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: 7194701
    Abstract: A video thumbnail for use as an icon of a digital video file and method of generating same. The video thumbnail is preferably a relatively short, low resolution, animated video thumbnail. The video thumbnail is extracted from a preferred sequence of the video file and embedded as a header of the file. The video thumbnail preferably plays automatically, and acts as a pointer to the file and the preferred point within it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Stavely, Robert P. Cazier, Amy E. Battles, James W. Owens, James S. Voss, Dan L. Dalton
  • Patent number: 7193616
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for facilitating composition of handwritten documents. In one embodiment, a system and method pertain to identifying handwritten input entered in a display of a computing device, and controlling the placement of handwritten input on the display so as to enable uninterrupted handwriting on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Stavely, Wilfred F. Brake, Dan L. Dalton, James C. Dow, Amy E. Battles
  • Patent number: 7173655
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for capturing a variable length of sensory data in association with still image data. The sensory data are generated from a sensor signal beginning prior to capture of a still image and ending a selected period after capturing the still image. The sensory data are stored in temporary storage. Still image data are generated in response to a control signal to capture a still image, and the still image data are also stored in the temporary storage. A default portion of the sensory data in association with the image data is stored in non-volatile storage. The default portion of sensory data in non-volatile storage is conditionally replaced with a selected subset of the sensory data from the temporary storage if the user selects replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Miles Kevin Thorland, Norman Conrad Pyle, Amy E. Battles
  • Patent number: 7167201
    Abstract: Disclosed is an eye-start system that includes a light source adapted to be housed within a viewfinder of a device, and a light sensor also adapted to be housed within the device viewfinder, the light sensor being configured to sense light from the light source that reflects off of a user looking into the viewfinder. With this system, light reflected off of the user is sensed by the light sensor and, upon such an occurrence, a device action is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Stavely, Mark J. Bianchi, David K. Campbell, Amy E. Battles, Heather N. Bean
  • Patent number: 7119835
    Abstract: A camera mount includes a hosting device including a flat surface for mounting a camera including a user interface. A first connector is located on the flat surface such that the first connector mates to a complementary connector located on the camera. The user interface of the camera also functions as the user interface of the hosting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: K Douglas Gennetten, Amy E Battles, James C Dow
  • Patent number: 7116364
    Abstract: A digital camera maintains a consistent effective focal length upon switching from a first focus mode to a second focus mode, the focus modes having different maximum focal lengths. Maintaining a consistent effective focal length across focus mode changes obviates the need for a user to reframe a scene upon changing focus modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Amy E. Battles, Jason E. Yost, Gregory V. Hofer
  • Patent number: 7113219
    Abstract: A digital camera has both image capture and audio capture modes. The digital camera has: a control member moveable from an initial position to a first position for effecting audio capture and to a second position for effecting image capture. A releasable latch means latches the camera in the audio capture mode upon entry of the control member into the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Guy de Warrenne Bruce Adams, Amy E. Battles
  • Patent number: 7113218
    Abstract: A digital camera docking system user interface provides, on the display of the digital camera, information regarding the operation of the digital camera docking system. The user interface may guide the user in the initiation of interactions between the digital camera and external devices such as television monitors, personal computers, and printers and may also provide feedback regarding the progress of these interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Amy E. Battles, Robert P. Cazier, Kenneth Ross Stockton
  • Patent number: 7110896
    Abstract: A system and method quickly and effectively display battery status and/or other parameters of a portable electronic device. In one embodiment, a method displays parameters of a portable electronic device in a power-off state by storing a plurality of user-definable settings in response to a power-off condition. In addition, the method detects an activation of a status input, and in response applies power to a display, and displays a status of the stored parameters on a display, while maintaining operational logic of the personal electronic device in a power-off state. In another embodiment, a method displays a current battery-power status of a portable electronic device, while in a power-off state. This method retrieves a battery-power status that was previously measured and saved. Using this retrieved information, along with a measured amount of time since the information was measured or saved, method determines the current battery-power status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Joel Bennett Lamer, Mark John Bianchi, Amy E. Battles, Lisa Marie Tucker
  • Patent number: 7027094
    Abstract: A modeless electronic imaging apparatus, such as a digital still camera, uses a touch-sensitive shutter button to automatically display “live” images from an image sensor whenever a user touches the shutter button. When the user is not touching the shutter button, the apparatus displays stored image data of the last stored image, or may display menu data according to actuation of system navigation buttons. The apparatus does not require the switching of modes between image capture mode and stored image display mode, but is always capable of image capture as well as stored image display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Amy E Battles, Kenneth Jay Hall, David J Staudacher
  • Patent number: 6943842
    Abstract: An image browsing user interface provides convenient viewing of both individual images and groups of images. The user interface provides a convenient way to view both individual images and a preferred image from each group of images. The individual and preferred images may be uploaded to an external device or selectively processed by the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J Stavely, Amy E Battles
  • Patent number: 6839513
    Abstract: A camera takes two photographs for a single actuation of its shutter release. One of the photographs uses the camera settings specified by the user, and the other photograph uses camera settings automatically selected by the camera. The taking of the second photograph may optionally be disabled by the camera user. The taking of the second photograph may optionally occur only if the user-specified settings differ, or differ significantly from the automatically-determined settings. The camera may optionally be a digital camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Amy E. Battles
  • Publication number: 20040263658
    Abstract: A display system and method that implements a customizable menu using levels of abstraction. The display system and method may be advantageously employed in digital cameras, and the like. The present invention provides for the display and abstraction of a customizable menu that allows more or fewer actions to take place with a single initiated action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Robert P. Cozier, Amy E. Battles
  • Publication number: 20040252217
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing a captured image is disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for analyzing a digital image comprises an image sensor including a plurality of image capture elements, each of the image capture elements configured to capture image data. The image data is captured according to at least one setting. The system also includes a memory for storing the image data and logic for dynamically analyzing the image data to determine at least one characteristic of the image data, and a display for communicating a description of the characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventors: Amy E. Battles, Dan L. Dalton, Shelley I. Moore, Andrew C. Goris
  • Publication number: 20040239639
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for facilitating composition of handwritten documents. In one embodiment, a system and method pertain to identifying handwritten input entered in a display of a computing device, and controlling the placement of handwritten input on the display so as to enable uninterrupted handwriting on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Donald J. Stavely, Wilfred F. Brake, Dan L. Dalton, James C. Dow, Amy E. Battles
  • Publication number: 20040239767
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for providing tactile feedback as to device operation. In one embodiment, a system and method pertain to determining whether a device function for which tactile feedback is to be provided is implicated, and, if so, actuating a mechanical actuator of the device to create tactile feedback that indicates to the user that the function is being or has been performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Donald J. Stavely, Wilfred F. Brake, Dan L. Dalton, James C. Dow, Amy E. Battles
  • Publication number: 20040233316
    Abstract: A camera having expert and novice menus comprising a user interface associated with the camera and logic for providing a first menu via a display, the first menu having first information is disclosed. The camera also includes logic for providing a second menu via the display, the second menu nested within the first menu and having second information, wherein the second information includes details corresponding to the first information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Amy E. Battles, Robb Cazier
  • Publication number: 20040233158
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for identifying user input. In one embodiment, a system and method pertain to detecting application of a force to a user interface using input sensors that are laterally spaced from the point at which the force is applied, and calculating the location at which the force is applied using information collected by the input sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Donald J. Stavely, Wilfred F. Brake, Dan L. Dalton, James C. Dow, Amy E. Battles
  • Patent number: 6816676
    Abstract: A method and arrangement of controlling the attributes of a camera display is disclosed. The method and arrangement obtain information relating to a scene and detect a sensitivity value associated with a camera. Using this information, at least a brightness of the camera display associated with the camera is controlled in accordance with the obtained information and the detected sensitivity value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark John Bianchi, Amy E Battles
  • Publication number: 20040218080
    Abstract: A preview mode for a digital camera, and associated method, that displays more than one alternative interpretation of a photographic image that is to be recorded. A user selects the best of the alternatives before the photographic image is taken. Thus, the photographic image is more optimally exposed and processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventors: Donald J. Stavely, Kenneth J. Hall, Amy E. Battles, Sarah J. Barrios, Robert E. Sobol