Patents by Inventor Brian E. Brooks

Brian E. Brooks 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: 8339333
    Abstract: Methods of reducing perceived image crosstalk in a multiview display. One method includes providing an image stream to a display having a horizontal dimension that extends from a first side of the display to an opposing second side of the display. The image stream includes a temporal sequence of images where at least a first image view and then a second image view are displayed on the display in a time sequential manner. The temporal sequence of images are conditioned before being displayed in order to reduce perceived displayed image crosstalk between the first and second image views. The conditioning includes modifying a color intensity of at least selected pixels along the horizontal dimension based on a non-constant crosstalk correction function for the horizontal dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Glenn E. Casner, John C. Schultz, Michael J. Sykora, Brian E. Brooks
  • Patent number: 7800825
    Abstract: User interfaces that includes one or more composite images that are perceived by an observer to be suspended in space relative to the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Robert L. W. Smithson, Glenn E. Casner
  • Publication number: 20100174671
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems, articles, and computer-implemented methods for assessing effectiveness of communication content and optimizing content distribution to enhance business objectives. Embodiments of the present invention are directed to computer-implemented methods for a computer-implemented method, comprising conducting an experiment using experimental content to determine effectiveness of communication content and executing, while conducting the experiment, a machine learning routine (MLR) using MLR content to enhance an effectiveness metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Brian J. Stankiewicz, Jonathan B. Arthur, Craig G. Markell, Brian L. Linzie
  • Publication number: 20100086200
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using visual attention modeling techniques to evaluate a scene from multiple perspectives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Brian J. Stankiewicz, Brian E. Brooks, Brian L. Linzie, Nathan J. Anderson, Michael Kelly Canavan, Glenn E. Casner, Timothy J. Gardner, David K. Misemer
  • Publication number: 20100086221
    Abstract: Systems and methods for evaluating the robustness of objects within a scene or a scene itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Brian J. Stankiewicz, Brian E. Brooks, Brian L. Linzie, Nathan J. Anderson, Michael Kelly Canavan, Glenn E. Casner, Timothy J. Gardner, David K. Misemer
  • Publication number: 20100086278
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing properties of objects within a scene or achieve a visual goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Brian J. Stankiewicz, Brian E. Brooks, Brian L. Linzie, Nathan J. Anderson, Michael Kelly Canavan, Glenn E. Casner, Timothy J. Gardner, David K. Misemer
  • Publication number: 20100017288
    Abstract: Methods and systems for designing an experiment using a computer to determine whether the experiment is a true experiment are described. These approaches allow a user who is unsophisticated in the complexities of true experimental design to design and deploy an experiment that produces substantially confound-free results and can be used to determine and quantify any causal relationship between independent and dependent variables. The computer may select one or more independent and/or dependent variables of the experiment or may assist the user in selection of independent and/or dependent variables. Formation of control and treatment groups, randomization and/or blocking to reduce the effects of confounding variables may be performed by the computer with or without input from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: James L. Graham, II, Craig M. Carlson, Brian E. Brooks, David A. Engler
  • Publication number: 20090281896
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods and systems for designing a true experiment, and optionally conducting the experiment and analyzing the experimental data are described. Information required to design the true experiment is identified. Questions are presented to a user eliciting responses that provide the required information. The required information is extracted from responses received from the user. The true experiment is designed based on the required information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventor: Brian E. Brooks
  • Publication number: 20090167639
    Abstract: Methods of reducing perceived image crosstalk in a multiview display. One method includes providing an image stream to a display having a horizontal dimension that extends from a first side of the display to an opposing second side of the display. The image stream includes a temporal sequence of images where at least a first image view and then a second image view are displayed on the display in a time sequential manner. The temporal sequence of images are conditioned before being displayed in order to reduce perceived displayed image crosstalk between the first and second image views. The conditioning includes modifying a color intensity of at least selected pixels along the horizontal dimension based on a non-constant crosstalk correction function for the horizontal dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Glenn E. Casner, John C. Schultz, Michael J. Sykora, Brian E. Brooks
  • Publication number: 20090158179
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods and systems facilitate development and distribution of content for presentation on a display or a multiplicity of networked displays, the content including content elements. The content elements may include graphics, text, video clips, still images, audio clips or web pages. The development of the content is facilitated using a database comprising design rules based on principles of cognitive and vision sciences. The database may include design rules based on visual attention, memory, and/or text recognition, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Brian E. Brooks
  • Publication number: 20090012848
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for generating time-slot samples to which content may be assigned for measuring effects of the assigned content. Systems and methods provide for receiving viewer visit duration (VVD) that target viewers spend at a location where content is to be presented and receiving time intervals (TI) for data collection for data streams of interest that target viewers can affect during their visit to the location. A time-slot sample duration (TSSD) is determined using VVD and TI. Time-slot samples are generated that have a duration defined by the TSSD and a data collection period defined for at least a portion of the TSSD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Michael K. Canavan
  • Publication number: 20090012927
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for assigning pieces of content to time-slots samples for measuring effects of the assigned content. Systems and methods provide for receiving pair-wise content relatedness data that identifies each piece of content as experimental content or control content relative to other pieces of content, and algorithmically assigning experimental or control content pieces to time-slot samples using the content relatedness data, wherein additional content pieces assigned to a particular time-slot sample exclude non-identical related experimental content pieces defined relative to an experimental content piece previously assigned to the particular time-slot sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Michael K. Canavan
  • Publication number: 20090012847
    Abstract: Systems and computer-implemented methods provide for assessing effectiveness of communication content. Methods involve receiving a playlist and schedule implemented to eliminate at least some confounds from experimental data, distributing communication content, displaying the communication content according to the playlist and schedule, and collecting data relating to effectiveness of the communication content. Methods also involve providing rules for displaying the communication content implemented to eliminate at least some carryover effects, displaying the communication content according to the rules, and collecting data relating to effectiveness of the communication content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Michael K. Canavan
  • Publication number: 20080130126
    Abstract: User interfaces that includes one or more composite images that are perceived by an observer to be suspended in space relative to the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Robert L.W. Smithson, Glenn E. Casner
  • Patent number: 4203010
    Abstract: Data and speech are transmitted along an elongate member from a transmitter to a receiver. Toroids are used to effect a low frequency coupling between the transceivers and the elongate member. The toroids are segmented and their windings are such as to form part of a resonant circuit as well as being arranged around the segments such that external fields are cancelled. Protective shrouds are arranged around at least part of the toroids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1980
    Assignee: Coal Industry (Patents) Limited
    Inventor: Brian E. Brooks