Patents by Inventor Martin Kloiber

Martin Kloiber 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: 10191607
    Abstract: A user-configurable modular audio control surface comprises master modules for controlling global surface properties and channel modules for controlling one or more individual audio channels. The modules are disposed in a two-dimensional spatial arrangement such that any module can occupy a location within the control surface not occupied by another module. The modules are connected to each other and to external platforms hosting media applications and plug-ins via a network. Control surface users can interact with external applications via remote graphical user interfaces displayed on modules within the surface, and can automate multiple external applications using an automation system built into the surface. Automation line graphs and metadata for both internal and external applications are displayed over the corresponding waveform displays that can include audio ahead of a current playback location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, Martin Kloiber, Paul A. Vercellotti, David M. Tremblay, Edward Jones, Karl M. Mueller, Robert Boyer
  • Patent number: 9952739
    Abstract: A user-configurable modular audio control surface comprises master modules for controlling global surface properties and channel modules for controlling one or more individual audio channels. The modules are disposed in a two-dimensional spatial arrangement such that any module can occupy a location within the control surface not occupied by another module. The modules are connected to each other and to external platforms hosting media applications and plug-ins via a network. Control surface users can interact with external applications via remote graphical user interfaces displayed on modules within the surface, and can automate multiple external applications using an automation system built into the surface. Automation line graphs and metadata for both internal and external applications are displayed over the corresponding waveform displays that can include audio ahead of a current playback location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, Martin Kloiber, Paul A. Vercellotti, David M. Tremblay, Edward Jones, Robert Boyer
  • Publication number: 20140281979
    Abstract: A user-configurable modular audio control surface comprises master modules for controlling global surface properties and channel modules for controlling one or more individual audio channels. The modules are disposed in a two-dimensional spatial arrangement such that any module can occupy a location within the control surface not occupied by another module. The modules are connected to each other and to external platforms hosting media applications and plug-ins via a network. Control surface users can interact with external applications via remote graphical user interfaces displayed on modules within the surface, and can automate multiple external applications using an automation system built into the surface. Automation line graphs and metadata for both internal and external applications are displayed over the corresponding waveform displays that can include audio ahead of a current playback location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, Martin Kloiber, Paul A. Vercellotti, David M. Tremblay, Edward Jones, Karl M. Mueller, Robert Boyer
  • Publication number: 20140267298
    Abstract: A user-configurable modular audio control surface comprises master modules for controlling global surface properties and channel modules for controlling one or more individual audio channels. The modules are disposed in a two-dimensional spatial arrangement such that any module can occupy a location within the control surface not occupied by another module. The modules are connected to each other and to external platforms hosting media applications and plug-ins via a network. Control surface users can interact with external applications via remote graphical user interfaces displayed on modules within the surface, and can automate multiple external applications using an automation system built into the surface. Automation line graphs and metadata for both internal and external applications are displayed over the corresponding waveform displays that can include audio ahead of a current playback location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, Martin Kloiber, Paul A. Vercellotti, David M. Tremblay, Edward Jones, Robert Boyer
  • Publication number: 20140281984
    Abstract: A user-configurable modular audio control surface comprises master modules for controlling global surface properties and channel modules for controlling one or more individual audio channels. The modules are disposed in a two-dimensional spatial arrangement such that any module can occupy a location within the control surface not occupied by another module. The modules are connected to each other and to external platforms hosting media applications and plug-ins via a network. Control surface users can interact with external applications via remote graphical user interfaces displayed on modules within the surface, and can automate multiple external applications using an automation system built into the surface. Automation line graphs and metadata for both internal and external applications are displayed over the corresponding waveform displays that can include audio ahead of a current playback location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, Martin Kloiber, Paul A. Vercellotti, David M. Tremblay, Edward Jones, Robert Boyer
  • Publication number: 20140277647
    Abstract: A user-configurable modular audio control surface comprises master modules for controlling global surface properties and channel modules for controlling one or more individual audio channels. The modules are disposed in a two-dimensional spatial arrangement such that any module can occupy a location within the control surface not occupied by another module. The modules are connected to each other and to external platforms hosting media applications and plug-ins via a network. Control surface users can interact with external applications via remote graphical user interfaces displayed on modules within the surface, and can automate multiple external applications using an automation system built into the surface. Automation line graphs and metadata for both internal and external applications are displayed over the corresponding waveform displays that can include audio ahead of a current playback location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, Martin Kloiber, Paul A. Vercellotti, David M. Tremblay, Edward Jones, Robert Boyer
  • Patent number: 8818537
    Abstract: A crosspoint matrix for digital signal routing and control, the matrix realized by software code includes a plurality of configurable inputs adapted to accept one or more input signals; a plurality of configurable outputs connected via signal paths to the inputs; and a plurality of variable gain control circuits described by code at each signal path intersection for enabling signal strength level adjustment. In a preferred embodiment, the matrix is a software interface inserted between a sound editing application and a sound card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Kloiber, Steven Hollister Milne, Timothy Mark Driedger
  • Patent number: 7441193
    Abstract: A control surface has one or more soft devices for which functionality may be assigned, a central processing unit (CPU), including operating code, for managing at least functionality of the soft devices on the control surface, and a network connection for connecting to one or more computerized appliances. The control code assigns individual ones of the one or more soft devices to specific functions of an individual one of the one or more computerized appliances. There may be a variety of different kinds of soft devices, and the functionality for the soft devices of the control surface may be determined by which application is frontmost on one of the computerized appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Euphonix, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew James Wild, Robert Charles Boyer, Martin Kloiber, Steven H Milne
  • Publication number: 20060072771
    Abstract: A crosspoint matrix for digital signal routing and control, the matrix realized by software code includes a plurality of configurable inputs adapted to accept one or more input signals; a plurality of configurable outputs connected via signal paths to the inputs; and a plurality of variable gain control circuits described by code at each signal path intersection for enabling signal strength level adjustment. In a preferred embodiment, the matrix is a software interface inserted between a sound editing application and a sound card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventors: Martin Kloiber, Steven Milne, Timothy Driedger