Patents by Inventor Peter M. Blair

Peter M. Blair 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: 9471271
    Abstract: A method of performing audio synthesis has a first audio event input to an audio algorithm along with associated parameters. A synthesis algorithm accesses a soundbank to generate audio output. The soundbank has two or more levels for a first desired sound. A first level is associated with a first sample of a relatively chaotic waveform, and a second level is associated with a second sample of a relatively stable waveform. Parameter data is associated with one or more of the levels. The first sample and the second sample begin to sound at the same point in time in response to the first audio event. The audio output is based in part on the parameter data, and the second sample is continuously looped until a second audio event is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: MEDIALAB SOLUTIONS CORP.
    Inventors: Alain Georges, Voislav Damevski, Peter M. Blair, Christian Laffitte, Yves Wenzinger
  • Publication number: 20150148927
    Abstract: A method of performing audio synthesis has a first audio event input to an audio algorithm along with associated parameters. A synthesis algorithm accesses a soundbank to generate audio output. The soundbank has two or more levels for a first desired sound. A first level is associated with a first sample of a relatively chaotic waveform, and a second level is associated with a second sample of a relatively stable waveform. Parameter data is associated with one or more of the levels. The first sample and the second sample begin to sound at the same point in time in response to the first audio event. The audio output is based in part on the parameter data, and the second sample is continuously looped until a second audio event is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: MediaLab Solutions Corp.
    Inventors: Alain Georges, Voislav ("Voit") Damevski, Peter M. Blair, Christian Laffitte, Yves Wenzinger
  • Patent number: 8816180
    Abstract: A method of performing audio synthesis is disclosed. An audio event is input to an audio algorithm along with associated parameters including source sample data. An interpolation function is provided and the source sample data are interpolated to generate one or more interpolated samples based on the source sample data. A filter function is provided and at least one of the interpolated samples is filtered to generate a filtered sample. A gain function is provided and the filtered sample is processed to generate a gained sample. At least one of the interpolation, filter, and gain functions include outputting an earlier-calculated value along with an estimated difference value in lieu of calculating a new value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: MediaLab Solutions Corp.
    Inventors: Alain Georges, Voislav Damevski, Peter M. Blair, Christian Laffitte, Yves Wenzinger
  • Publication number: 20140000440
    Abstract: Methods for generating music are disclosed. A music data file is generated at a first node. The music data file is transmitted from the first node and received at a second node. Musical definition data that provides information regarding a data structure and data for musical parameters is extracted from the music data file at the second node. The musical definition data is processed and music is generated at the second node for playback in accordance with the data structure and the musical parameters. A modified music data file is generated at the second node and transmitted to the first node. Modified music is generated at the first node based on the modified music data file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Alaine Georges, Voislav ("Voit") Damevski, Peter M. Blair, Eric Laurent, Frederic Flohr, Jean-Phillipe Chevreau, Alan R. Loudermilk
  • Patent number: 8247676
    Abstract: Methods for generating music are disclosed. A music data file is generated at a first node. The music data file is transmitted from the first node and received at a second node. Musical definition data that provides information regarding a data structure and data for musical parameters is extracted from the music data file at the second node. The musical definition data is processed and music is generated at the second node for playback in accordance with the data structure and the musical parameters. A modified music data file is generated at the second node and transmitted to the first node. Modified music is generated at the first node based on the modified music data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Medialab Solutions Corp.
    Inventors: Alain Georges, Voislav (“Voit”) Damevski, Peter M. Blair, Eric Laurent, Frederic Flohr, Jean-Phillipe Chevreau, Alan R. Loudermilk
  • Publication number: 20120024131
    Abstract: A method of performing audio synthesis is disclosed. An audio event is input to an audio algorithm along with associated parameters including source sample data. An interpolation function is provided and the source sample data are interpolated to generate one or more interpolated samples based on the source sample data. A filter function is provided and at least one of the interpolated samples is filtered to generate a filtered sample. A gain function is provided and the filtered sample is processed to generate a gained sample. At least one of the interpolation, filter, and gain functions include outputting an earlier-calculated value along with an estimated difference value in lieu of calculating a new value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: MediaLab Solutions Corp.
    Inventors: Alain Georges, Voislav ("Voit") Damevski, Peter M. Blair, Christian Laffittle, Yves Wenzinger
  • Patent number: 7943842
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating, modifying, interacting with and playing music are provided, particularly systems and methods employing a top-down process, where the user is provided with a musical composition that may be modified and interacted with and played and/or stored (for later play). The system preferably is provided in a handheld form factor (860), and a graphical display is provided to display status information, graphical representations of musical lanes or components which preferably vary in shape as musical parameters and the like are changed for particular instruments or musical components such as a microphone input (845) or audio samples. In addition, the present invention makes use of node-based music generation as part of a system and method to broadcast and receive music data files, which are then used to generate and play music.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Media Lab Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Georges, Voislav (“Voit”) Damevski, Peter M. Blair, Eric Laurent, Frederic Flohr, Jean-Phillipe Chevreau, Alan R. Loudermilk
  • Patent number: 7928310
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating, modifying, interacting with and playing music are provided, particularly systems and methods employing a top-down process, where the user is provided with a musical composition that may be modified and interacted with and played and/or stored (for later play). The system preferably is provided in a handheld form factor, and a graphical display is provided to display status information, graphical representations of musical lanes or components which preferably vary in shape as musical parameters and the like are changed for particular instruments or musical components such as a microphone input or audio samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: MediaLab Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Georges, Voislav Damevski, Peter M. Blair, Christian Laffitte, Yves Wenzinger
  • Publication number: 20080156178
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating, modifying, interacting with and playing music are provided, particularly systems and methods employing a top-down process, where the user is provided with a musical composition that may be modified and interacted with and played and/or stored (for later play). The system preferably is provided in a handheld form factor, and a graphical display is provided to display status information, graphical representations of musical lanes or components which preferably vary in shape as musical parameters and the like are changed for particular instruments or musical components such as a microphone input or audio samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: MADWARES LTD.
    Inventors: Alain Georges, Voit Damevski, Peter M. Blair, Christian Laffitte, Yves Wenzinger
  • Publication number: 20080053293
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating, modifying, interacting with and playing music are provided, particularly systems and methods employing a top-down process, where the user is provided with a musical composition that may be modified and interacted with and played and/or stored (for later play). The system preferably is provided in a handheld form factor (860), and a graphical display is provided to display status information, graphical representations of musical lanes or components which preferably vary in shape as musical parameters and the like are changed for particular instruments or musical components such as a microphone input (845) or audio samples. In addition, the present invention makes use of node-based music generation as part of a system and method to broadcast and receive music data files, which are then used to generate and play music.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: MediaLab Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Alain Georges, Voislav ("Voit") Damevski, Peter M. Blair, Eric Laurent, Frederic Flohr, Jean-Phillipe Chevreau, Alan R. Loudermilk
  • Patent number: 5809265
    Abstract: A system and method for managing virtual connections between devices on a network system such as a LAN, or a WAN, with or without connection to the public network, including in some cases connection through the Internet. Specifically, the invention involves a computer program that includes a graphical map of a geographical site such as an office building that allows each user using the network to select an output device such as a particular printer and establish a virtual connection between the user's workstation environment and the output device. This invention may also include means to enable the users to easily manage their own printer connections on a complex network system, giving the user more control and reducing the workload on the Information Services staff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
    Inventors: Peter M. Blair, Phillip M. Hoare