Note Sequence Patents (Class 84/609)
  • Patent number: 11521256
    Abstract: A system including one or more processors and one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform creating a standardized flavor list from flavors associated with items in a catalog; determining a respective score indicating a degree of affinity for a user for each flavor of each of one or more item types associated with the items; creating a respective ordered list of flavors for each of the one or more item types for the user in which the respective ordered list of flavors are ranked by the respective score for the each flavor in the ordered list; and re-ranking a non-personalized list of recommended items associated with an anchor item of the items using the respective ordered list of flavors for the user. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Vaidyanathan, Aysenur Inan, Venugopal Mani, Hyun Duk Cho, Yogananth Mahalingam, Sushant Kumar, Kannan Achan
  • Patent number: 11520820
    Abstract: A media information display method and apparatus, and a computer storage medium are provided. The method includes obtaining media information materials; sequencing the media information materials, and generating first media information based on the sequenced media information materials, the media information materials in the first media information being combined and arranged; controlling a first part of the first media information to be displayed in a first media information display window; and controlling a second part of the first media information to be displayed in the first media information display window in response to an operation on the first media information display window, the first part of the first media information being different from the second part of the first media information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Hanqing Zhao, Qi He, Mengting Jiang, Huizhong Xiao
  • Patent number: 11468750
    Abstract: Methods and systems of authoring audio signal(s) into haptic data file(s) are disclosed. An audio analysis module analyses the audio signal(s) using filterbank(s) or by performing a spectrogram analysis. Transients are detected in the audio signal. If present, the transients are processed to determine a transient score and a transient binary. A database stores device specific information and actuator specific information. A haptic perceptual bandwidth of an electronic computing device having an embedded actuator is determined by using information from the database. A user interface allows modification of time-amplitude values and transient values based on the determined haptic perceptual bandwidth. Authored time amplitude values are aggregated in authored audio descriptor data, which is passed to a transformation module that fits the data into the haptic perceptual bandwidth and implements algorithms to produce transformed audio descriptor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Lofelt GmbH
    Inventors: Maximilian Weber, James Mazur, Gwydion ap Dafydd, Daniel Büttner
  • Patent number: 11442595
    Abstract: In a method for controlling the selection of media files for playback, graphical objects are displayed, and each media file is assigned to one graphical object in each case. In addition, first probabilities, by which the media files are selected for playback, are indicated in the method via a feature of the graphical objects. An operating action by a user, by which the feature of at least one graphical object is modified, is detected. Moreover, second probabilities are assigned to the graphical objects as a function of the modification of the feature of the at least one graphical object. The media files are selected for replay as a function of the second probabilities. In addition, a device is arranged for controlling the selection of media files for replay purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventor: Robert Schulz
  • Patent number: 11435836
    Abstract: A device that is capable of performing tap detection and other gesture detection using data from an accelerometer. Motion data from the accelerometer is filtered and processed to detect motion. If motion is detected filtered motion data may be processed using a first neural network to detect a tap gesture, which may include one or multiple taps. Motion data may also be processed using a second neutral network to detect other gestures, which may be turned on or off based on a location of the device. Actions may be performed in response to a detected gesture, where the action may be performed by the device or by another device or system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Sensarn
  • Patent number: 11386137
    Abstract: A media recommendation system may score media items according to user recommendations, popularity, and/or recency. The scores may be weighted to produce an overall score for each media item. Media items may be added to a pool for a specific user, from which media items are selected for playback. The contents of the pool may be modified based upon user feedback and other data. The pool may be modified dynamically and/or in real time as media items are consumed or rated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: RCRDCLUB Corporation
    Inventors: Damian Franken Manning, Samuel Evan Sandberg
  • Patent number: 11367424
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for training a musical work adaptation quality evaluation model. One of the methods includes: obtaining a plurality of adapted musical work samples; separating audio tracks of each of the plurality of adapted musical work samples; determining instrument information identifying instruments played in each of the audio tracks; performing originality analysis on each of the audio tracks to obtain an originality value corresponding to each audio track; for each of the audio tracks, using a combination of the instrument information and the originality value corresponding to the particular audio track of the adapted musical work samples as a sample feature; and training a musical work adaptation quality evaluation model by using sample features of corresponding adapted musical work samples as input, and a predetermined evaluation score of the corresponding adapted musical work sample as output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xinying Yang
  • Patent number: 11363314
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for network-based processing and distribution of multimedia content of a live performance are disclosed. In some implementations, recording devices can be configured to record a multimedia event (e.g., a musical performance). The recording devices can provide the recordings to a server while the event is ongoing. The server automatically synchronizes, mixes and masters the recordings. The server performs the automatic mixing and mastering using reference audio data previously captured during a rehearsal. The server streams the mastered recording to multiple end users through the Internet or other public or private network. The streaming can be live streaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Philip Nicol, Antonio Mateos Sole, Giulio Cengarle, Cristina Michel Vasco
  • Patent number: 11355157
    Abstract: A special effect synchronization method and apparatus, and a mobile terminal are provided. The method may include: obtaining timestamps marked corresponding to rhythm points of a music file; in response to playing a video file, playing the music file and adding a special effect in the video file based on the timestamps; and in response to that playback of the video file is ended, generating a synthesized file by synthesizing the video file, the music file, and the special effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Dajia Internet Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shicheng Zuo
  • Patent number: 11341184
    Abstract: A computing device comprising a display screen, the computing device being configured to decompose a media recording into a plurality of media recording salient events, apply each of the media recording salient events to a reinforcement model, display on the display screen (i) a mapping of the plurality of media recording salient events and (ii) for at least one of the plurality of media recording salient events, at least one selectable next best action, the computing device further configured to replace at least one of the plurality of media recording salient events with at least one selectable next best action to create a derivative media recording including at least one replacement media recording action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: François Pachet, Pierre Roy
  • Patent number: 11334619
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system that enables a user to find and act-upon a sound-containing composition, in a group of compositions. One or more sound-segments, which are intended to prompt a user's memory, may be associated with each composition in a group of compositions. A recognition sound-segment may include a portion of its associated composition, which is more recognizable to users than the beginning part of its associated composition. A recognition-segment may contain one or more highly recognizable portion(s) of a composition. When the user is trying to locate or select a particular composition, the recognition-segments are navigated and played-back to the user, based upon a user-device context/mode. When a user recognizes the desired composition from its recognition-segment, the user may initiate a control action to playback; arrange; and/or act-upon, the composition that is associated with the currently playing recognition-segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SYNERGYZE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: James W. Wieder
  • Patent number: 11328700
    Abstract: A method for electronic music generation comprising electronically applying one or more functions that change one or more compositional elements of a musical input in a first tonality or other musical representation to generate a musical output in a second tonality or other musical representation and recording data corresponding to the musical output in a recording medium or rendering such musical Transformations to a reproductive medium such as an amplifier and speakers or headphones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventor: Albhy Galuten
  • Patent number: 11315534
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for mixing audio, pertaining to the technical field of multimedia. The method includes: after acquiring an audio material to be mixed, determining a beat feature of a target audio, performing beat adjustment on the audio material based on the beat feature of the target audio; and performing audio mixing on the target audio based on the audio material adjusted by the beat adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU KUGOU COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jingxuan Wan, Chunzhi Xiao
  • Patent number: 11315533
    Abstract: The invention relates to a keyboard (10) for writing musical scores, suitable for blind users, characterized by—an input module (12) connectible to a remote computer and provided with a plurality of keys divided into sets of keys, of which a first set of keys (30) is configured to generate signals representative of the pitch of the musical notes by a musical staff wherein the improvement comprises lines in relief that ensure tactile feedback and a second set of keys (40) is configured to generate signals representative of the duration of the musical notes;—a control unit (150) configured to translate sequences of pressed keys into corresponding signals to be sent to a remote computer, said signals being interpretable in terms of musical notation elements which can be represented on a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: KEMONIA RIVER S.R.L.
    Inventors: Renato Pace, Alessandro Pace
  • Patent number: 11303893
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image information encoding and decoding method and a device for same. One embodiment of an image information encoding method according to the present invention, as an image information encoding method according to another embodiment of the present invention, includes the steps of: generating a restore block; applying a deblocking filter on the restore block; applying a Sample Adaptive Offset (SAO) on the restore block having the deblocking filter applied thereon; and transmitting information on the SAO application. During the applying of the SAO, the SAO is applied to chroma pixels, and during the transmitting of the information, in addition to information on whether the SAO is applied on the chroma pixels, at least one of area information, division information on the SAO coverage area, SAO type information, and SAO offset information is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seung Wook Park, Jae Hyun Lim, Jung Sun Kim, Joon Young Park, Young Hee Choi, Byeong Moon Jeon, Yong Joon Jeon
  • Patent number: 11288032
    Abstract: A music-synchronized control platform to synchronize music playback or music-synchronized performance or both with music in a plurality of devices. A master control section of at least one music-synchronized control master controls a master music playback player or master music-synchronized performer by converting a timing in the reference clock time corresponding to an in-content playback timing, which is obtained from the status of a virtual music playback player, to a timing in the individual clock time corresponding to the in-content playback timing. The slave control section of each of the plurality of music-synchronized control slaves control a slave music playback player or a slave music-synchronized performer and by converting a timing in the reference clock time corresponding to the in-content playback timing, which is obtained from the status of the virtual music playback player, to a timing in the individual clock time corresponding to the in-content playback timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Masataka Goto, Takahiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 11284299
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a data processing apparatus, a data processing method, and a program that are capable of preventing output of data from being interrupted on a reception side, the data being wirelessly transmitted and received by the reception side. Control information for controlling a method of using data is generated by a reception side, the data being wirelessly transmitted and received by the reception side, and the control information is added to data to generate data-with-control-information. A method of using data is controlled on the basis of control information included in data-with-control-information for controlling the method of using data, the data-with-control-information being acquired by adding the control information to data, the data-with-control-information being wirelessly transmitted, and data whose use method is controlled is output on the basis of the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shiro Suzuki, Jun Matsumoto, Takahiro Watanabe, Yuuki Matsumura, Chisato Kemmochi
  • Patent number: 11238839
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products are provided for identifying an audio stem. Audio stems (t1, . . . , tN) are stored on a stem database and songs (S1, . . . , SP) made with at least a subset of the plurality of the audio stems (t1, . . . , tN) are stored on a song database. At least partially composed song (S*) having a predetermined number of pre-selected stems (k) are received. In turn, a probability vector (or relevance value or ranking) is produced for each stem (t1, . . . , tN) to be complementary to the at least partially composed song (S*).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: François Pachet, Pierre Roy, Mathieu Ramona, Tristan Jehan, Juan José Bosch Vicente
  • Patent number: 11232773
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, there is provided a system and method for automatic AI controlled loop based song construction. It provides and benefits from a machine learning AI in a audio loop selection engine for the generation of a song structure and for the selection of fitting audio loops from a database of audio loops. In one embodiment, the instant method provides a music generation process that utilizes an AI system that has been trained and validated on a music item database to complete the creation of a music item given an incomplete song that was started but not finished by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventors: Dieter Rein, Jurgen Jaron
  • Patent number: 11157553
    Abstract: A sheet music search and discovery system is disclosed that uses specific mathematical rules to analyze and characterize sheet music and provides functionality for users to identify sheet music based on those characterizations. The system stores sheet music data and metadata characterizing each composition, provides a graphical user interface that provides functionality for users to search the sheet music data for compositions, and generates search results based at least in part on the metadata characterizing each composition. In one embodiment, metadata describing structured sheet music data is generated using a global vector space that includes semantic representations of elements extracted from a large corpus. In another embodiment, metadata describing unstructured sheet music data is generated using machine learning-based pattern recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy Sawruk
  • Patent number: 11138297
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving an indication of a first selected instrument, where the first selected instrument is selected from a plurality of instruments. One or more first sequences of notes are received. One or more saved sound compositions are generated based on the first selected instrument and the one or more first sequences of notes. One or more current sound compositions are compared to the one or more saved sound compositions using sound analysis. A user is authenticated based on a similarity between the one or more current sound compositions and the one or more saved sound composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Juan F. Vargas, Mark Maresh, Michael J. Whitney, Colm Nolan
  • Patent number: 11137966
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide methods and systems to playback and customize the playback of content relative to the portable storage medium. Some of these methods identify content to be rendered, through a playback device, in association with a first portable storage medium; identify one or more customizable display parameters to be applied in displaying the identified content; receive a first definition, following the identification of the customizable display parameters, for at least a first customizable display parameter of the one or more customizable display parameters; and cause the first definition for the first customizable display parameter to be stored on the playback device in association with the first customizable display parameter such that the first definition is to be applied by the playback device in rendering the content relative to the first customizable display parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: DELUXE MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Babak Kazerouni, Sherry Kao
  • Patent number: 11138960
    Abstract: A system and method for operating and performing a remotely networked virtual musical instrument. A client transmits musical control data to a remote server over the network, encompassing a digital music engine and digitally sampled virtual musical instruments. In return, the client consumes, synchronizes, and mixes the combined server playback stream from the network of the fully expressive and interactive musical performance with zero audible latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Cinesamples, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G. Patti, Christian J. Hessler
  • Patent number: 11132983
    Abstract: There is disclosed a music yielding system including a controller, a music yielding device, a music analyzing device, and a musical data transferring device. The music yielding device may yield one or more sets of musical notes conforming to one or more attributes. The controller may cause one or more criteria to be set determining conformance of one or more of the sets of musical notes to one or more of the attributes. The music analyzing device may calculate and transmit one or more correlations within one or more of the sets of musical notes. The musical data transferring device may transfer one or more of the sets of musical notes between one or more origins and one or more destinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Steven Heckenlively
  • Patent number: 11132396
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for determining and presenting information related to embedded sound recordings are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Song Zhu, Lucas Pollock, Yingjie He, Francois-Xavier Nuttall, Reuben Kuhnert, Patrice Lauriston, Siddharth Shankar, Harris Cohen, David Rosenstein, Xin Chen, Brian Karlak, Christian Weitenberner, Girum Ibssa, Ullas Gargi, Krishmin Rai, Arthur Vincent Joseph Gaudriot
  • Patent number: 11123638
    Abstract: A game device includes: a first determination unit which determines a first condition that the NPC inside a virtual space is present in the azimuth range set using the PC as the reference inside the virtual space; a second determination unit which determines a second condition that the NPC inside the virtual space has a predetermined positional relationship with the PC; a processing target decision unit which decides an NPC as a processing target when there is the NPC that satisfies both the first condition and the second condition and decides an NPC that satisfies the second condition as the processing target when there is no NPC that satisfies both the first condition and the second condition; and an information processing unit which performs information processing with respect to the decided NPC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kitazono, Yasuhiko Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 11110355
    Abstract: A system and method relating to a videogame system comprising videogame software and a videogame peripheral is presented. The presented system and method prevents against the use of certain videogame peripherals with unauthorized videogame software through the use of “protected” and “unprotected” inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Activision Publishing, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee M. Guinchard, Timothy S. Clark, Michael Andrew Guy Nimmo, Philip Hindle
  • Patent number: 11087369
    Abstract: An online system provides content based on context of host content. The online system allows content providers to define specific context for providing their content for display to users, including specifying categories, format, popularity, and visual appearance of host content eligible for hosting their content. To determine which content a specific content item is eligible for hosting, the online system categories host content items according to specific criteria defined by different content providers for hosting various content. Each content is indexed by classification groups into which the host content items are classified. If a particular content item includes an opportunity for presenting content, the online system identifies content which the particular content item is eligible for hosting. The online system selects one or more identified content for presentation via the opportunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Bapna, Yi Tang, Russell Aaron Phillips, Merlyn Deng, Na Chen, Kathryn Anne Orseth
  • Patent number: 11086399
    Abstract: A system is provided for generating variable haptic feedback. The system comprises a first haptic feedback device configured to generate haptic feedback according to a received output signal, an input device configured to receive instructions from a remote source, the instructions comprising a haptic feedback output identifier, and a memory device for storing a plurality of haptic feedback profiles, the haptic feedback profiles defining unique haptic feedback patterns characterized at least by a duration and intensity of feedback to be generated by the first haptic feedback device, and said haptic feedback profiles being associated with a haptic feedback output identifier. The system also includes a processor configured to generate and transmit an output signal to the first haptic feedback device according to a haptic feedback profile associated with a received haptic feedback output identifier, said output signal comprising a haptic feedback pattern defined by said haptic feedback profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: James R. Dillon, Jr., Todd McPherson
  • Patent number: 11074897
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for training a musical work adaptation quality evaluation model. One of the methods includes: obtaining a plurality of adapted musical work samples; separating audio tracks of each of the plurality of adapted musical work samples; determining instrument information identifying instruments played in each of the audio tracks; performing originality analysis on each of the audio tracks to obtain an originality value corresponding to each audio track; for each of the audio tracks, using a combination of the instrument information and the originality value corresponding to the particular audio track of the adapted musical work samples as a sample feature; and training a musical work adaptation quality evaluation model by using sample features of corresponding adapted musical work samples as input, and a predetermined evaluation score of the corresponding adapted musical work sample as output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xinying Yang
  • Patent number: 11061961
    Abstract: In some examples, artificial intelligence based music playlist curation may include ascertaining listening data for a plurality of tracks, and generating a plurality of embeddings that represent the plurality of tracks. A replacement track for an existing track in an input playlist may be generated. Alternatively or additionally, at least one additional track may be added to the input playlist. Alternatively or additionally, based on a seed set of tracks, an output playlist that includes a specified number of tracks that is greater than a number of tracks in the seed set of tracks may be generated. Alternatively or additionally, based on a plurality of specified attributes, the plurality of embeddings may be partitioned into a plurality of clusters corresponding to the plurality of specified attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Abhisek Mukhopadhyay, Shubhashis Sengupta, Andrew Fano, Sneha Singhania
  • Patent number: 11037537
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for music generation may include steps of receiving any length of input; recognizing pitches and rhythm of the input; generating a first segment of a full music; generating segments other than the first segment to complete the full music; generating connecting notes, chords and beats of the segments of the full music and handling anacrusis; and generating instrument accompaniment for the full music, and comprise a music generating system to realize the steps of music generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaoye Huo, Daimeng Wang, Salman Habib, Yipeng Zhang, Yongjian Wang, Zhian Mi, Wenhong Qu, Gen Yin, Xin Yin
  • Patent number: 11017754
    Abstract: A singing scoring method and a singing scoring system based on streaming media are provided. In the singing scoring method and the singing scoring system, a first time difference between a moment at which a streaming video player starts to play a song and a moment at which an electronic device starts an audio recording program and a scoring engine is calculated. In addition, in the singing scoring method and the singing scoring system, a playing time difference of the streaming video player within every fixed period of a system time of the electronic device is continuously calculated, and the playing time difference is transferred to the scoring engine for accumulation to form a second time difference. The scoring engine then adjusts a singing time of each note in an entire musical score according to the first time difference and the second time difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: C-MEDIA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jei-Wen Teng
  • Patent number: 10992622
    Abstract: The method, device, terminal equipment and storage medium of sharing personal information are provided. The method includes: acquiring the personal information sharing instruction; acquiring personal information to be shared according to the user attribute of the user targeted by the personal information sharing instruction; generating two at least sharing ways according to the personal information; displaying the selection page of the at least two sharing ways, and determining the sharing way based on a selection instruction from the terminal user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Microlive Vision Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Yu Song
  • Patent number: 10992623
    Abstract: A method includes capturing a digital content segment, generating a first identifier, and associating the first identifier with a digital image in the memory of an electronic device. The method also includes generating a second identifier and associating the second identifier with a digital content segment in the memory. The method further includes transferring at least one of the digital image and the digital content segment to a server computer via a network, wherein the first identifier is transferred in association with the digital image and the second identifier is transferred in association with the digital content segment. The method also includes generating an electronic file providing a sequential clip listing associated with rendering a digital media message. The electronic file includes the first and second identifiers, a first indicator identifying a first frame of the digital media message, and a second indicator identifying a second frame of the digital media message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NightLight Systems LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Weil, William Joseph Martinez, Andrew Jarecki, Andrew Ross Cooperman
  • Patent number: 10978033
    Abstract: A method and system for visualizing music using a perceptually conformal mapping system are provided. A music source file is input into a processor configured to carry out a series of steps on audio cues identified within the music and ultimately generate a simultaneous visual representation on a display device. The series of steps include application of one or more perceptually conformal mapping systems that essentially induce a synesthetic experience in which a person can experience music both acoustically and visually at the same time. The device extracts cues from the music that are designed to specifically capture fundamentals of human appreciation, maps them into visual cues, then presents those visual cues synchronized with the source music.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: New Resonance, LLC
    Inventors: John Fargo Lathrop, Fred Jay Cummins
  • Patent number: 10971028
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to music instrument training systems, and more specifically to systems and methods of music playing tools with visual and sound features. In one example of the present disclosure, a music learning system of instructing a first player to play a music playing tool is disclosed. The system includes a first button, when pressed, would play a visual portion archive with the remote computing gadget under a learning mode at regular speed. The system further includes a second button, when pressed, would play the visual portion archive with the remote computing gadget under a practicing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Nam-pink Pandora Cheung
  • Patent number: 10957293
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for encoding digital representations of musical compositions are described. Various components of a musical composition that are defined in modern music theory, such as notes and bars, are encoded as respective hierarchically-dependent data objects in a data file. The hierarchically-dependent data objects encode the musical composition in a tree-like data structure with modular nodes and adjustable relationships between nodes. Note start times and beat start times are encoded independently of one another and characterized by a timing relationship that captures the expressiveness imbued when notes and beats are not precisely synchronized. Musical variations that preserve the timing relationship between the notes and beats of the original composition are also generated and encoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Obeebo Labs Ltd.
    Inventors: Colin P. Williams, Gregory Gabrenya
  • Patent number: 10957294
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for generating an output file. One technique involves the steps of generating audio or MIDI content blocks from one or more musical performances; receiving an input file having audio or MIDI music content; generating a harmonic chord map for the input file; using the harmonic chord map to automatically select a subset of the audio or MIDI content blocks, and generating the output file by combining the selected subset of content blocks and the input file. This technique may enable the creation of unique and new musical accompaniments by re-purposing audio or MIDI content from back catalogs and/or out-takes of musical works. The new arrangement may be provided in multiple music styles, genres, or moods and may contain performances from multiple musical instruments, which may be pre-recorded from live instrument performances and/or of MIDI generated musical content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Score Music Productions Limited
    Inventor: Michael John Kiely
  • Patent number: 10938759
    Abstract: A lead user may share an on-line media content experience with one or more followers by identifying content of interest being experienced on the lead user system, identifying one or more followers with whom to share the content of interest, inviting the followers to experience the content of interest, and enabling the followers to access the content of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Heikes, William Frischling, John Thomas Love
  • Patent number: 10929092
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and a computer program for allowing individual artists to produce a latency corrected collaborative audio work by providing a first artist the opportunity to create a base track which may then be accessed by additional artists who can add audio tracks which harmonize with the base track. Artists may add synchronized tracks to the base track at any time from a remote location thereby allowing artists in different geographical locations to produce a collaborative work of art simultaneously or over an extended time period. The present invention includes a novel method for latency correction, which corrects for delays caused by various types of user equipment, and ensures each track is properly synchronized with the others. The present invention also includes a novel interface where a slot machine or slider user interface allows for ease of use from a browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Collabra LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Karroll, Jr., Ariel Caplan
  • Patent number: 10922351
    Abstract: A media recommendation system may score media items according to user recommendations, popularity, and/or recency. The scores may be weighted to produce an overall score for each media item. Media items may be added to a pool for a specific user, from which media items are selected for playback. The contents of the pool may be modified based upon user feedback and other data. The pool may be modified dynamically and/or in real time as media items are consumed or rated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: RCRDCLUB Corporation
    Inventors: Damian Franken Manning, Samuel Evan Sandberg
  • Patent number: 10909958
    Abstract: An electronic musical interface performs the following: displaying a chord function progression of a first segment of a musical piece that is to be played by a user in a first region of a display via identifiers specifying respective chord functions; playing back an automatic accompaniment of the first segment; receiving user performance data as the user plays the musical note input device along with the playback of the automatic accompaniment; analyzing each chord contained in the obtained user performance data to determine the chord function of each chord the user played; and displaying, in a second region of the display alongside the first region, an identifier that identifies the determined chord function of the chord the user plays so that the user can determine whether the chord function of each chord the user played matches the chord function of the chord displayed in the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Hofuku
  • Patent number: 10891928
    Abstract: In accordance with implementations of the subject matter described herein, there is provided a solution for supporting a machine to automatically generate a song. In this solution, an input from a user is used to determine a creation intention of the user with respect to a song to be generated. Lyrics of the song are generated based on the creation intention. Then, a template for the song is generated based at least in part on the lyrics. The template indicates a melody matching with the lyrics. In this way, it is feasible to automatically create the melody and lyrics which not only conform to the creation intention of the user but also match with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jian Luan, Qinying Liao, Zhen Liu, Nan Yang, Furu Wei
  • Patent number: 10861429
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are computer-implemented method, computer-readable storage medium, and DAW embodiments for implementing a music composition aid. An embodiment includes retrieving a first constraint value, receiving a selection of a set of musical elements, and accepting a second constraint value corresponding to the set of musical elements. Some embodiments further include invoking an iterator function, using at least the second constraint value as an argument, and generating an output of the iterator function, limiting a size of the output of the iterator function, according to the lesser of the first constraint value or a transform of the second constraint value. Output of the iterator function may include, of the set of musical elements, a subset determined by the second constraint value. The size of the output may be no more than the first constraint value. Further embodiments may render the output of the iterator function visually and/or audibly, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Limitless Music, LLC
    Inventor: Vladimir Godunov
  • Patent number: 10847129
    Abstract: A method for constructing an adaptive media file comprising a plurality of audio components configured to be used to form an audio output arranged to have a controllable tempo, the method comprising providing first audio data associated with a first audio component of the plurality of audio components, setting a playback tempo range of the first audio data, providing second audio data associated with the first audio component, setting a playback tempo range of the second audio data, wherein the tempo range of the second audio data is different to the tempo range of the first audio data, and associating the first audio data, the second audio data and the respective playback tempo ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Weav Music Limited
    Inventors: Alan Cannistraro, Daniel Danilatos, Zhi Frank Huang, Nick Launay, Lars Rasmussen, Georgia Elomida Visviki
  • Patent number: 10825438
    Abstract: An electronic musical instrument includes: a memory that stores, before performance of a musical piece on the electronic musical instrument by a performer begins, pitch variation data that represents differences between fundamental tone frequencies of notes in a melody of the musical piece and fundamental tone frequencies of notes in prescribed singing voice waveform data; and a sound source that outputs a pitch-adjusted carrier signal to be received by a waveform synthesizing device that generates synthesized waveform data based on the pitch-adjusted carrier signal, the pitch-adjusted carrier signal being generated on the basis of the pitch variation data acquired from the memory and performance instruction pitch data that represent pitches specified by the performer during the performance of the musical piece on the electronic musical instrument, the pitch-adjusted carrier signal being generated even when the performer does not sing after performance of the musical piece begins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Iwase
  • Patent number: 10817250
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to generating music content. In one embodiment, a method includes determining one or more musical attributes based on external data and generating music content based on the one or more musical attributes. Generating the music content may include selecting from stored sound loops or tracks and/or generating new tracks based on the musical attributes. Selected or generated sound loops or tracks may be layered to generate the music content. Musical attributes may be determined in some embodiments based on user input (e.g., indicating a desired energy level), environment information, and/or user behavior information. Artists may upload tracks, in some embodiments, and be compensated based on usage of their tracks in generating music content. In some embodiments, a method includes generating sound and/or light control information based on the musical attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AiMi Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Balassanian
  • Patent number: 10817562
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an information handling device, a user input to play media files associated with a media file type from a playlist comprising a plurality of media files; analyzing, using a processor, the plurality of media files to identify at least one media file not associated with the media file type; disregarding, at least temporarily, based on the analyzing, the at least one media file; and providing, based on the disregarding, output of a media file from the playlist other than the at least temporarily disregarded at least one media file. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Roderick Echols, Ryan Charles Knudson, Kushagra Jindal, Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury
  • Patent number: 10797671
    Abstract: An electronic device and an equalizer adjustment method thereof are disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: storing a list of age gain values, the list of age gain values comprising a plurality of age segments, respectively increasing from the first age segment to the Nth age segment, each of the age segments comprising a group correcting parameters, the group correcting parameters including a plurality of compensation gain values respectively corresponding to a plurality of target frequency, and the compensation gain values in the same target frequency are increased as N increases; obtaining an age data of an user; obtaining the target age segment, wherein the target age segment is one of the age segments; obtaining the group correction parameter corresponding to the target age segment; and adjusting a gain value setting of the equalizer to sound at different frequencies according to the group correction parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: UNLIMITER MFA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuo-Ping Yang, Neo Bob Chih-Yung Young, Kuan-Li Chao, Jian-Ying Li, I-Ting Lee, Wei-Ren Lan, Chih-Long Chang