Note Sequence Patents (Class 84/609)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10789290
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an audio data processing performed by a computing device. The computing device obtains song information of a song, the song information comprising an accompaniment file, a lyric file, and a music score file that correspond to the song and then determines a predefined portion of the song and music score information corresponding to the predefined portion according to the song information. After receiving audio data that is input by a user, the computing device determines time information of each word in the audio data and then processes the audio data according to the time information of each word in the audio data and the music score information of the predefined portion of the song. Finally, the computing device obtains mixed audio data by mixing the processed audio data and the accompaniment file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Weifeng Zhao
  • Patent number: 10775990
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to an improved group-based communication apparatus that is configured to efficiently manage channel title associated with group-based communication channels in a group-based communication system. The group-based communication apparatus is configured to determine and recommend channel title suggestions in association with the creation or renaming of group-based communication channels. The recommended channel title suggestions are determined based at least in part on a group-defined format protocol. The group-based communication apparatus also may be configured to utilize other data analytics (e.g., user profile data, group channel data, channel title data, channel title count data, channel title recency data, channel activity data, and/or the like) to inform the determination of recommended channel title suggestions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Britton Jamison, Ryan David Morris, Nathalie Kowalczyk
  • Patent number: 10770045
    Abstract: A user interface for a digital audio workstation provides an overview of the audio signal routing of an audio composition in the form of a node graph. The node graph updates in real time as an audio session is edited. The representation of the nodes on the graph indicates the node type, such as audio input or track, mixer, plug-in, and output, as well as the processing resources assigned to each node. The node graph includes one or more nodes representing submixes that may be adjusted using a mixer channel independently of other submixes or outputs of the audio session. The representation of audio signal flow between the nodes in the graph distinguishes between insert routing and auxiliary sends. The user interface may be used interactively to edit the audio composition by providing a toolbox for creating new nodes and commands for specifying audio signal connections between nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Barram, Peter M. Bouton
  • Patent number: 10770044
    Abstract: A lyrics analyzer generates tags and explicitness indicators for a set of tracks. These tags may indicate the genre, mood, occasion, or other features of each track. The lyrics analyzer does so by generating an n-dimensional vector relating to a set of topics extracted from the lyrics and then using those vectors to train a classifier to determine whether each tag applies to each track. The lyrics analyzer may also generate playlists for a user based on a single seed song by comparing the lyrics vector or the lyrics and acoustics vectors of the seed song to other songs to select songs that closely match the seed song. Such a playlist generator may also take into account the tags generated for each track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Tahora H. Nazer, Tristan Jehan
  • Patent number: 10768792
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an electronic device. The electronic device generates for presentation on a display a user interface including a plurality of content items, a first heading, and a second heading. While the user interface is presented on the display, the electronic device receives input scrolling the plurality of content items. In response to the input, the electronic device scrolls the plurality of content items including: scrolling the first heading with a first content item of the plurality of content items that is currently playing; and scrolling the second heading with a second content item of the plurality of content items that is next in a queue of content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor G. Carrigan, Joe Howard, Joshua McGlinn, Jonathan Lochhead, Benjamin W. Keighran, William M. Bachman, Elbert D. Chen, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Jennifer L. C. Folse, Lynne Kress, Kory M. Westerhold, Monika E. Gromek, Policarpo Bonilla Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10755749
    Abstract: Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for repetitive-motion activity enhancement based upon media content selection are provided. An example media-playback device for enhancement of a repetitive-motion activity includes a media-output device that plays media content items, a plurality of media content selection engines, and a repetitive-activity enhancement mode selection engine. The plurality of media content selection engines includes a cadence-based media content selection engine and an enhancement program engine. The cadence-based media content selection engine is configured to select media content items based on a cadence associated with the repetitive-motion activity. The enhancement program engine is configured to select a media content items according to an enhancement program for the repetitive-motion activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Owen Smith, Tristan Jehan, Sten Garmark, Rahul Sen
  • Patent number: 10754510
    Abstract: A Document Integration and Viewing System (DIVS) can perform a method that comprises accessing a plurality of electronic documents, assigning each of the electronic documents to an appropriate category of a plurality of user-specified document categories, establishing a sequence for the electronic documents in each of the user-specified document categories, and generating a graphical user interface that includes a plurality of panes. Each of the user-specified document categories is assigned to a different pane of the plurality of panes so that each of the electronic documents is assigned to a corresponding one of the panes. Within each pane, all of the electronic documents assigned to the pane are viewable sequentially in response to user inputs according to the sequence determined for the electronic documents of the corresponding category, with seamless visual transitions between contents of the electronic documents assigned to each pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Jordan M. Becker
  • Patent number: 10737181
    Abstract: First, an indication sign displayed on a display screen is moved so as to reach a first position at a predetermined timing. Next, when an operation input to an input section is performed at the predetermined timing, a parameter related to the indication sign is changed. Furthermore, when the parameter related to the indication sign does not satisfy a first condition after the parameter is changed, the indication sign is moved to a position different from the first position, and then is moved toward the first position again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Morishita, Tetsuro Matsuzaki, Toshitaka Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 10733326
    Abstract: A system and method for identification of inappropriate multimedia content elements are provided. The method includes receiving a request to identify a multimedia content element from a user device; generating at least one signature respective of the received multimedia content element; matching between the at least one of generated signature respective of the multimedia content element and at least one signature of each concept designated as inappropriate; determining whether a match is identified between the at least one of signature generated respective of the multimedia content element and the at least one signature of an inappropriate concept; and preventing the display on a user device of the multimedia content element, upon identification of a match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CORTICA LTD.
    Inventors: Igal Raichelgauz, Karina Odinaev, Yehoshua Y. Zeevi
  • Patent number: 10714105
    Abstract: A machine may be configured to generate one or more audio fingerprints of one or more segments of audio data. The machine may access audio data to be fingerprinted and divide the audio data into segments. For any given segment, the machine may generate a spectral representation from the segment; generate a vector from the spectral representation; generate an ordered set of permutations of the vector; generate an ordered set of numbers from the permutations of the vector; and generate a fingerprint of the segment of the audio data, which may be considered a sub-fingerprint of the audio data. In addition, the machine or a separate device may be configured to determine a likelihood that candidate audio data matches reference audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinyu Han, Robert Coover
  • Patent number: 10713340
    Abstract: Media objects are transformed into active, connected objects via identifiers embedded into them or their containers. A decoding process extracts the identifier from a media object and possibly additional context information and forwards it to a server. The server, in turn, maps the identifier to an action, such as returning metadata, re-directing the request to one or more other servers, requesting information from another server to identify the media object, etc. The linking process applies to broadcast objects as well as objects transmitted over networks in streaming and compressed file formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Levy, Geoffrey B. Rhoads
  • Patent number: 10704915
    Abstract: A method performed by an infotainment providing system for providing driving situation based infotainment in a vehicle. The infotainment providing system determines a current position of the vehicle, determines from a digital map associated with the vehicle one or more road attributes of a current or subsequent road segment assumed or known to be ahead of the vehicle. The infotainment providing system selects, in consideration of the one or more road attributes, at least a first piece of media content from a media content source, and provides the at least first piece of media content in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Magnus Ronnang, Staffan Davidsson
  • Patent number: 10679596
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to determining composition rules, based on existing music content, to automatically generate new music content. In some embodiments, a computer system accesses a set of music content and generates a set of composition rules based on analyzing combinations of multiple loops in the set of music content. In some embodiments, the system generates new music content by selecting loops from a set of loops and combining selected ones of the loops such that multiple ones of the loops overlap in time. In some embodiments, the selecting and combining loops is performed based on the set of composition rules and attributes of loops in the set of loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AiMi Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Balassanian, Patrick Hutchings
  • Patent number: 10664687
    Abstract: The importance of video sections of a video file may be determined from features of the video file. The video file may be decoded to obtain video frames and audio data associated with the video frames. Feature scores for each video frame may be obtained by analyzing features of the video frame or the audio data associated with the video frame based on a local rule, a global rule, or both. The feature scores are further combined to derive a frame importance score for the video frame. Based on the feature scores of the video frames in the video file, the video file may be segmented into video sections of different section importance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nitin Suri, Tzong-Jhy Wang, Omkar Mehendale, Andrew S. Ivory, William D. Sproule
  • Patent number: 10657651
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for electronically assessing a visual significance of pixels or regions in an electronic image are disclosed. A method includes receiving the electronic image, performing a composition analysis on the electronic image, the composition analysis includes partitioning the electronic image into a plurality of segments or a plurality of parts, constructing an attributed composition graph having a plurality of nodes, where each node corresponds to a segment or a part and where each node includes one or more attributes, modeling the visual significance of the electronic image based on the attributed composition graph using a statistical modeling process or a computational modeling process to obtain a plurality of values, and constructing a composition significance map having a significance score for each segment or each part according to the values obtained from the statistical modeling process or the computational modeling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jia Li, James Z. Wang
  • Patent number: 10657936
    Abstract: An electronic musical instrument includes a display, a memory, and at least one processor. The memory is configured to store a plurality of song data items. Each of the plurality of song data items includes a plurality of event data items and the plurality of song data items does not include size information of each of the plurality of event data items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomomi Konishi
  • Patent number: 10635385
    Abstract: A system includes at least one wireless ear piece comprising an ear piece housing and a wireless transceiver disposed within the ear piece housing, a software application for executing on a computing device having a display associated therewith, and wherein the software application provides a user interface for use by a user of the at least one wireless ear piece to interact with the at least one ear piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BRAGI GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Steiner
  • Patent number: 10629176
    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: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Obeebo Labs Ltd.
    Inventors: Colin P. Williams, Gregory Gabrenya
  • Patent number: 10607500
    Abstract: In an approach to determining a background music tempo, one or more computer processors receive a request from a user. The one or more computer processors determine a response to the request will include an action to be performed by the user. The one or more computer processors determine a ranking of one or more instruction characteristics associated with a first instruction. The one or more computer processors predict a performance of the first instruction by the user. Based on the determined ranking and the predicted performance of the first instruction by the user, the one or more computer processors determine a beats per minute range for music to accompany performance of the first instruction. The one or more computer processors render the first instruction and background music associated with the first instruction, where the background music is at the determined beats per minute range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Martin G. Keen, John M. Ganci, Jr., James E. Bostick