Patents by Inventor Paul Vercellotti

Paul Vercellotti 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: 11645035
    Abstract: An audio signal processing graph is automatically recomposed to optimize its properties by reassigning and instantiating its nodes on available locales such that the number of inter-locale connections is minimized and latency between inputs, such a performer's live input, and outputs, such as a monitored recording mix, is minimized. The recomposition exploits associative, commutative, and decomposition properties of certain node types, including mixer nodes. A graph recomposition may decompose a mixer node into a first stage instantiated by a software plug-in hosted by a computer running a digital audio workstation in a first locale, and a second stage assigned to an audio processing device in a second locale. Automatic signal graph recomposition occurs when the system is initialized, the graph is reconfigured, a new desired behavior of the graph is specified, or the available network resources are changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Paul A. Vercellotti, Robert E. Majors, Kyle M. Splittgerber
  • Patent number: 11528307
    Abstract: Near real-time collaborative media production by parties located remotely from each other is facilitated by the described methods. Automated dialog replacement with voice talent, editing system operator, and director located remotely from each other is supported by generating synchronized near real-time feeds for the operator and director. Pre-recorded media played back from the editing system is streamed without delay to the talent. A pre-recorded media feed is also delayed to synchronize it with the incoming talent stream, which was recorded in sync with the pre-recorded media stream when received by the talent. The synchronized feed is output to the operator and streamed to the director. Talkback channels and webcam video with appropriate synchronization delays support communication among the parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Winsor, Paul Vercellotti, Jeffrey A. Lomicka, Timothy H. Claman
  • Publication number: 20210409471
    Abstract: Near real-time collaborative media production by parties located remotely from each other is facilitated by the described methods. Automated dialog replacement with voice talent, editing system operator, and director located remotely from each other is supported by generating synchronized near real-time feeds for the operator and director. Pre-recorded media played back from the editing system is streamed without delay to the talent. A pre-recorded media feed is also delayed to synchronize it with the incoming talent stream, which was recorded in sync with the pre-recorded media stream when received by the talent. The synchronized feed is output to the operator and streamed to the director. Talkback channels and webcam video with appropriate synchronization delays support communication among the parties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher M. Winsor, Paul Vercellotti, Jeffrey A. Lomicka, Timothy H. Claman
  • Publication number: 20210365235
    Abstract: An audio signal processing graph is automatically recomposed to optimize its properties by reassigning and instantiating its nodes on available locales such that the number of inter-locale connections is minimized and latency between inputs, such a performer's live input, and outputs, such as a monitored recording mix, is minimized. The recomposition exploits associative, commutative, and decomposition properties of certain node types, including mixer nodes. A graph recomposition may decompose a mixer node into a first stage instantiated by a software plug-in hosted by a computer running a digital audio workstation in a first locale, and a second stage assigned to an audio processing device in a second locale. Automatic signal graph recomposition occurs when the system is initialized, the graph is reconfigured, a new desired behavior of the graph is specified, or the available network resources are changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Vercellotti, Robert E. Majors, Kyle M. Splittgerber
  • Publication number: 20210200505
    Abstract: An audio signal processing graph is automatically recomposed to optimize its properties by reassigning and instantiating its nodes on available locales such that the number of inter-locale connections is minimized and latency between inputs, such a performer's live input, and outputs, such as a monitored recording mix, is minimized. The recomposition exploits associative, commutative, and decomposition properties of certain node types, including mixer nodes. A graph recomposition may decompose a mixer node into a first stage instantiated by a software plug-in hosted by a computer running a digital audio workstation in a first locale, and a second stage assigned to an audio processing device in a second locale. Automatic signal graph recomposition occurs when the system is initialized, the graph is reconfigured, a new desired behavior of the graph is specified, or the available network resources are changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Paul A. Vercellotti, Robert E. Majors, Kyle M. Splittgerber
  • Patent number: 11029915
    Abstract: An audio signal processing graph is automatically recomposed to optimize its properties by reassigning and instantiating its nodes on available locales such that the number of inter-locale connections is minimized and latency between inputs, such a performer's live input, and outputs, such as a monitored recording mix, is minimized. The recomposition exploits associative, commutative, and decomposition properties of certain node types, including mixer nodes. A graph recomposition may decompose a mixer node into a first stage instantiated by a software plug-in hosted by a computer running a digital audio workstation in a first locale, and a second stage assigned to an audio processing device in a second locale. Automatic signal graph recomposition occurs when the system is initialized, the graph is reconfigured, a new desired behavior of the graph is specified, or the available network resources are changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Vercellotti, Robert E. Majors, Kyle M. Splittgerber
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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