Patents by Inventor Andrew F. Kurtz

Andrew F. Kurtz 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).

  • Publication number: 20190146235
    Abstract: A stereo viewing device comprises a first lens comprising a first lens filter, and a second lens comprising a second lens filter. The first lens filter comprises a first set of light absorbing dyes that define a first set of rejection bands. The first set of light absorbing dyes comprises at least a first polymethine dye. The second lens filter comprises a second set of light absorbing dyes that define a second set of rejection bands different from the first set of rejection bands. The second set of light absorbing dyes comprises at least a second polymethine dye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: IMAX THEATRES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew F. Kurtz, Donald R. Diehl
  • Patent number: 10270972
    Abstract: A method and device for adapting a display image on a hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device. The device includes a camera for capturing a digital video and/or still image of a user, means for adjusting the captured digital image in response to poor image capture angle of said image capture device so as to create a modified captured digital image; and means for transmitting said modified captured digital image over a wireless communication network to a second hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Monument Peak Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: John N. Border, Ronald S. Cok, Amy D. Enge, Andrew F. Kurtz, Joseph A. Manico, Lynn Schilling-Benz, Peter O. Stubler, Frances C. Williams
  • Patent number: 10192033
    Abstract: A method for capturing images of an individual to determine wellness for such individual, including establishing baseline physiological data for the individual, and baseline capture condition data for the individual; detecting and identifying the presence of the individual in the image capture environment; providing semantic data associated with the individual; capturing one or more images of the individual during a capture event and determining the capture conditions present during the capture event; using the event capture conditions, the baseline physiological data for the individual and the baseline capture condition data to determine the acceptability of event captured images; and using the acceptable images and the semantic data in determining the wellness of the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Monument Peak Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew F. Kurtz, Kevin M. Gobeyn, Donald E. Olson, John N. Border
  • Publication number: 20180341119
    Abstract: A stereo viewing device comprises a first lens comprising a first lens filter, and a second lens comprising a second lens filter. The first lens filter comprises a first set of light absorbing dyes that define a first set of rejection bands. The first set of light absorbing dyes comprises at least a first polymethine dye. The second lens filter comprises a second set of light absorbing dyes that define a second set of rejection bands different from the first set of rejection bands. The second set of light absorbing dyes comprises at least a second polymethine dye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew F. Kurtz, Donald R. Diehl
  • Publication number: 20180160784
    Abstract: An optical system that includes a micro-mirror array optical modulator that can selectively modulate an incident light beam having a defined narrow spectral bandwidth to encode data thereon based on commands to an ON-state or an OFF-state of a micro-mirror. The micro-mirror array optical modulator can redirect light by diffraction and reflection to provide an output modulated light beam that exhibits a diffraction handedness dependent described by an arrangement of diffraction orders that depend in part on the narrow spectral bandwidth of light incident thereupon. An optical element has an optimized limiting aperture for defining portions of a modulated light beam that are blocked and remaining portions that are transmitted. An ON-state efficiency and an OFF-state contrast of an optically transmitted modulated light beam can depend on the diffraction handedness of the output modulated light beam relative to a size and a shape of the optimized limiting aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew F. Kurtz, Gary E. Nothhard
  • Publication number: 20180146141
    Abstract: A method and device for adapting a display image on a hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device. The device includes a camera for capturing a digital video and/or still image of a user, means for adjusting the captured digital image in response to poor image capture angle of said image capture device so as to create a modified captured digital image; and means for transmitting said modified captured digital image over a wireless communication network to a second hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: John N. Border, Ronald S. Cok, Amy D. Enge, Andrew F. Kurtz, Joseph A. Manico, Lynn Schilling-Benz, Peter O. Stubler, Frances C. Williams
  • Patent number: 9915820
    Abstract: An optical system that includes a micro-mirror array optical modulator that can selectively modulate an incident light beam having a defined narrow spectral bandwidth to encode data thereon based on commands to an ON-state or an OFF-state of a micro-mirror. The micro-mirror array optical modulator can redirect light by diffraction and reflection to provide an output modulated light beam that exhibits a diffraction handedness dependent described by an arrangement of diffraction orders that depend in part on the narrow spectral bandwidth of light incident thereupon. An optical element has an optimized limiting aperture for defining portions of a modulated light beam that are blocked and remaining portions that are transmitted. An ON-state efficiency and an OFF-state contrast of an optically transmitted modulated light beam can depend on the diffraction handedness of the output modulated light beam relative to a size and a shape of the optimized limiting aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: IMAX Theatres International Limited
    Inventors: Andrew F. Kurtz, Gary E. Nothhard
  • Patent number: 9906725
    Abstract: A method and device for adapting a display image on a hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device. The device includes a camera for capturing a digital video and/or still image of a user, means for adjusting the captured digital image in response to poor image capture angle of said image capture device so as to create a modified captured digital image; and means for transmitting said modified captured digital image over a wireless communication network to a second hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: MOUNUMENT PEAK VENTURES, LLC
    Inventors: John N. Border, Ronald S. Cok, Amy D. Enge, Andrew F. Kurtz, Joseph A. Manico, Lynn Schilling-Benz, Peter O. Stubler, Frances C. Williams
  • Patent number: 9888153
    Abstract: A method for color correcting an input color image having input color values adapted for display on a reference display device having a plurality of input color primaries to account to provide reduced observer metemaric failure on a narrow-band display device. A metamerism correction transform is applied to the input color image to determine an output color image having output color values in an output color space appropriate for display on the narrow-band display device. The metamerism correction transform modifies colorimetry associated with the input colors to provide output color values such that an average observer metameric failure is reduced for a distribution of target observers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: IMAX Theatres International Limited
    Inventors: Andrew F. Kurtz, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Thomas O. Maier
  • Publication number: 20170371173
    Abstract: Speckle artifacts as viewed in images projected on a display surface by a projector can be reduced. At least one spatial light modulator, illuminated by one or more light sources, can be imaged to a screen by a projection lens. A deflector subsystem can be provided in image space, proximate to the lens, where the image light emerges. In this location, image light directed to any given field point on the display surface is convergent, but can appear collimated. The deflector subsystem can include a tilted optical plate that is rotated in a plane along an axis. As the deflector subsystem is temporally rotated, the image light to any given field point traverses different optical paths, varying the angular diversity to reduce perceivable speckle by changing at least the angle of incidence to the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph R. Bietry, Andrew F. Kurtz
  • Patent number: 9696472
    Abstract: A stereo viewing device comprises a first lens comprising a first lens filter, and a second lens comprising a second lens filter. The first lens filter comprises a first set of light absorbing dyes that define a first set of rejection bands. The first set of light absorbing dyes comprises at least a first polymethine dye. The second lens filter comprises a second set of light absorbing dyes that define a second set of rejection bands different from the first set of rejection bands. The second set of light absorbing dyes comprises at least a second polymethine dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: IMAX THEATRES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew F. Kurtz, Donald R. Diehl
  • Publication number: 20170013197
    Abstract: A method and device for adapting a display image on a hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device. The device includes a camera for capturing a digital video and/or still image of a user, means for adjusting the captured digital image in response to poor image capture angle of said image capture device so as to create a modified captured digital image; and means for transmitting said modified captured digital image over a wireless communication network to a second hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: John N. Border, Ronald S. Cok, Amy D. Enge, Andrew F. Kurtz, Joseph A. Manico, Lynn Schilling-Benz, Peter O. Stubler, Frances C. Williams
  • Patent number: 9462222
    Abstract: A method and device for adapting a display image on a hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device. The device includes a camera for capturing a digital video and/or still image of a user, means for adjusting the captured digital image in response to poor image capture angle of said image capture device so as to create a modified captured digital image; and means for transmitting said modified captured digital image over a wireless communication network to a second hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: John N. Border, Ronald S. Cok, Amy D. Enge, Andrew F. Kurtz, Joseph A. Manico, Lynn Schilling-Benz, Peter O. Stubler, Frances C. Williams
  • Patent number: 9405180
    Abstract: Optical systems are provided that include illumination sources, micro-mirror array optical modulators, and an optical element. The micro-mirror array optical modulators can selectively modulate light beams, redirect light by diffraction and reflection, and provide an output modulated light beam that exhibits a diffraction handedness dependent on the spectral bandwidth of the light incident thereupon. The optical element has a color dependent aperture that defines portions of output modulated light beams that are transmitted and remaining portions that are blocked. An efficiency and contrast of each the output modulated light beams acquired by the optical element can be independently determined by a narrow spectral bandwidth of each of the light beams, the spectral characteristics of the color dependent aperture, and the diffraction handedness of the micro-mirror array optical modulators for the associated spectral bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: IMAX Theatres International Limited
    Inventors: John Bowron, Steven Charles Read, Andrew F. Kurtz
  • Publication number: 20160188831
    Abstract: A method for capturing images of an individual to determine wellness for such individual, including establishing baseline physiological data for the individual, and baseline capture condition data for the individual; detecting and identifying the presence of the individual in the image capture environment; providing semantic data associated with the individual; capturing one or more images of the individual during a capture event and determining the capture conditions present during the capture event; using the event capture conditions, the baseline physiological data for the individual and the baseline capture condition data to determine the acceptability of event captured images; and using the acceptable images and the semantic data in determining the wellness of the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew F. Kurtz, Kevin M. Gobeyn, Donald E. Olson, John N, Border
  • Publication number: 20160170220
    Abstract: A stereo viewing device comprises a first lens comprising a first lens filter, and a second lens comprising a second lens filter. The first lens filter comprises a first set of light absorbing dyes that define a first set of rejection bands. The first set of light absorbing dyes comprises at least a first polymethine dye. The second lens filter comprises a second set of light absorbing dyes that define a second set of rejection bands different from the first set of rejection bands. The second set of light absorbing dyes comprises at least a second polymethine dye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew F. Kurtz, Donald R. Diehl
  • Patent number: 9298883
    Abstract: A method for capturing images of an individual to determine wellness for such individual, including establishing baseline physiological data for the individual, and baseline capture condition data for the individual; detecting and identifying the presence of the individual in the image capture environment; providing semantic data associated with the individual; capturing one or more images of the individual during a capture event and determining the capture conditions present during the capture event; using the event capture conditions, the baseline physiological data for the individual and the baseline capture condition data to determine the acceptability of event captured images; and using the acceptable images and the semantic data in determining the wellness of the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Andrew F. Kurtz, Kevin M. Gobeyn, Donald E. Olson, John N. Border
  • Publication number: 20160033757
    Abstract: An optical system that includes a micro-mirror array optical modulator that can selectively modulate an incident light beam having a defined narrow spectral bandwidth to encode data thereon based on commands to an ON-state or an OFF-state of a micro-mirror. The micro-mirror array optical modulator can redirect light by diffraction and reflection to provide an output modulated light beam that exhibits a diffraction handedness dependent described by an arrangement of diffraction orders that depend in part on the narrow spectral bandwidth of light incident thereupon. An optical element has an optimized limiting aperture for defining portions of a modulated light beam that are blocked and remaining portions that are transmitted. An ON-state efficiency and an OFF-state contrast of an optically transmitted modulated light beam can depend on the diffraction handedness of the output modulated light beam relative to a size and a shape of the optimized limiting aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew F. Kurtz, Gary E. Nothhard
  • Publication number: 20150350492
    Abstract: A method for color correcting an input color image having input color values adapted for display on a reference display device having a plurality of input color primaries to account to provide reduced observer metemaric failure on a narrow-band display device. A metamerism correction transform is applied to the input color image to determine an output color image having output color values in an output color space appropriate for display on the narrow-band display device. The metamerism correction transform modifies colorimetry associated with the input colors to provide output color values such that an average observer metameric failure is reduced for a distribution of target observers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew F. Kurtz, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Thomas O. Maier
  • Patent number: 9140607
    Abstract: A method for color correcting an input color image having input color values adapted for display on a reference display device having a plurality of input color primaries to account to provide reduced observer metemaric failure on a narrow-band display device. A metamerism correction transform is applied to the input color image to determine an output color image having output color values in an output color space appropriate for display on the narrow-band display device. The metamerism correction transform modifies colorimetry associated with the input colors to provide output color values such that an average observer metameric failure is reduced for a distribution of target observers, and is formed responsive to a distribution of perceived color differences for a set of input colors that are determined for a set of target observers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: IMAX Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas O. Maier, Andrew F. Kurtz, Elena A. Fedorovskaya