Patents by Inventor Dale F. McIntyre

Dale F. McIntyre 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: 9979683
    Abstract: A system and method for creating an electronic icon containing information unique to a particular user including information allowing access with respect to a particular digital media file having the icon associated therewith over a communication network by a third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Monument Peak Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Dale F. McIntyre, Kenneth Parulski
  • Publication number: 20170126906
    Abstract: A system and method for obtaining photographic products and/or services comprises bundling image capture and printing technologies into products and/or services that are paid for by a consumer with monthly or yearly subscription fees. The system and method involves selecting a camera and selecting a photographic products/service plan which designates photographic products and/or services which are to be associated with the selected camera. The system and method gives the consumer the option of selecting a specific camera from a menu of cameras, and a specific photographic product/service plan which is to be associated with the selected camera from a product/service menu. As a further option, the consumer can customize his/her product/service plan in accordance with his/her preference. The plan can provide for products and/or services for images captured and/or film exposed by the camera for a predetermined amount of time at a predetermined fee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Dana W. Wolcott, Dale F. McIntyre, Kenneth A. Parulski
  • Patent number: 9513773
    Abstract: A data processing device for providing access to information related to a digital image record includes a display for presenting the digital image record. A user interface system receives an indication of user interaction with the displayed digital image record. A data processing system responsive to the received indication presents tab on the display. The tab displays or emanates near or from an edge of the displayed digital image record or from an edge of a displayed digital image record container including the digital image record. The tab includes an access point configured to allow a user to access a category of information related to content contained within the digital image record, and the tab is labeled according to the category of information for user access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Dale F. McIntyre, Kevin M. Gobeyn
  • Patent number: 9497333
    Abstract: A system and method for obtaining photographic products and/or services comprises bundling image capture and printing technologies into products and/or services that are paid for by a consumer with monthly or yearly subscription fees. The system and method involves selecting a camera and selecting a photographic products/service plan which designates photographic products and/or services which are to be associated with the selected camera. The system and method gives the consumer the option of selecting a specific camera from a menu of cameras, and a specific photographic product/service plan which is to be associated with the selected camera from a product/service menu. As a further option, the consumer can customize his/her product/service plan in accordance with his/her preference. The plan can provide for products and/or services for images captured and/or film exposed by the camera for a predetermined amount of time at a predetermined fee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Dana W. Wolcott, Dale F. McIntyre, Kenneth A. Parulski
  • Publication number: 20150012365
    Abstract: A method for managing user-interest information implemented by a data processing device. A set of user-provided conditions are accessed, which are based either on content of released information, on limitations on use of released information, or on both. The user-interest information or a derivative thereof is transmitted to a recipient, subject to the user-provided conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Dale F. McIntyre, Kevin M. Gobeyn
  • Patent number: 8910071
    Abstract: Access to information related to a digital image record is provided on a data processing device having a display. The digital image record is presented on the display. An indication of user interaction with the displayed digital image record is received. In response to the received indication, a labeled tab is presented on the display. The tab displays or emanates near or from an edge of the displayed digital image record or from an edge of a displayed digital image record container including the digital image record. The tab includes an access point configured to allow a user to access information about a personal social association related to content contained within the digital image record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Dale F. McIntyre, Kevin M. Gobeyn
  • Patent number: 8782531
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for presenting digital images using a plurality of digital media frames separated spatially along at least two axes. In one aspect the method comprises the steps of obtaining the digital images to be presented determining the multi-dimensional relationship between the digital media frames analyzing the digital images and any associated metadata to assign an image perspective determination to each of the digital images and determining an arrangement of the digital images for presentation on the plurality of the digital media frames according to the multi-dimensional relationship between the digital media frames and according to the determined image perspectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Joel S. Lawther, Dale F. McIntyre, Joseph A. Manico, Michael J. Telek, John R. Fredlund
  • Patent number: 8756114
    Abstract: A method of presenting n offer of an image-bearing product to a user provides access to a plurality of user image files. User image files are analyzed to obtain semantic information about the content of the plurality of image files. An offer for the image-bearing product based on the semantic information obtained, wherein the product uses at least one image from the plurality of image files. The offer is transmitted to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: John R. Fredlund, Dale F. McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20140129983
    Abstract: A data processing device for providing access to information related to a digital image record includes a display for presenting the digital image record. A user interface system receives an indication of user interaction with the displayed digital image record. A data processing system responsive to the received indication presents tab on the display. The tab displays or emanates near or from an edge of the displayed digital image record or from an edge of a displayed digital image record container including the digital image record. The tab includes an access point configured to allow a user to access a category of information related to content contained within the digital image record, and the tab is labeled according to the category of information for user access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Dale F. McIntyre, Kevin M. Gobeyn
  • Publication number: 20140101569
    Abstract: A system and method for creating an electronic icon containing information unique to a particular user including information allowing access with respect to a particular digital media file having the icon associated therewith over a communication network by a third party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: ntellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Dale F. McIntyre, Kenneth Parulski
  • Patent number: 8640042
    Abstract: Access is provided to information related to a digital image record on a data processing device. Presentation of the digital image record on a display is instructed. An indication of user interaction with the displayed digital image record is received. In response to the received indication, presentation of a tab on the display is instructed. The tab displays or emanates near or from an edge of the displayed digital image record or from an edge of a displayed digital image record container including the digital image record. The tab includes an access point configured to allow a user to access a category of information related to content contained within the digital image record, and the tab is labeled according to the category of information for user access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Dale F. McIntyre, Kevin M. Gobeyn
  • Patent number: 8640043
    Abstract: A data processing device for providing access to information related to a digital image record includes a display for presenting the digital image record. A user interface system receives an indication of user interaction with the displayed digital image record. A data processing system responsive to the received indication presents tab on the display. The tab displays or emanates near or from an edge of the displayed digital image record or from an edge of a displayed digital image record container including the digital image record. The tab includes an access point configured to allow a user to access a category of information related to content contained within the digital image record, and the tab is labeled according to the category of information for user access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Dale F. McIntyre, Kevin M. Gobeyn
  • Patent number: 8621047
    Abstract: A program storage device and method for creating an electronic icon containing information unique to a category and to a network address including information for associating the icon with a digital image and sending the digital image over a network to the network address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Dale F. McIntyre, Kenneth A. Parulski
  • Patent number: 8612308
    Abstract: A system and method for obtaining photographic products and/or services comprises bundling image capture and printing technologies into products and/or services that are paid for by a consumer with monthly or yearly subscription fees. The system and method involves selecting a camera and selecting a photographic products/service plan which designates photographic products and/or services which are to be associated with the selected camera. The system and method gives the consumer the option of selecting a specific camera from a menu of cameras, and a specific photographic product/service plan which is to be associated with the selected camera from a product/service menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Dana W. Wolcott, Dale F. McIntyre, Kenneth A. Parulski
  • Patent number: 8589241
    Abstract: A system and method for obtaining photographic products and/or services comprises bundling image capture and printing technologies into products and/or services that are paid for by a consumer with monthly or yearly subscription fees. The system and method involves selecting a camera and selecting a photographic products/service plan which designates photographic products and/or services which are to be associated with the selected camera. The system and method gives the consumer the option of selecting a specific camera from a menu of cameras, and a specific photographic product/service plan which is to be associated with the selected camera from a product/service menu. As a further option, the consumer can customize his/her product/service plan in accordance with his/her preference. The plan can provide for products and/or services for images captured and/or film exposed by the camera for a predetermined amount of time at a predetermined fee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Dana W. Wolcott, Dale F. McIntyre, Kenneth A. Parulski
  • Patent number: 8473525
    Abstract: A system for associating content-relevant metadata with digital image files. The system searches memory for at least one image file deficient of content-relevant metadata and analyzes the at least one image file for determining existing content-relevant metadata. The at least one image file and at least a portion of candidate content-relevant metadata is presented to the to a user. The user is allowed to acknowledge the portion of the candidate content-relevant metadata presented, which can then be stored in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dale F. McIntyre, John R. Fredlund
  • Patent number: 8307046
    Abstract: A method for setting up a system for sharing images among a plurality of users in a first image sequence. The method includes providing a plurality of digital images to a controlling computer having software for controlling the sharing of the digital images among a plurality of designated users in the first image sequence; providing a list of list of electronic addresses for the designated users; forwarding an invitation to the designated users for gaining access to the plurality of images over a communication network by the controlling computer; forwarding user software to the designated users that accept the invitation; and automatically forwarding the plurality of digital images in a predetermined sequence to the designated users that accepted the invitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Juan E. Ortiz, Mark D. Dawson, Dale F. McIntyre, Michael J. Telek, John K. McBride
  • Patent number: 8306368
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for data storage and retrieval, and more particularly, for indicating that ancillary data is stored in a header of a JPEG file and accessible to a user. The system comprises a JPEG file having an EXIF header and associated image data, and at least one other file of digital data, and a computer. The computer is programmed to scan the JPEG image file for a special indicator in the application marker section of the EXIF header. If the marker is present, the value of marker indicates what type of ancillary digital data is present in the header. For instance, if the marker contains the string EKC-JPEG, then the ancillary data is known to be another JPEG file. Other types of data can be indicated as appropriate. The presence of the ancillary data is then used for the appropriate type of presentation to the user. A reveal icon is then used in presenting the data to indicate whether the ancillary data is another JPEG file, video, audio, sound, document, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Louis J. Beato, Joseph A. Manico, Dale F. McIntyre
  • Patent number: 8285085
    Abstract: A method for customizing a presentation of a set of digital images provided by a user is disclosed, comprising the steps of selecting an initial presentation format criteria for the set of digital images by the user; analyzing the digital images for additional information; providing to the user a first portable electronic storage medium having the set of digital images stored thereon, the images capable of being presented to the user on a display device in accordance with a first presentation format based upon the initial selected presentation format criteria and the analysis of the additional information; and providing a software program to the user enabling the user to select additional presentation format criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, John K. McBride, Dale F. McIntyre, Alexander C. Loui
  • Patent number: 8219410
    Abstract: A method of storing and viewing a collection of digital images includes the steps of: providing a plurality of users with a unique user ID associated with a URL identifying a network photoservice provider; providing each one of the plurality of users with a separate password to the unique user ID; at least one of the plurality of users transferring a set of digital images to the unique user ID employing their separate passwords; and viewing the images located at the unique user ID using the separate password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Dale F. McIntyre, Joseph A. Manico, Andrew T. Cooper