Patents by Inventor Stephen J. Reber

Stephen J. Reber 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: 6813622
    Abstract: A system for the management of relational information between media sources, which includes a plurality of procedures to set and query the information. Relations are established either via interaction with the sources or by user's specifications. Further the invention provides for the separation of information concerning source relations, actual media stored for these sources, and binding of media to specific needs for the media within the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Reber, Eric C. Peters
  • Publication number: 20040088299
    Abstract: A system for the management of media data and binding of media date to requests for pieces of media, which includes a plurality of procedures that can establish and write storage of new media, and make requests for media based on media source identification and range on the specified media source. A system for the management of relational information between media sources, which includes a plurality of procedures to set and query the information. Relations are established either via interaction with the sources or by user's specifications. Relations are based on positions in the source, labels on these positions and ranges from the labels indicating the length of the relation. Further the invention provides for the separation of information concerning source relations, actual media stored for these sources, and binding of media to specific needs for the media within the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Stephen J. Reber, Eric C. Peters
  • Patent number: 6636869
    Abstract: A system for the management of media data and binding of media data to requests for pieces of media, which includes a plurality of procedures that can establish and write storage of new media, and make requests for media based on media source identification and range on the specified media source. A system for the management of relational information between media sources, which includes a plurality of procedures to set and query the information. Relations are established either via interaction with the sources or by user's specifications. Relations are based on positions in the source, labels on these positions and ranges from the labels indicating the length of the relation. Information concerning source relations, actual media stored for these sources, and binding of media to specific needs for the media within the system are separated. Media data is identified source identifiers and range specification on the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Avid Techhnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Reber, Eric C. Peters
  • Patent number: 6489969
    Abstract: Media composer for editing source material. The media composer includes apparatus for receiving digitizing, storing and editing video and audio source material. Computing apparatus manipulates the stored source material and output apparatus communicates with the computing apparatus to display the manipulated material and control information. The computing apparatus includes JPEG compression techniques and is programmed to provide enhanced editing features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Garmon, Robert A. Gonsalves, Patrick D. O'Connor, Stephen J. Reber, Eric C. Peters, Joseph H. Rice, Curt A. Rawley
  • Patent number: 6249280
    Abstract: Media composer for editing source material. The media composer includes apparatus for receiving digitizing, storing and editing video and audio source material. Computing apparatus manipulates the stored source material and output apparatus communicates with the computing apparatus to display the manipulated material and control information. The computing apparatus includes JPEG compression techniques and is programmed to provide enhanced editing features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Garmon, Robert A. Gonsalves, Patrick D. O'Connor, Stephen J. Reber, Eric C. Peters, Joseph H. Rice, Curt A. Rawley
  • Patent number: 6118444
    Abstract: Media composer for editing source material. The media composer includes apparatus for receiving digitizing, storing and editing video and audio source material. Computing apparatus manipulates the stored source material and output apparatus communicates with the computing apparatus to display the manipulated material and control information. The computing apparatus includes JPEG compression techniques and is programmed to provide enhanced editing features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Garmon, Robert A. Gonsalves, Patrick D. O'Connor, Stephen J. Reber, Eric C. Peters, Joseph H. Rice, Curt A. Rawley
  • Patent number: 6061758
    Abstract: A system for the management of media data and binding of media date to requests for pieces of media, which includes a plurality of procedures that can establish and write storage of new media, and make requests for media based on media source identification and range on the specified media source. A system for the management of relational information between media sources, which includes a plurality of procedures to set and query the information. Relations are established either via interaction with the sources or by user's specifications. Relations are based on positions in the source, labels on these positions and ranges from the labels indicating the length of the relation. Further the invention provides for the separation of information concerning source relations, actual media stored for these sources, and binding of media to specific needs for the media within the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Reber, Eric C. Peters
  • Patent number: 5584006
    Abstract: A system for the management of media data based on user instructions. A system for the management of of relational information between media sources is provided as is a method for determining media data associated with requests based on source identifiers and range specification on the source of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Assignee: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Reber, Eric C. Peters
  • Patent number: 5355450
    Abstract: Media composer for editing source material. The media composer includes apparatus for receiving digitizing, storing and editing video and audio source material. Computing apparatus manipulates the stored source material and output apparatus communicates with the computing apparatus to display the manipulated material and control information. The computing apparatus includes JPEG compression techniques and is programmed to provide enhanced editing features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Garmon, Robert A. Gonzalves, Patrick D. O'Connor, Stephen J. Reber, Eric C. Peters, Joseph H. Rice, Curt A. Rawley