Patents by Inventor Amy E. Battles

Amy E. Battles has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8947543
    Abstract: A method of personalizing an interface of a portable electronic device comprises the steps of interfacing the portable electronic device to a workstation, modifying the existing version of the user interface so as to define a personalized version of the user interface, transferring information defining the personalized version of the user interface from the workstation to the portable electronic device, and implementing the personalized version of the user interface on the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Amy E. Battles, David J. Staudacher, K. Douglas Gennetten
  • Patent number: 8804028
    Abstract: Multiple uncompressed digital images, each at a different exposure, may be captured automatically in response to an image capture request. The set of uncompressed digital images may be stored as a single data object and manipulated to produce a final digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Stavely, Kenneth Jay Hall, Amy E. Battles, Sarah Jean Barrios, Robert E. Sobol
  • Patent number: 8780232
    Abstract: A method of analyzing images captured using an imaging device is provided herein. The analysis provides suggestions for changing a parameter of the imaging device during subsequent image capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Murray D. Craig, Gregory Hofer, Susan E. Manson, Amy E. Battles
  • Patent number: 8681237
    Abstract: A camera includes a bracketing logic module that varies, based on a previously-received user input and for each shot of a plurality of bracketed shots for a scene to be imaged, one or more of a plurality of different image-capture parameters, wherein, the bracketing logic module varies the one or more of the plurality of different image-capture parameters based on previously-input user selections of scene-bracketing for the scene to be imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Amy E. Battles, Murray Dean Craig
  • Patent number: 8552988
    Abstract: Viewing devices are disclosed herein. One embodiment of a viewing device is a digital camera having at least one function. And embodiment of the digital camera comprises a touch pad, wherein in which a stylus that is moved relative to the touch pad is detectable by the digital camera. The speed at which the function is performed corresponds to the speed that the stylus is moved relative to the touch pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Amy E. Battles, Norman Conrad Pyle, Mark John Bianchi, Daniel J. Byrne, Shanshan Li
  • Publication number: 20100289916
    Abstract: A camera includes a bracketing logic module that varies, based on a previously-received user input and for each shot of a plurality of bracketed shots for a scene to be imaged, one or more of a plurality of different image-capture parameters, wherein, the bracketing logic module varies the one or more of the plurality of different image-capture parameters based on previously-input user selections of scene-bracketing for the scene to be imaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Amy E. Battles, Murray Dean Graig
  • Patent number: 7834923
    Abstract: A digital imaging device produces and stores multiple video streams from a single imaging sensor array. The stored video streams may be post-processed using video editing software to create a combined video presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Stavely, Robert P. Cazier, Amy E. Battles, James W. Owens, Daniel J. Byrne, Dan L. Dalton
  • Publication number: 20100123805
    Abstract: A method of analyzing images captured using an imaging device is provided herein. The analysis provides suggestions for changing a parameter of the imaging device during subsequent image capture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventors: Murray D. Craig, Gregory Hofer, Susan E. Manson, Amy E. Battles
  • Patent number: 7668454
    Abstract: A method for providing photography advice, such as in the use of a camera, is provided. The method includes storing image attributes associated with a plurality of images captured by the camera. Camera settings associated with the captured images are also stored. At least one of a plurality of photography pointers is provided based on the stored image attributes and the stored camera settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Amy E. Battles, Sarah J. Schwartz, Ben Fineman, Geoffrey Dowd, Cordell Ratzlaff, Karen E. Williams
  • Patent number: 7580076
    Abstract: Methods of calculating pixel values representative of a scene are disclosed herein. One embodiment of the method comprises focusing light representative of the scene onto a photosensor for a period of time using at least one exposure setting, wherein the photosensor has a plurality of pixels. Numeric values corresponding to the intensity of light received by each of the pixels during the period are generated. At least one exposure setting is changed and pixel values are generated by the photosensor based on the changed at least one exposure setting are calculated. The number of calculated pixel values that are greater than a first preselected value are then determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Amy E. Battles, Jason Yost, John A. Mick
  • Patent number: 7469097
    Abstract: A digital imaging device automatically detects that a subject is too close to the device for acceptable focus to be achieved and informs the user, takes automatic corrective action, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason E. Yost, Amy E. Battles, Daniel M. Bloom
  • Publication number: 20080266407
    Abstract: A method of personalizing an interface of a portable electronic device comprises the steps of interfacing the portable electronic device to a workstation, modifying the existing version of the user interface so as to define a personalized version of the user interface, transferring information defining the personalized version of the user interface from the workstation to the portable electronic device, and implementing the personalized version of the user interface on the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Amy E. Battles, David J. Staudacher, K. Douglas Gennetten
  • Patent number: 7397968
    Abstract: A system and method for assisting in tone composition that comprises receiving light information corresponding to light detected by a plurality of pixels, analyzing the light information to determine a light value for each of the plurality of pixels, determining contour information, the contour information corresponding to a plurality of groups of adjacent pixels, wherein each group of adjacent pixels is characterized by a unique predetermined range of light values, and communicating the contour information to a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Stavely, Amy E. Battles, Sarah J. Barrios, Kenneth R. Stockton, Kathy Louise Miner
  • Patent number: 7349020
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying image composition templates with preview images is described. One embodiment comprises analyzing at least one characteristic of a preview image, determining a nature of the preview image based upon the analyzed characteristic, selecting an image composition template corresponding to the determined nature of the preview image and displaying the selected image composition template concurrently with the preview image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Stavely, Amy E. Battles, Sarah J. Barrios, Kenneth R. Stockton, Kathy Louise Miner
  • Publication number: 20080055453
    Abstract: A method for displaying a live view and captured images of a digital camera is provided. In the method, a live view is displayed. A first image of the live view is captured. In response to capturing the first image, the captured first image is displayed. The captured first image is then shifted from view toward a first direction to reveal the live view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Amy E. Battles, Sarah J. Schwartz, Geoffrey Dowd, Ben Fineman, Cordell Ratzlaff, Karen E. Williams, James Comer, Benjamin D. Kimbell, Angelica A. Quintana
  • Publication number: 20080056706
    Abstract: A method for providing photography advice, such as in the use of a camera, is provided. The method includes storing image attributes associated with a plurality of images captured by the camera. Camera settings associated with the captured images are also stored. At least one of a plurality of photography pointers is provided based on the stored image attributes and the stored camera settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Amy E. Battles, Sarah J. Schwartz, Ben Fineman, Geoffrey Dowd, Cordell Ratzlaff, Karen E. Williams
  • Patent number: 7295239
    Abstract: A user interface illumination system provides a user with information regarding the operation of a digital camera. The system may provide a user interface for informing the user of the ability to select a particular function to be performed on the camera. The user interface has a set of input means disposed on the camera and a set of illumination sources associated with the input means. A controller controls the light-emitting characteristics of the illumination sources based upon current or available operating modes of the electronic device. For example, all input means that are operational in the current operating mode may be illuminated. The illumination may be different for different input means to suggest preferred functions to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Amy E. Battles, James C. Dow
  • Patent number: 7265790
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method sets an image capture device to one of a plurality of available operational modes for the image capture device. The method comprises determining an angle of pitch orientation of the image capture device, and setting the image capture device to the one of the plurality of operational modes if the angle of pitch orientation is within a predetermined angle range associated with the one of the plurality of operational modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Amy E. Battles, David K. Campbell
  • Patent number: 7259785
    Abstract: A digital imaging device detects or tracks a user's direction of gaze. The detected direction of gaze may be used to set one or more functions in the digital imaging device, and the history of the user's direction of gaze may be stored with a captured digital image for later use by an automatic image post-processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Stavely, Kenneth Jay Hall, Amy E. Battles, Sarah Jean Barrios, Robert E. Sobol
  • Patent number: 7221398
    Abstract: A digital camera and method that embodies a preview image that shows what the final image will look like, including depth of field and shutter speed temporal effects (blur). Preview images are displayed as a series of stop-action still images rather than as continuous video. Overlays or picture-in picture can be used to show live action video simultaneously for framing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Stavely, Amy E. Battles, Sarah J. Barrios, Robert E. Sobol, Kenneth J. Hall