Patents Represented by Attorney Raymond L. Owens
  • Patent number: 8036467
    Abstract: An image file for storing a still digital image and metadata related to the still digital image, the image file including digital image data representing the still digital image, and metadata that categorizes the still digital image as an important digital image, wherein the categorization uses a range of levels and the range of levels includes at least three different integer values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Tomasz A. Matraszek, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Serguei Endrikhovski, Kenneth A. Parulski
  • Patent number: 8031775
    Abstract: In order to analyze a digital video clip to determine candidate frames for subsequent key frame selection, a camera motion sensor is provided in the camera so that information is provided during image capture regarding camera motion including translation of the scene or camera, or scaling of the scene. The sensor includes an accelerometer or a lens motor sensor. A plurality of video segments is formed based on the global motion estimate and each segment is labeled in accordance with a predetermined series of camera motion classes. Thereafter, key frame candidates are extracted from the labeled segments and a confidence score is computed for each candidate by using rules corresponding to each camera motion class and a rule corresponding to object motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Christophe E. Papin, Deniz E. Schildkraut, Majid Rabbani
  • Patent number: 8024343
    Abstract: A method of identifying images containing a unique object found in at least two separate image collections of different users comprising identifying the unique object and providing features for the unique object; at least one user identifying at least two separate image collections produced by separate users that potentially have images of the unique object; and using the features to search the at least two separate collections to identify images that contain the unique object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Andrew C. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 8018623
    Abstract: A method for multi-level error diffusion halftoning an input digital image to form an output digital image with reduced error diffusion texture contouring artifacts which includes modifying the input pixel values for a fraction of the input pixels using a periodic dither signal, where the fraction is a function of the texture artifact characteristics of the multi-level error diffusion halftoning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Douglas W. Couwenhoven, Kevin E. Spaulding
  • Patent number: 7995116
    Abstract: In a method and digital camera, an initial set of evaluation images are captured. A plurality of characteristics of the initial set of evaluation images are assessed to provide a first assessment. The characteristics include subject motion between the initial set of evaluation images. When the subject motion is in excess of a predetermined threshold, a final capture state of the camera is set responsive to the first assessment. When the subject motion is less than the predetermined threshold, the evaluation images are analyzed to provide analysis results and the final capture state of the camera is set responsive to the first assessment and the analysis results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Bruce H. Pillman, Jiebo Luo
  • Patent number: 7986336
    Abstract: An integrated image capture apparatus for use in a two-way communication with a remote display, includes an image capture device for capturing still or video images including a system for sending the captured still or video images to the remote display and for receiving and displaying images from a remote location, a face recognition system provided in the integrated image capture device for detecting faces in the captured image; and an indicator responsive to face detection for indicating that a face has been captured by the image capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ronald S. Cok, Chris W. Honsinger
  • Patent number: 7982916
    Abstract: A method for multi-toning an input digital image having input pixels with two or more color channels to form an output digital image having modified output levels. The method includes determining modified output levels using a combined error signal formed from intermediate error signals for each color channel together with an error signal offset value, and adjusting the input levels for the nearby pixels responsive to weighted error signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kevin E. Spaulding, Douglas W. Couwenhoven
  • Patent number: 7978918
    Abstract: An improved method for cropping a main subject from a digital image is disclosed. A skin color map and face map are independently computed and then blended to produce a revised map. A region map is computed by segmenting the digital image into a plurality of regions. A main subject importance map is calculated from the revised map and the region map. The digital image is cropped based on the main subject map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Anthony Scalise, Robert B. Poetker, Kevin R. Delong
  • Patent number: 7975227
    Abstract: A system for selecting, managing, sharing and displaying content data files in a manner that takes into the account the contextual significance of said content data files to a narrative, an author(s) and an audience. A system that is able to place an absolute and relative value upon the significance of a media object is able to assist in stimulating the recollection of the author and audience, thus making every aspect more memorable and enhancing by improving the ease of use and the quality of the final result of the use of the system of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Edward Covannon, Joseph A. Manico, Loretta E. Allen, Patrick A. Cosgrove
  • Patent number: 7972266
    Abstract: A method for providing normalized physiological monitoring data of an individual with a measure of the quality of the normalization, including providing a reference feature based on a physiological attribute of the individual for which an attribute value can be determined; unobtrusively capturing physiological monitoring data for the individual during a series of capture events and determining the capture conditions present during each capture event; detecting the presence of the reference feature in the series of captured physiological monitoring data and determining associated attribute values for each capture event; normalizing the captured physiological monitoring data from each capture event according to differences in the attribute values associated with each event and previously calculated attribute values; and calculating normalization confidence values for the individual at the series of capture events, based on capture conditions, normalization transforms, or semantic data, wherein the confidence va
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kevin M. Gobeyn, Andrew F. Kurtz, Donald E. Olson, Thomas E. Madden
  • Patent number: 7953690
    Abstract: A method of categorizing the relationship of individuals from a collection of photos taken in multiple sets of events includes: searching the photo collection to identify individuals in the photo collection, determining the gender and age range of the identified individuals; and using the identified individuals, their occurrences and co-occurrences, their gender, and their ages to infer social relationships between the individuals based on a set of rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Parag Singla, Henry Kautz, Andrew C. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 7948547
    Abstract: A dual sided viewing panel and a method of capturing and displaying images, is disclosed. The dual sided viewing panel includes a first viewing panel and a second viewing panel. The first and second viewing panels are controllable by a control device to capture an image and display an image. The first and second viewing panels are positioned in an aligned back to back relationship to each other. In a method, a first image is captured by the first viewing panel and a second image is captured by the second viewing panel. The first captured image is displayed on the second viewing panel and the second captured image is displayed on the first viewing panel. The viewing direction of the first viewing panel is opposed to the viewing direction of the second viewing panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, John N. Border
  • Patent number: 7919342
    Abstract: A method of making an inorganic light-emitting diode display having a plurality of light-emitting elements including providing a substrate, and forming a plurality of patterned electrodes over the substrate. A raised area is formed around each patterned electrode to provide a well before depositing a dispersion containing inorganic, light-emissive core/shell nano-particles into each well. The dispersion is dried to form a light-emitting layer including the inorganic, light-emissive core/shell nano-particles. An unpatterned, common electrode is formed over the light-emitting layer. The light-emitting layer emits light by the recombination of holes and electrons supplied by the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 7916362
    Abstract: An image sensor for capturing a color image is disclosed having a two-dimensional array having first and second groups of pixels wherein pixels from the first group of pixels have narrower spectral photoresponses than pixels from the second group of pixels and wherein the first group of pixels has individual pixels that have spectral photoresponses that correspond to a set of at least two colors, with the placement of the first and second groups of pixels defining a pattern that has a minimal repeating unit including at least six pixels with at least some rows or columns of the minimal repeating unit composed only of pixels from the second group of pixels, and including ways to combine similarly positioned pixels from at least two adjacent minimal repeating units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Takayuki Kijima, Hideo Nakamura, John T. Compton, John F. Hamilton, Jr., Thomas E. DeWeese
  • Patent number: 7911505
    Abstract: A method of determining when an image capture device with a rolling shutter is in an environment having a flickering illuminant by using autocorrelation or frequency analysis of difference vectors produced from first and second captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Bruce H. Pillman, John F. Hamilton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7906354
    Abstract: Method of making a light emitting semiconductor nanowire device includes providing a plurality of spaced light emitting semiconductor nanowires on a growth substrate; applying a dielectric material disposed between the semiconductor nanowires producing a layer of embedded semiconductor nanowires having a top surface opposed to a bottom surface, wherein the bottom surface is defined by the interface with the growth substrate; depositing a first electrode over the top surface in electrical contact with the nanowires; joining the first electrode to a device substrate; removing the growth substrate and exposing the bottom surface of the layer of embedded nanowires; depositing a second electrode on the bottom surface of the nanowires so that it is in electrical contact with the nanowires; and wherein either the first or second electrode is transparent to permit light to be transmitted from the light emitting semiconductor nanowires through the transparent electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Carolyn R. Ellinger, Keith B. Kahen
  • Patent number: 7893976
    Abstract: An image sensor is disclosed for capturing a color image, comprising a two-dimensional array of pixels having a plurality of minimal repeating unit wherein each repeating unit is composed of eight pixels having five panchromatic pixels and three pixels having different color responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John T. Compton, Michele O'Brien, John F. Hamilton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7889921
    Abstract: A method for producing a noise-reduced digital color image, includes providing an image having panchromatic pixels and color pixels corresponding to at least two color photoresponses; providing from the image a panchromatic image and at least one color image; and using the panchromatic image and the color image to produce the noise-reduced digital color image by setting a plurality of color characteristics equal to the corresponding panchromatic characteristics at each color pixel location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Efrain O. Morales, John F. Hamilton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7888700
    Abstract: An inorganic light emitting device including a transparent substrate; a first electrode; a second electrode opposed to the first electrode; a polycrystalline inorganic light emitting layer including core/shell quantum dots within an inorganic semiconductor matrix and, wherein the first electrode is transparent and formed on the transparent substrate, the polycrystalline inorganic light emitting layer is formed over the first electrode, and the second electrode is formed over the light emitting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Keith B. Kahen
  • Patent number: 7889794
    Abstract: A method of analyzing a digital video clip to determine candidate frames for subsequent key frame selection, includes: performing a global motion estimate on the video clip that indicates translation of a scene or camera, or scaling of the scene; and forming a plurality of video segments based on the global motion estimate and labeling each segment in accordance with a predetermined series of camera motion classes. The method further includes extracting key frame candidates from the labeled segments and computing a confidence score for each candidate by using rules corresponding to each camera motion class and a rule corresponding to object motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Christophe E. Papin