Patents by Inventor Elena A. Fedorovskaya

Elena A. Fedorovskaya 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: 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: 20170078611
    Abstract: In an imaging evaluation method, camera, and system, a scene is imaged with a camera. User inputs to the camera are received concurrent with the imaging. The inputs each define a setting of one of a plurality of operational functions of the camera. The inputs are valued to provide a set of input values. An image value index is calculated using the input values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, John R. Fredlund, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Douglas B. Beaudet
  • Patent number: 9223469
    Abstract: A particular user's user-interface to a virtual world is customized based at least upon an analysis of behavioral characteristics of the user, the behavioral characteristics indicating how the user controls an avatar in the virtual world. In this regard, image-capture-or-sharing tools, avatar-appearance-editing tools, or both may be configured in the user-interface based at least upon the analysis of the behavioral characteristics. Information pertaining to results of the configuring of the user-interface may be stored in a processor-accessible memory system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Carman G. Neustaedter, Kevin M. Gobeyn, Elena A. Fedorovskaya
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9134178
    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: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: IMAX Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew F. Kurtz, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Thomas O. Maier
  • Patent number: 9111498
    Abstract: Controlling a head-mounted display includes providing a head-mounted display, the head-mounted display includes a switchable viewing area that is switched between a transparent viewing state and an information viewing state. The transparent viewing state is transparent with respect to the viewing area and enables a user of the head-mounted display to view the scene outside the head-mounted display in the user's line of sight. The information viewing state is opaque with respect to the viewing area and displays information in the switchable viewing area visible to a user of the head-mounted display. An external environmental state detector provides an external stimulus notification in response to a detected change in the external environment and causes the viewing state to automatically switch in response to the external stimulus notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: John N. Border, Ronald S. Cok, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Sen Wang, Lawrence B. Landry, Paul J. Kane
  • Patent number: 9082046
    Abstract: An image file for storing a still digital image and metadata related to the still digital image, the image file including digital image data representing the still digital image, and metadata that categorizes the still digital image as an important digital image, wherein the categorization uses a range of levels and the range of levels includes at least three different integer values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Tomasz A. Matraszek, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Serguei Endrikhovski, Kenneth A. Parulski
  • Patent number: 9058533
    Abstract: A method for retrieving information encoded in a structured illumination pattern including selecting an encoded structured illumination pattern having a variable intensity; providing an object with a surface having a 3D relief pattern; selecting at least one portion but not all of the object's surface including the 3D surface relief pattern; projecting the selected structured illumination pattern onto the selected portion of the surface; using a digital camera to capture an image of the reflected structured light pattern from the selected portion of the surface; storing the image in a memory; and processing the image of the detected reflected structured light pattern using a processor responsive to the detected reflected structured light pattern and the selected structured light pattern to retrieve the encoded information, wherein the encoded information is based on the geometrical and material properties of the 3D surface relief pattern and is distinct from the object, surface, or relief pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Paul James Kane
  • Patent number: 9014509
    Abstract: A method for increasing the interest level of a digital image to a particular person based on an interest level function that determines an interest level of a particular digital image to the particular person responsive to familiarity levels of image elements in the particular digital image. The initial digital image includes one or more image elements having associated initial familiarity levels, the initial digital image having an initial interest level as characterized by the interest level function responsive to the initial familiarity levels. The set of image elements are modified, thereby providing a modified digital image having an increased interest level to the particular person as characterized by the interest level function responsive to modified familiarity levels associated with the modified image elements. The modified digital image is then displayed to the particular person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Jeffrey Clarence Snyder, Andrew F. Kurtz, Sharon Lynn Chu Yew Yee, Gail Shepter
  • Patent number: 9014510
    Abstract: A method for presenting digital images having a high interest level to a particular person selected from a set of candidate digital images. The candidate digital image are analyzed to designate one or more image elements, and familiarity levels are determined of the designated image elements to the particular person. For each candidate digital image, an associated interest level to the particular person is determined responsive to the determined familiarity levels. One or more of the candidate digital images are selected based on the determined interest levels and are presented to the particular person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Jeffrey Clarence Snyder, Sharon Lynn Chu Yew Yee, Andrew F. Kurtz
  • Patent number: 8941678
    Abstract: A color display system providing reduced observer metameric failure for a set of target observers, comprising an image forming system having narrow-band primaries. A data processing system is used to implement 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. 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 image forming system. 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: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Andrew F. Kurtz, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Thomas O. Maier
  • Publication number: 20140361072
    Abstract: A method for retrieving information encoded in a structured illumination pattern including selecting an encoded structured illumination pattern having a variable intensity; providing an object with a surface having a 3D relief pattern; selecting at least one portion but not all of the object's surface including the 3D surface relief pattern; projecting the selected structured illumination pattern onto the selected portion of the surface; using a digital camera to capture an image of the reflected structured light pattern from the selected portion of the surface; storing the image in a memory; and processing the image of the detected reflected structured light pattern using a processor responsive to the detected reflected structured light pattern and the selected structured light pattern to retrieve the encoded information, wherein the encoded information is based on the geometrical and material properties of the 3D surface relief pattern and is distinct from the object, surface, or relief pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Paul James Kane
  • Patent number: 8897485
    Abstract: A method for determining an interest level of a digital image to a particular person. The digital image, or metadata associated with the digital image, is analyzed to designate one or more image elements in the digital image. Familiarity levels of the designated image elements to the particular person are determined. The interest level of the digital image to the particular person is then determined responsive to the determined familiarity levels. In some embodiments the image elements include persons and scene contexts, where digital images containing more familiar persons and less familiar scene contexts correspond to higher interest levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Jeffrey Clarence Snyder, Sharon Lynn Chu Yew Yee
  • Patent number: 8873851
    Abstract: A system comprising an image display; a digital camera positioned to capture images of persons viewing the image display; and a memory system storing instructions configured to cause a data processing system to implement a method for presenting digital images having a high interest level to a particular person selected from a set of candidate digital images. The method includes using the digital camera to capture an image including a particular person positioned to view the image display. The candidate digital images are analyzed to designate one or more image elements, and familiarity levels of the designated image elements to the particular person are determined. For each candidate digital image, an associated interest level to the particular person is determined responsive to the determined familiarity levels. One or more of the candidate digital images are selected based on the determined interest levels and are presented to the particular person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Jeffrey Clarence Snyder, Sharon Lynn Chu Yew Yee, Andrew F. Kurtz
  • Patent number: 8844802
    Abstract: A method for encoding information in structured illumination pattern (120) includes selecting information to be encoded; characterizing a relief pattern (130) of an object's (115) surface; selecting at least one portion of the object's surface including the surface relief pattern; creating at least one structured illumination pattern responsive to the selected surface relief pattern and the selected information; and storing the structured illumination pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Paul J. Kane
  • Patent number: 8842882
    Abstract: A method of making individualized communications includes providing one or more images including each of a plurality of individuals, automatically extracting one or more individual appearance attributes for each of the individuals from the image including the individual, providing a communication that is generic to the individuals, using a processor to make an individualized communication for each of the individuals by modifying the generic communication in accordance with the one or more individual appearance attributes associated with the individual, communicating the individualized communication to a corresponding individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Ronald Steven Cok
  • Patent number: 8831278
    Abstract: A method to determine the propensity of an image-sequence to induce motion sickness in a viewer includes using a processor to analyze the image-sequence information to extract salient static and dynamic visual features in the image sequence information, evaluating distribution of the salient static and dynamic features in the saliency map to estimate a probability of the image sequence causing the viewer to make eye and head movements and, using the estimated probability to determine the propensity that the image-sequence would induce motion sickness in a user as a consequence of the eye and head movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 8780014
    Abstract: A head-mounted display apparatus includes a head-mounted display, the head-mounted display including a plurality of independently controllable switchable viewing areas that can each be independently switched between a transparent state and an information state. The transparent state enables a user of the head-mounted display to see the scene outside the head-mounted display through the independently controllable switchable viewing areas. The information state is opaque and displays information in the independently controllable switchable viewing areas visible to a user of the head-mounted display. Circuitry produces a control signal for controlling the states of the independently controllable switchable viewing areas and a controller responsive to the control signal independently switches each of the independently controllable viewing areas between the transparent state and the information state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John N. Border, Ronald S. Cok, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Sen Wang
  • Patent number: 8692845
    Abstract: Operating a switchable head-mounted display apparatus includes: providing a head-mounted display that includes a switchable viewing area that switches between a transparent state and an information display state; operating the head-mounted display in the information viewing state to display image-sequence information; analyzing the image-sequence information to produce a signal estimating the propensity of the image-sequence information to induce motion sickness or symptoms of motion sickness in the user; and modifying the image-sequence information or the state of at least a portion of the switchable viewing area in response to the signal to reduce the propensity of the image-sequence information to induce motion sickness or symptoms of motion sickness in the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Ronald S. Cok, John N. Border