Patents Represented by Attorney Raymond L. Owens
  • Patent number: 7711145
    Abstract: A method of searching through a collection of images, includes providing a list of individuals of interest and features associated with such individuals; detecting people in the collection images; determining the likelihood(s) for each listed individual of appearing in each collection image in response to the detected people and the features associated with the listed individuals; and selecting in response to the determined likelihood(s) a number of collection images such that each individual from the list appears in the selected number of collection images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Andrew C. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 7697053
    Abstract: An integrated imaging apparatus for displaying images while capturing images of a scene, including an electronic display having an array of display pixels which are used to display image content; a plurality of apertures are integrated within the display, wherein each of the apertures includes at least one partially transparent pixel; and a plurality of capture devices each of which captures an image, and includes at least a lens and an image sensor array; wherein each capture device is operatively associated with at least part of a particular aperture of the display; and wherein the partially transparent pixels also provide light for image content display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Andrew F. Kurtz, John N. Border, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 7688368
    Abstract: An image sensor for capturing a color image is disclosed having a two-dimensional array having first and second groups of pixels, arranged in rows and columns, wherein pixels from the first group of pixels have narrower spectral photoresponses than pixels from the second group of pixels; and the placement of the first and second groups of pixels defining a pattern that has a minimal repeating unit including at least six pixels, so that at least some rows or columns of the minimal repeating unit are composed only of pixels from the second group and some rows or columns of the minimal repeating unit are composed only of pixels from the first group, wherein the rows or columns that are composed only of pixels from the first group are composed of at most two colors of pixels from the first group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Takayuki Kijima, Hideo Nakamura, John T. Compton, John F. Hamilton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7668405
    Abstract: A method of establishing a connection between two image collections, the method includes providing a first image collection from a first user; providing a second image collection from a different second user; analyzing the first and second image collections to produce a similarity score between the first and second image collections; and establishing a link for sharing images or collection data between the first and second users based on the similarity score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Andrew C. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 7656441
    Abstract: A method for correcting for hue artifacts captured by an imager associated with a color filter array including first, second and third color pixels and optical system spaced from the imager, wherein a first group of second pixels are primarily influenced by adjacent first pixels and a second group of second pixels are primarily influenced by adjacent third pixels, includes separately blurring or smoothing the first and third pixels and the first and second group of second pixels; based on the difference between adjacent pixels of the first and second group of second pixels, correcting for hue in the second group of second pixels; and correcting for adjacent third pixels based on the correction for adjacent second group second pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Russell J. Palum, Bruce H. Pillman, John F. Hamilton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7652795
    Abstract: A method for modifying an input digital image having one or more color channels, each color channel having an (x,y) array of image pixel values, to form a modified digital image so that when the modified digital image is used to produce a printed image on an inkjet printer there are reduced ink bleed artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Douglas W. Couwenhoven, Kevin E. Spaulding, Gustav J. Braun
  • Patent number: 7652717
    Abstract: A method of enhancing a digital image produced by a digital imaging device, includes using the digital imaging device to capture at least two original digital images of the same scene with each digital image being under two different lighting conditions and producing for each such digital images a plurality of pixels; using the pixel values of at least two of the captured digital images under different lighting conditions to produce difference values; and modifying the pixel values of the original digital image in response to the corresponding difference values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Amy D. Enge, James E. Adams, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7645483
    Abstract: A method for forming a layer on a surface in making a device, including providing a distribution member for receiving vaporized material, the distribution member having one or more walls defining a polygonal two-dimensional pattern of apertures is formed in a wall, which deliver vaporized material in a molecular flow onto the surface; providing the polygonal two-dimensional pattern of apertures to have at least four vertices, with a first set of apertures disposed at the vertices, a second set of edge apertures disposed between the apertures of the first set and defining the edges of the polygonal two-dimensional pattern, and a third set of interior apertures disposed within the periphery of the polygonal two-dimensional pattern defined by the first and second sets of apertures; and dimensioning the apertures to obtain a desired flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jeremy M. Grace, Michael Long
  • Patent number: 7646362
    Abstract: A display device, for carrying out image display on a display panel by controlling current flowing in display elements for each pixel based on image data, including display setting circuitry for setting a relationship between image data and current values for current flowing in display elements in response to an input adjustment signal, to set contrast or brightness; estimation circuitry for estimating panel current flowing in all pixels when carrying out display for the display panel based on the image data; and current control circuitry for controlling actual panel current by correcting the set contrast or brightness based on the panel current estimated by the estimation circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Seiichi Mizukoshi, Nobuyuki Mori, Kouichi Onomura, Makoto Kohno
  • Patent number: 7645524
    Abstract: A method of making an OLED device includes providing an anode and a spaced cathode, and a hole-transporting layer provided between the anode and cathode, such hole-transporting layer including a first hole-transporting material having a first glass transition temperature Tg1. The method further includes providing a first light-emitting layer including as a main component, a second hole-transporting material having a second glass transition temperature Tg2, such light-emitting layer disposed between the hole transporting layer and the cathode and in contact with the hole-transporting layer, and wherein Tg1 is greater than Tg2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Spindler, Tukaram K. Hatwar
  • Patent number: 7643704
    Abstract: A method of cropping a digital image and preserving a reserve for subsequent use includes cropping the digital image to produce a first cropped digital image, the first cropped digital image having a first size and a first aspect ratio; determining, based on the location of the cropping, at least one reserve portion of the image adjacent to at least one edge of the first cropped digital image; and storing, in an image file, the first cropped digital image and the reserve(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: William M. Jackson, Kenneth A. Parulski, James E. McGarvey
  • Patent number: 7642997
    Abstract: An apparatus for selecting a stressing voltage for compensating for changes in the threshold voltages (Vth) for drive transistors in pixel drive circuits in an active matrix OLED display having a plurality of OLED light-emitting pixels arranged in an array is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John W. Hamer, Gary Parrett
  • Patent number: 7642109
    Abstract: A method of making an OLED device, including providing a substrate having a first electrode and a conductive bus line provided over the substrate and organic EL media provided over the first electrode and over the conductive bus line; forming a radiation absorbing structure associated with the conductive bus line; exposing the radiation absorbing structure to radiation to produce heat sufficient to ablate a portion of the organic EL media thereby forming an opening in the organic EL media; and forming a second electrode over the organic EL media, and through the opening in the organic EL media thereby forming an electrical connection between the second electrode to the conductive bus line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Dustin L. Winters, Kelvin Nguyen, Lee W. Tutt, Robert H. Cuffney
  • Patent number: 7638168
    Abstract: A method for vaporizing particulate material and depositing it onto a surface to form a layer, includes providing a supply of particulate material in a replenishment container, the replenishment container having a sealed interface fitting; mounting the replenishment container to a supply hopper defining at least one feed opening, and breaking the seal at the interface fitting; transferring particulate material from the replenishment container to the supply hopper; and transferring such particulate material through the feed opening along a feeding path to a vaporization zone where at least a component portion of the particulate material is vaporized and delivered to the surface to form the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael L. Boroson, E. Steven Brandt
  • Patent number: 7638207
    Abstract: An improved OLED structure that enhances both stability and luminance efficiency, includes a substrate; an anode and a cathode; a light-emitting layer disposed between the anode and cathode; and a hole-transporting structure disposed between the light-emitting layer and the anode including two or more sublayers; a first sublayer in contact with the light-emitting layer and including a first hole-transporting material and a first stabilizing dopant, and a second sublayer including a second hole-transporting material and a second stabilizing dopant, and a third dopant having a bandgap that is smaller than each of the bandgaps of the second hole-transporting material and the second stabilizing dopant, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Spindler, Tukaram K. Hatwar
  • Patent number: 7636074
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining an adjustment to a signal voltage for compensating for changes in the threshold voltage (Vth) for a drive transistor in a pixel drive circuit in an active matrix OLED display having at least one OLED light-emitting pixel, comprising: the pixel drive circuit having a data line, a power supply line, a drive transistor; the drive transistor being electrically connected to the power supply line and to the OLED light-emitting pixel; the switch transistor being electrically connected to the gate electrode of the drive transistor and to the data line; first means for applying a first voltage to the power supply line; second means for applying a second voltage to the power supply line opposite in polarity to the first voltage; third means for producing a threshold-voltage-related signal on the data line; and fourth means responsive to the threshold-voltage-related signal for calculating the adjustment to the signal voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John W. Hamer, Gary Parrett
  • Patent number: 7628849
    Abstract: Fluorinated bis-(phthalocyanylaluminoxy)silyl bridged cyan or blue-green pigments according to formula (I): wherein R1 and R2 are independently substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, or cycloalkyl groups with eight or less carbon atoms or aryl groups with ten or less carbon atoms; R3 is a divalent linking group comprising oxygen, R1R2Si, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl cycloalkyl or aryl groups; R1, R2, and R3 may comprise the elements of a cyclic ring; n is 1-4; and z is 1-4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Donald R. Diehl, Tommie L. Royster, Jr., Andrew J. Hoteling, Steven G. Link
  • Patent number: 7629741
    Abstract: An OLED includes an anode, a light-emitting layer disposed over the anode, and a first electron-injecting layer disposed over the light-emitting layer, wherein the first electron-injecting layer includes at least one organic host material having a reduction potential less than ?1.0 V vs. a Saturated Calomel Electrode and at least one dopant material capable of reducing the organic host material. The OLED also includes a second electron-injecting layer disposed in contact with the first electron-injecting layer, wherein the second electron-injecting layer includes at least one organic material having a reduction potential greater than ?1.0 V vs. a Saturated Calomel Electrode, and a cathode disposed over the second electron-injecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Liang-Sheng Liao, Wojciech K. Slusarek, Michele L. Ricks, Ralph H. Young, Dustin L. Comfort
  • Patent number: 7625602
    Abstract: A method for metering powdered or granular material onto a heated surface to vaporize such material. The method comprises providing a rotatable auger d for receiving powdered or granular material and as the rotatable auger rotates, such rotatable auger translates such powdered or granular material along a feed path to a feeding location. The method also providing at least one opening at the feeding location such that the pressure produced by the rotating rotatable auger at the feeding location causes the powdered or granular material to be forced through the opening onto the heated surface in a controllable manner. The material is agitated or fluidized proximate to the feeding location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael Long, Neil P. Redden, Bruce E. Koppe, Thomas W. Palone
  • Patent number: 7625601
    Abstract: A method for metering powdered or granular material onto a heated surface to vaporize such material, includes providing a container with powdered or granular material having at least one component; providing a rotatable auger disposed in material receiving relationship with the container for receiving powdered or granular material from the container and as the auger rotates, such rotating auger translates such powdered or granular material along a feed path to a feeding location; and providing at least one opening at the feeding location such that the pressure produced by the rotating auger at the feeding location causes the powdered or granular material to be forced through the opening onto the heated surface in a controllable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael Long, Thomas W. Palone, Bruce E. Koppe