Patents by Inventor Steven H. Milne

Steven H. Milne 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: 20200042284
    Abstract: Augmented reality enables an operator to visualize values of parameters of audio channels during audio mixing. A heads-up display worn by the operator, such as smart glasses, displays virtual graphical objects representing the parameters so that they appear within a three-dimensional space surrounding the operator and an audio mixing console. Parameter values are represented by the location, size, and other attributes of the virtual graphical objects. The operator adjusts the parameter values using physical and touch controls on the console and by manipulating the virtual objects with a body part such as a finger. Sensors mounted on the heads-up display and on other body parts capture position and movement of the operator in real time and send the captured data to a system running augmented reality control software. Graphical user interfaces of a media processing application controlled by the console and of plug-in modules may also be displayed on the heads-up display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, Stephen Wilson, Edward Jones, Robert Boyer, David K. Magleby, Eduardo Dias Trama, Konstantine Baranov
  • Patent number: 10466960
    Abstract: Augmented reality enables an operator to visualize values of parameters of audio channels during audio mixing. A heads-up display worn by the operator, such as smart glasses, displays virtual graphical objects representing the parameters so that they appear within a three-dimensional space surrounding the operator and an audio mixing console. Parameter values are represented by the location, size, and other attributes of the virtual graphical objects. The operator adjusts the parameter values using physical and touch controls on the console and by manipulating the virtual objects with a body part such as a finger. Sensors mounted on the heads-up display and on other body parts capture position and movement of the operator in real time and send the captured data to a system running augmented reality control software. Graphical user interfaces of a media processing application controlled by the console and of plug-in modules may also be displayed on the heads-up display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, Stephen Wilson, Edward Jones, Robert Boyer, David K. Magleby, Eduardo Dias Trama, Konstantine Baranov
  • Publication number: 20190303090
    Abstract: Augmented reality enables an operator to visualize values of parameters of audio channels during audio mixing. A heads-up display worn by the operator, such as smart glasses, displays virtual graphical objects representing the parameters so that they appear within a three-dimensional space surrounding the operator and an audio mixing console. Parameter values are represented by the location, size, and other attributes of the virtual graphical objects. The operator adjusts the parameter values using physical and touch controls on the console and by manipulating the virtual objects with a body part such as a finger. Sensors mounted on the heads-up display and on other body parts capture position and movement of the operator in real time and send the captured data to a system running augmented reality control software. Graphical user interfaces of a media processing application controlled by the console and of plug-in modules may also be displayed on the heads-up display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, Stephen Wilson, Edward Jones, Robert Boyer, David K. Magleby, Eduardo Dias Trama, Konstantine Baranov
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9818448
    Abstract: Systems and methods for linking time-based media and temporal metadata provide single command control during editing of media having associated temporal metadata. A single control enables an editor to switch between monitoring both source media and its corresponding temporal metadata and monitoring both a pre-recorded version of the media and its corresponding temporal metadata. Another single control enables an editor to start and stop the recording of a source media track and its corresponding source temporal metadata. In one application, the editing is performed for media tracks having time-based spatial metadata for playback in immersive environments with the spatial metadata defining an apparent location of sound objects within the immersive environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Connor E. Sexton, Steven H. Milne
  • Patent number: 9632745
    Abstract: Large numbers of similar-looking or identical physical controls on an audio control surface can make it difficult for operators to rapidly locate desired controls. Highlighting of selected controls focuses the operator's visual attention on controls the operator is manipulating, or has just manipulated and is likely to manipulate again. Controls peripheral to or otherwise related to manipulated controls may also be highlighted. Highlighting methods include the use of control illumination intensity, color, and labeling display text. Visual focusing may include highlighting relationships between channel strips or between individual physical controls, or between the physical controls of a surface and one or more digital audio workstations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Dias Trama, Steven H. Milne
  • Publication number: 20170068504
    Abstract: Large numbers of similar-looking or identical physical controls on an audio control surface can make it difficult for operators to rapidly locate desired controls. Highlighting of selected controls focuses the operator's visual attention on controls the operator is manipulating, or has just manipulated and is likely to manipulate again. Controls peripheral to or otherwise related to manipulated controls may also be highlighted. Highlighting methods include the use of control illumination intensity, color, and labeling display text. Visual focusing may include highlighting relationships between channel strips or between individual physical controls, or between the physical controls of a surface and one or more digital audio workstations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Eduardo Dias Trama, Steven H. Milne
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6981208
    Abstract: A technique for providing routing of various multimedia events throughout the course of a multimedia presentation using a computer with a storage and a display. A variety of multimedia objects are defined in the storage and grouped in logical relationships to enable multimedia presentations. A display is used to create the presentations interactively by positioning objects representative of the multimedia events and joining them with geometric figures, such as line segments. Each object can then be directly manipulated via a mouse or other pointing device to position a multimedia object to a particular position, or adjust the playback rate of a multimedia object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Object Technology Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, James Michael Tindell, John C. Tobias, II, Michael R. Dilts, Bradley Alan Edelman, Matthew Denman
  • Patent number: 6839675
    Abstract: A digital processing system for monitoring sound effects produced by codecs during a signal processing session is provided. The digital processing system comprises, a sound source for producing signals for processing, a sound monitor having at least two channels for monitoring sound quality of the sound source, a sound recorder for recording the sound source, a playback device for playing a recorded file of sound produced by the sound source, a codec simulator for simulating sound effects produced by codecs, a plurality of codecs for compressing and decompressing sound files and a control interface for sampling, adjusting, and implementing an optimum codec based on monitoring of sound effects produced by codec simulation. A user controlling the system may monitor sound variances produced by any one of the plurality of codecs affecting the quality of sound from the sound source during signal processing of the source sound without interruption of the signal-processing session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Euphonix, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Denton Silfvast, Philip J. E. Campbell, Scott Silfvast, Andor Izsak, Paul deBenedictis, Steven H. Milne
  • Publication number: 20030009494
    Abstract: A technique for providing routing of various multimedia events throughout the course of a multimedia presentation using a computer with a storage and a display. A variety of multimedia objects are defined in the storage and grouped in logical relationships to enable multimedia presentations. A display is used to create the presentations interactively by positioning objects representative of the multimedia events and joining them with geometric figures, such as line segments. Each object can then be directly manipulated via a mouse or other pointing device to position a multimedia object to a particular position, or adjust the playback rate of a multimedia object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Applicant: Object Technology Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, James Michael Tindell, John C. Tobias, Michael R. Dilts, Bradley Alan Edelman, Matthew Denman
  • Publication number: 20020120458
    Abstract: A digital processing system for monitoring sound effects produced by codecs during a signal processing session is provided. The digital processing system comprises, a sound source for producing signals for processing, a sound monitor having at least two channels for monitoring sound quality of the sound source, a sound recorder for recording the sound source, a playback device for playing a recorded file of sound produced by the sound source, a codec simulator for simulating sound effects produced by codecs, a plurality of codecs for compressing and decompressing sound files and a control interface for sampling, adjusting, and implementing an optimum codec based on monitoring of sound effects produced by codec simulation. A user controlling the system may monitor sound variances produced by any one of the plurality of codecs affecting the quality of sound from the sound source during signal processing of the source sound without interruption of the signal-processing session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Robert Denton Silfvast, Phillip J.E. Campbell, Scott Silfvast, Andor Izsak, Paul deBenedictis, Steven H. Milne
  • Patent number: 6421692
    Abstract: A technique for providing routing of various multimedia events throughout the course of a multimedia presentation using a computer with a storage and a display. A variety of multimedia objects are defined in the storage and grouped in logical relationships to enable multimedia presentations. A display is used to create the presentations interactively by positioning objects representative of the multimedia events and joining them with geometric figures, such as line segments. Each object can then be directly manipulated via a mouse or other pointing device to position a multimedia object to a particular position, or adjust the playback rate of a multimedia object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Object Technology Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Steven H. Milne, James Michael Tindell, John C. Tobias, II, Michael R. Dilts, Bradley Alan Edelman, Matthew Denman
  • Patent number: 6377962
    Abstract: A system for connecting a video object to various multimedia objects to enable an object-oriented simulation of a multimedia presentation using a computer with a storage and a display. A plurality of multimedia objects are created on the display including at least one connection object and at least one video object in the storage. Multimedia objects are displayed on the display, including at least one video object. The multimedia object and the video object are connected, and information is routed via the connection between the multimedia object and the video object to create a multimedia presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Object Technology Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: James Michael Tindell, Steven H. Milne
  • Patent number: 5936643
    Abstract: A system for connecting a video object to various multimedia objects to enable an object-oriented simulation of a multimedia presentation using a computer with a storage and a display. A plurality of multimedia objects are created on the display including at least one connection object and at least one video object in the storage. Multimedia objects are displayed on the display, including at least one video object. The multimedia object and the video object are connected, and information is routed via the connection between the multimedia object and the video object to create a multimedia presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Object Technology Licensing Corp.
    Inventors: James Michael Tindell, Steven H. Milne