Patents by Inventor Deborah Susan Kurth

Deborah Susan Kurth 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: 7273280
    Abstract: A method and system of selectively projecting images is disclosed. An illuminated area is created on a projection surface by directing a light source to the projection surface. The illuminated area is detected with a camera. Electrical signals are transmitted from the camera to the projector, the electrical signals being indicative of the position of the illuminated area in relation to the projection surface. Based on the received electrical signals, an image and a second image are projected on the projection surface. The image is projected on the illuminated area of the projection surface. The second image is projected on an area of the projection surface that is not illuminated by the light source. Applications of this method and system include the projection of background and foreground images creating the illusion of an x-ray beam, the projection of a normal image and an overblown image creating the illusion of a magnifying light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Lanny Smoot, Alfredo Medina Ayala, William Joseph McArdle, Arthur Jun Tanaka, Don Kravitz, James Stephen Frankenberger, Deborah Susan Kurth, Kenneth L. Knowles