Patents by Inventor Carolyn A. Zacks

Carolyn A. Zacks 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: 8600191
    Abstract: In a first aspect of the invention, a method is provided for forming a group image. In accordance with the method, a set of imaging information is obtained depicting a scene over a period of time. Elements in the set of imaging information are distinguished and attributes of the elements in the set of image information are examined. Imaging information is selected from the set of imaging information depicting each element with the selection being made according to the attributes for that element. A group image is formed based upon the set of imaging information with the archival image incorporating the selected image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Carolyn A. Zacks, Michael J. Telek, Dan Harel, Frank Marino
  • Patent number: 8087054
    Abstract: A method for organizing event content in the form of electronic signals is provided. In accordance with this method an event profile is determined. The event content is obtained and the event content is organized based upon the event profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Carolyn A. Zacks, Michael J. Telek, Frank Marino, Dan Harel, Douglas B. Beaudet
  • Publication number: 20110193972
    Abstract: In a first aspect of the invention, a method is provided for forming a group image. In accordance with the method, a set of imaging information is obtained depicting a scene over a period of time. Elements in the set of imaging information are distinguished and attributes of the elements in the set of image information are examined. Imaging information is selected from the set of imaging information depicting each element with the selection being made according to the attributes for that element. A group image is formed based upon the set of imaging information with the archival image incorporating the selected image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Carolyn A. Zacks, Michael J. Telek, Dan Harel, Frank Marino
  • Patent number: 7418116
    Abstract: Methods for determining affective information are provided as are imaging systems that determine affective information. In accordance with one method, affective signals are obtained containing facial characteristics and physiological characteristics of a person. The facial characteristics are analyzed and the physiological characteristics are analyzed. The emotional state of the person is determined based upon analysis of the facial and physiological characteristics of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Serguei Endrikhovski, Tomasz A. Matraszek, Kenneth A. Parulski, Carolyn A. Zacks, Karen M. Taxier, Michael J. Telek, Frank Marino, Dan Harel
  • Patent number: 7369100
    Abstract: Display systems, control systems for a display and a method for operating a display are provided in which people are detected a presentation space within which content presented by the display can be observed. Viewing areas are defined for each person with each viewing area comprising a less than all of the presentation space and including an area corresponding to each person. One channel of image content is obtained for presentation to each person and a combination image is presented on the display. The combination image is modulated so that each area of the combination image presented by the display is viewable only in selected areas of the presentation space. The combination image has image content from each channel of image content arranged in areas of said combination image so that, when modulated, the image content from each channel of image content is viewable only in a viewing area defined for the person for whom the content is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Carolyn A. Zacks, Dan Harel, Frank Marino, Karen M. Taxier, Michael J. Telek, Alan L. Wertheimer, William C. Archie
  • Patent number: 7319780
    Abstract: An image capture method is provided. In accordance with the method, an image of the scene is captured and affective information is collected a capture. The scene image and affective information are transmitted to an image receiver. An imaging system is also provided having an image capture system adapted to capture an image of a scene and a memory which stores the captured image. A set of sensors is adapted to collect affective signals from the user at capture. A processor is adapted to determine affective information based upon the affective signals and to associate affective information with the captured image. A transmitter sends the scene image and the affective information to a receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Serguei Endrikhovski, Kenneth A. Parulski, Carolyn A. Zacks, Karen M. Taxier, Michael J. Telek, Frank Marino, Dan Harel
  • Publication number: 20070201731
    Abstract: Methods for determining affective information are provided as are imaging systems that determine affective information. In accordance with one method, affective signals are obtained containing facial characteristics and physiological characteristics of a person. The facial characteristics are analyzed and the physiological characteristics are analyzed. The emotional state of the person is determined based upon analysis of the facial and physiological characteristics of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Elena Fedorovskaya, Serguei Endrikhovski, Tomasz Matraszek, Kenneth Parulski, Carolyn Zacks, Karen Taxier, Michael Telek, Frank Marino, Dan Harel
  • Publication number: 20070182829
    Abstract: In a first aspect of the invention, a method is provided for forming a group image. In accordance with the method, a set of imaging information is obtained depicting a scene over a period of time. Elements in the set of imaging information are distinguished and attributes of the elements in the set of image information are examined. Imaging information is selected from the set of imaging information depicting each element with the selection being made according to the attributes for that element. A group image is formed based upon the set of imaging information with the archival image incorporating the selected image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Carolyn Zacks, Michael Telek, Dan Harel, Frank Marino
  • Patent number: 7233684
    Abstract: Imaging methods and systems are provided that use affective information. In one aspect an image of a scene is captured. Affective information is collected. The affective information is associated with the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Serguei Endrikhovski, Tomasz A. Matraszek, Kenneth A. Parulski, Carolyn A. Zacks, Karen M. Taxier, Michael J. Telek, Frank Marino, Dan Harel
  • Publication number: 20060141941
    Abstract: A communication device is provided having a transceiver adapted to send and receive wireless communication signals and a contact surface. A contact circuit is adapted to detect contact of another communication device with said contact surface. A controller is adapted to enable communication only between the communication device and detected communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Carolyn Zacks, Michael Telek, Frank Marino, Joseph Manico, Douglas Beaudet, Dan Harel
  • Publication number: 20060136379
    Abstract: Image content sharing devices and methods are provided. The image content sharing device has a display, a memory, a user input capable of receiving more than one user input action and of providing a user input signal indicative of each of the more than one user input actions and a controller. The controller is operable in an image content presentation mode, wherein the controller causes image content to be presented on the display and at least one other mode; with the controller being adapted so that when the controller is in the image content presentation mode and detects a user input signal, the controller determines at least one destination based upon the user input signal detected and arranges for the presented image content to be automatically transmitted to the at least one destination, with the controller further being operable in at least one other mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Frank Marino, Michael Telek, Carolyn Zacks
  • Patent number: 7027836
    Abstract: A communication device is provided having a transceiver adapted to send and receive wireless communication signals and a contact surface. A contact circuit is adapted to detect contact of another communication device with said contact surface. A controller is adapted to enable communication only between the communication device and detected communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Carolyn A. Zacks, Michael J. Telek, Frank Marino, Joseph A. Manico, Douglas B. Beaudet, Dan Harel
  • Patent number: 6999111
    Abstract: An electronic camera and system for capturing of digital images, and wireless transmission of the captured images to a recipient. The camera includes a selection device for creating an electronic content identifier to be associated with a digital image file in the camera that identifies a recipient that the associated digital image file is to be forwarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Dale F. McIntyre, Kenneth A. Parulski, Carolyn A. Zacks
  • Publication number: 20050195330
    Abstract: Display systems, control systems for a display and a method for operating a display are provided in which people are detected a presentation space within which content presented by the display can be observed. Viewing areas are defined for each person with each viewing area comprising a less than all of the presentation space and including an area corresponding to each person. One channel of image content is obtained for presentation to each person and a combination image is presented on the display. The combination image is modulated so that each area of the combination image presented by the display is viewable only in selected areas of the presentation space. The combination image has image content from each channel of image content arranged in areas of said combination image so that, when modulated, the image content from each channel of image content is viewable only in a viewing area defined for the person for whom the content is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Carolyn Zacks, Dan Harel, Frank Marino, Karen Taxier, Michael Telek, Alan Wertheimer, William Archie
  • Publication number: 20050057491
    Abstract: Methods and control systems are provided for operating a display capable of presenting content within a presentation space. In accordance with the method, a person is located in the presentation space and a viewing space is defined comprising less than all of the presentation space and including the location of the person. Content is presented so that the presented content is discernable only within the viewing space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Carolyn Zacks, Dan Harel, Frank Marino, Karen Taxier, Michael Telek, Alan Wertheimer
  • Publication number: 20040223649
    Abstract: In a first aspect of the invention, a method is provided for forming a group image. In accordance with the method, a set of imaging information is obtained depicting a scene over a period of time. Elements in the set of imaging information are distinguished and attributes of the elements in the set of image information are examined. Imaging information is selected from the set of imaging information depicting each element with the selection being made according to the attributes for that element. A group image is formed based upon the set of imaging information with the archival image incorporating the selected image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Carolyn A. Zacks, Michael J. Telek, Dan Harel, Frank Marino
  • Publication number: 20040201709
    Abstract: An electronic camera and system for capturing of digital images, and wireless transmission of the captured images to a recipient. The camera includes a selection device for creating an electronic content identifier to be associated with a digital image file in the camera that identifies a recipient that the associated digital image file is to be forwarded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Dale F. McIntyre, Kenneth A. Parulski, Carolyn A. Zacks
  • Publication number: 20040192383
    Abstract: A communication device is provided having a transceiver adapted to send and receive wireless communication signals and a contact surface. A contact circuit is adapted to detect contact of another communication device with said contact surface. A controller is adapted to enable communication only between the communication device and detected communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Carolyn A. Zacks, Michael J. Telek, Frank Marino, Joseph A. Manico, Douglas B. Beaudet, Dan Harel
  • Publication number: 20040123131
    Abstract: A method is provided for processing image metadata for an image to be transmitted to a receiver. In accordance with the method, metadata access privileges are determined for the receiver and receiver metadata is derived from the image metadata based upon the metadata access privileges for the receiver. The receiver metadata is associated with the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Carolyn A. Zacks, Michael J. Telek, Frank Marino, Karen M. Taxier, Dan Harel
  • Publication number: 20040113939
    Abstract: A method for operating a display is provided. In accordance with the method, content is obtained and a profile is determined for the content. Elements are detected in a presentation space in which content presented by the display can be discerned. A profile is determined for each of the detected elements in the presentation space. Content is selected for presentation based upon the profiles for the detected elements and the content profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Carolyn A. Zacks, Dan Harel, Frank Marino, Karen M. Taxier, Michael J. Telek