints match each other, thus defining a multi-match group of the matching reference fingerprints. In response, the computing system identifies a fingerprint feature that could define a distinction between the reference fingerprints, and the computing system resolves the multi-match based on the identified feature, thereby determining the channel carrying the media stream being rendered by the media presentation device. And the server then takes channel-specific action based on the determined channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaehyung Lee, Dewey Ho Lee, Markus Cremer
  • Patent number: 9959343
    Abstract: An embodiment may involve a server device transmitting, over a wide area network, a first playlist with a first duration to a client device. Possibly while the client device is playing out a current audio file of a first plurality of audio files in the playlist, the server device may receive an instruction from the client device and generate a second playlist. The second playlist may include references to a second plurality of audio files, where playout of the second plurality of audio files may have a duration that is less than the duration of the playout of the first plurality of audio files. The server device may transmit, over the wide area network, the second playlist to the client device. Reception of the second playlist at the client device may cause the audio player application to retrieve and play out the second plurality of audio files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Rishabh Sharma, Markus Cremer
  • Publication number: 20170251250
    Abstract: A computing system compares various reference fingerprints each representing a reference media stream broadcast on a different respective known channel, and the computing system determines that a plurality of the reference fingerprints match each other, thus defining a multi-match group of the matching reference fingerprints. In response, the computing system identifies a fingerprint feature that could define a distinction between the reference fingerprints, and the computing system resolves the multi-match based on the identified feature, thereby determining the channel carrying the media stream being rendered by the media presentation device. And the server then takes channel-specific action based on the determined channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Jaehyung Lee, Dewey Ho Lee, Markus Cremer
  • Publication number: 20170202263
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of forming a filter rod (R) of separated fibres and/or randomly oriented filter material fibres (F) for the tobacco processing industry, the method comprising: supplying separated filter material fibres (F) to an inlet (I) of a conveyor device (2), conveying the separated filter material fibres (F) along a process path (P) in a conveying direction (D) from the inlet (I) to an outlet (O) of the conveyor device (2), whereby a strand (4) of the filter material fibres (F) is formed along the process path (P), introducing at least one additive (A), especially a binder, to the strand (4) of filter material fibres (F) on the process path (P) in the conveyor device (2) at a position that is closer to the outlet (O) than the inlet (I), and consolidating the filter material fibres (F) into a filter rod (R) by wrapping the strand (4) of filter material fibres (F) with a wrapper material (6) after the strand (4) exits the outlet (O) of the conveyor device (2) in the conveying direc
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: JT INTERNATIONAL S.A.
    Inventors: Markus Cremer, Noritoshi Fujita, Vladimir Shorin
  • Publication number: 20170193102
    Abstract: An embodiment may involve a server device obtaining an audio file containing a story. The server device may determine a mood of the story. The server device may select an audio file containing music, where the audio file containing the music is associated with a music attribute that is indicative of the mood. The server device may generate a playlist for the client device, where the playlist includes (i) a reference to the audio file containing the music, and (ii) a reference to the audio file containing the story. The server device may transmit the playlist, over a wide area network, to the client device. Reception of the playlist at the client device may cause an audio player application to retrieve and play out each audio file therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Rishabh Sharma, Markus Cremer
  • Publication number: 20170195398
    Abstract: An embodiment may involve a server device transmitting, over a wide area network, a first playlist with a first duration to a client device. Possibly while the client device is playing out a current audio file of a first plurality of audio files in the playlist, the server device may receive an instruction from the client device and generate a second playlist. The second playlist may include references to a second plurality of audio files, where playout of the second plurality of audio files may have a duration that is less than the duration of the playout of the first plurality of audio files. The server device may transmit, over the wide area network, the second playlist to the client device. Reception of the second playlist at the client device may cause the audio player application to retrieve and play out the second plurality of audio files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Rishabh Sharma, Markus Cremer
  • Publication number: 20170193101
    Abstract: An embodiment may involve, based on a profile associated with a client device, selecting an audio file containing music. Based on an attribute of the audio file containing the music, an audio file containing a story may be selected. A playlist for the client device may be generated, where the playlist includes (i) a reference to the audio file containing the music, and (ii) a reference to the audio file containing the story. A server device may transmit the playlist to the client device over a wide area network. Reception of the playlist at the client device may cause an audio player application to retrieve and play out each of the audio file containing the music and the audio file containing the story.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Rishabh Sharma, Markus Cremer
  • Patent number: 8017855
    Abstract: The apparatus for converting an information signal from a time to a variable spectral representation includes a means for windowing the information signal, a means for converting the windowed information signal to a spectral representation, and a means for weighting a set of information signal spectral coefficients with several sets of complex base function coefficients provided from a means for providing the sets of base function coefficients. The sets of base function coefficients are derived from base functions of various frequencies by windowing and transform, wherein several sets of base function coefficients are provided for one and the same base function for base functions of higher frequencies, wherein the windows for providing these sets are related to various time portions of the base function. The variable spectral representation exhibits variable bandwidth of the variable spectral coefficients, which are efficient and accurate to calculate and especially suited for music analysis purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Markus Cremer, Claas Derboven, Sebastian Streich