Patents by Inventor Gregory A. Brake

Gregory A. Brake 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: 7929808
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating digital images having image meta-data combined with the image data are provided. Briefly described, one of many possible embodiments is an image capture device for generating digital images having image meta-data combined with the image data. The image capture device may comprise image capture hardware configured to capture an image and logic configured for: generating a digital representation of the image, the digital representation comprising image data; applying at least one predefined image analysis algorithm to the digital representation of the image, the at least one predefined image analysis algorithm identifying meta-data corresponding to the image; and combining the meta-data corresponding to the image with the image data to define new image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark D. Seaman, Gregory A. Brake, Robert D. Thompson
  • Patent number: 7170624
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for advertising. In one arrangement, the system and method pertain to receiving data to be printed via a network, configuring the data for printing on a print medium, printing the data on the print medium, and printing advertising material on the print medium in addition to the data to be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Eugene Chalstrom, Timothy L. Goldstein, Mike A. Farrell, Gregory A. Brake
  • Patent number: 7102670
    Abstract: An event bookmarking device detects input signals corresponding to events of interest, generates event bookmarks in response to receiving the input signals so that the event bookmark identifies the event of interest, and broadcasts the event bookmarks. An image capture device detects the broadcasted event bookmarks, captures images of interest, and associates the captured images with the detected event bookmarks. An image data manager collects the captured images from at least one image capture device, receives a specified event bookmark, and identifies from the plurality of captured images those captured images that correspond to the specified event bookmark. An alternative embodiment of the event bookmarking device generates and stores an event bookmark with a time. An image capture device provides images with time stamps. An image data manager identifies captured images that correspond to the specified event bookmark based upon the time stamps and the event bookmark time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark D. Seaman, Gregory A. Brake, Robert D. Thompson
  • Patent number: 6999112
    Abstract: A content information manager communicates content information to a digital image capture device. One embodiment comprises a means for storing the content information in a memory, a means for communicating the content information to a digital image capture device, and a means for receiving a request such that the content information is communicated to the digital image capture device when the request is received. Another embodiment comprises a means for communicating a request signal such that the content information manager provides the content information upon receiving the request signal, a means for receiving the content information from the content information manager, and a means for displaying the content information on a display residing on the digital image capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark D. Seaman, Gregory A. Brake, Robert D. Thompson, K Douglas Gennetten, Jerlyn R Culp
  • Publication number: 20050231767
    Abstract: A “see-through” scanner comprises a touch-sensitive panel that enables a scanner user to designate an area to be scanned by touching the scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: Gregory Brake, William Haas, Kirk Tecu, John Carleton
  • Publication number: 20040201748
    Abstract: A digital camera is provided with a system for capturing at least one image of a scene, a system for displaying the captured image, system for cropping the displayed image, and system for storing an uncropped portion of the displayed image. Also provided is a method of controlling a digital camera including the steps of receiving at least one captured image from a photosensor, displaying the captured image, receiving cropping instructions for the displayed image, and storing an uncropped portion of the displayed image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Tim Goldstein, Gregory A. Brake
  • Publication number: 20040205479
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a multimedia presentation are disclosed. Briefly described, one embodiment, among others, can be implemented as a computer-readable medium having a program for composing a multimedia presentation from a plurality of media elements having audio media elements and image elements. The image elements comprise at least one still image. The program comprises logic configured to: determine at least one control setting, the control setting including the duration time for display of the at least one still image in an initial presentation; and automatically compose the initial presentation, the initial presentation including the plurality of media elements, the initial presentation based in part on the duration time for the at least one still image and the initial presentation based in part on at least one time stamp associated with at least one of the media elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Mark D. Seaman, Gregory A. Brake, Robert D. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20040201685
    Abstract: An event bookmarking device detects input signals corresponding to events of interest, generates event bookmarks in response to receiving the input signals so that the event bookmark identifies the event of interest, and broadcasts the event bookmarks. An image capture device detects the broadcasted event bookmarks, captures images of interest, and associates the captured images with the detected event bookmarks. An image data manager collects the captured images from at least one image capture device, receives a specified event bookmark, and identifies from the plurality of captured images those captured images that correspond to the specified event bookmark. An alternative embodiment of the event bookmarking device generates and stores an event bookmark with a time. An image capture device provides images with time stamps. An image data manager identifies captured images that correspond to the specified event bookmark based upon the time stamps and the event bookmark time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Mark D. Seaman, Gregory A. Brake, Robert D. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20040015524
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing digitally-stored media files. The method involves maintaining a decay function, and then periodically applying the decay function to at least a portion of the digitally-stored media files. The apparatus includes computer-readable media, and program code stored on the computer-readable media. The program code comprises program code for maintaining a decay function, and program code for periodically applying the decay function to at least a portion of the digitally-stored media files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Eugene Chalstrom, Mark D. Seaman, Gregory A. Brake, Mike A. Farrell
  • Publication number: 20030234955
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for advertising. In one arrangement, the system and method pertain to receiving data to be printed via a network, configuring the data for printing on a print medium, printing the data on the print medium, and printing advertising material on the print medium in addition to the data to be printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventors: Robert Eugene Chalstrom, Timothy L. Goldstein, Mike A. Farrell, Gregory A. Brake
  • Publication number: 20030081145
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating digital images having image meta-data combined with the image data are provided. Briefly described, one of many possible embodiments is an image capture device for generating digital images having image meta-data combined with the image data.. The image capture device may comprise image capture hardware configured to capture an image and logic configured for: generating a digital representation of the image, the digital representation comprising image data; applying at least one predefined image analysis algorithm to the digital representation of the image, the at least one predefined image analysis algorithm identifying meta-data corresponding to the image; and combining the meta-data corresponding to the image with the image data to define new image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventors: Mark D. Seaman, Gregory A. Brake, Robert D. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20030081126
    Abstract: A content information manager communicates content information to a digital image capture device. One embodiment comprises a means for storing the content information in a memory, a means for communicating the content information to a digital image capture device, and a means for receiving a request such that the content information is communicated to the digital image capture device when the request is received. Another embodiment comprises a means for communicating a request signal such that the content information manager provides the content information upon receiving the request signal, a means for receiving the content information from the content information manager, and a means for displaying the content information on a display residing on the digital image capture device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventors: Mark D. Seaman, Gregory A. Brake, Robert D. Thompson, K. Douglas Gennetten, Jerlyn R. Culp
  • Publication number: 20030081266
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and/or implementing an image capture procedure for an image capture device are provided. One of many possible embodiments is an image capture device for capturing images. Briefly described, one such image capture device comprises: a user interface device; logic comprising information corresponding to an image capture procedure, the image capture procedure enumerating a plurality of predefined situations for capturing an image, the plurality of predefined situations for capturing an image associated with a predefined event; logic for displaying the image capture procedure on the user interface device; and logic for capturing an image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventors: Mark David Seaman, Gregory A. Brake, Robert D. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20030084193
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preparing a record of an event based on images from multiple image capture devices are provided. One embodiment is an image capture device configured to capture images and generate electronic representations of the images. Briefly described, one such image capture device comprises: a network interface device configured for communication with a communication network; and logic associated with the network interface device, the logic configured to establish communication with an image collection server via the communication network, to capture at least one image of an event, and to provide an electronic representation of the at least one image of the event to the communication network for delivery to the image collection server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventors: Gregory A. Brake, Mark D. Seaman, Robert E. Chalstrom, Robert D. Thompson
  • Patent number: 6542260
    Abstract: A multiple image scanner that performs a single scan of a document containing different types of images (e.g., text and graphics) and sends multiple renditions of the same document from the scanner to a host computer (e.g., one high resolution gray scale image and one low resolution high bit depth color image; or one high resolution, low bit depth gray scale or monochrome image and one low resolution, high bit depth gray scale or monochrome image; or one high resolution, low bit depth color image and one low resolution, high bit depth color image), thus greatly reducing the total amount of data sent to and processed by the host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Robert G. Gann, Steven L. Webb, Greg A. Degi, Gregory A. Brake, Kevin J. Youngers, Dan S. Johnson