Patents by Inventor Helen Shaughnessy

Helen Shaughnessy 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: 8035624
    Abstract: A self-contained interactive video display system. A projector projects a visual image onto a screen for displaying the visual image, wherein the projector projects the visual image onto a back side of the screen for presentation to a user on a front side of the screen. An illuminator illuminates an object near the front side of the screen. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the screen is at least partially transparent to light detectable to the camera, allowing the camera to detect the illuminated object through the screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 67 LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Patent number: 8035612
    Abstract: A self-contained interactive video display system. A projector projects a visual image onto a screen for displaying the visual image, wherein the projector projects the visual image onto a back side of the screen for presentation to a user on a front side of the screen. An illuminator illuminates an object near the front side of the screen. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the screen is at least partially transparent to light detectable to the camera, allowing the camera to detect the illuminated object through the screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 67 LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Patent number: 8035614
    Abstract: An interactive video window display system. A projector projects a visual image. A screen displays the visual image, wherein the projector projects the visual image onto a back side of the screen for presentation to a user on a front side of the screen, and wherein the screen is adjacent to a window. An illuminator illuminates an object on a front side of the window. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the screen is at least partially transparent to light detectable by the camera, allowing the camera to detect the illuminated object through the screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction. The projector, the camera, the illuminator, and the computer system are located on the same side of the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 67 LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Patent number: 7710391
    Abstract: An interactive video window display system. A projector projects a visual image. A screen displays the visual image, wherein the projector projects the visual image onto a back side of the screen for presentation to a user on a front side of the screen, and wherein the screen is adjacent to a window. An illuminator illuminates an object on a front side of the window. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the screen is at least partially transparent to light detectable by the camera, allowing the camera to detect the illuminated object through the screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction. The projector, the camera, the illuminator, and the computer system are located on the same side of the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Publication number: 20080150913
    Abstract: A self-contained interactive video display system. A projector projects a visual image onto a screen for displaying the visual image, wherein the projector projects the visual image onto a back side of the screen for presentation to a user on a front side of the screen. An illuminator illuminates an object near the front side of the screen. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the screen is at least partially transparent to light detectable to the camera, allowing the camera to detect the illuminated object through the screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Publication number: 20080150890
    Abstract: An interactive video window display system. A projector projects a visual image. A screen displays the visual image, wherein the projector projects the visual image onto a back side of the screen for presentation to a user on a front side of the screen, and wherein the screen is adjacent to a window. An illuminator illuminates an object on a front side of the window. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the screen is at least partially transparent to light detectable by the camera, allowing the camera to detect the illuminated object through the screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction. The projector, the camera, the illuminator, and the computer system are located on the same side of the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Publication number: 20050162381
    Abstract: A self-contained interactive video display system. A projector projects a visual image onto a screen for displaying the visual image, wherein the projector projects the visual image onto a back side of the screen for presentation to a user on a front side of the screen. An illuminator illuminates an object near the front side of the screen. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the screen is at least partially transparent to light detectable to the camera, allowing the camera to detect the illuminated object through the screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Publication number: 20050122308
    Abstract: A self-contained interactive video display system. A flat-panel display screen displays a visual image for presentation to a user on a front side of the flat-panel display screen. A first illuminator illuminates the flat-panel display screen with visible light. A second illuminator illuminates an object. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the camera is operable to view the object through the flat-panel display screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Publication number: 20050110964
    Abstract: An interactive video window display system. A projector projects a visual image. A screen displays the visual image, wherein the projector projects the visual image onto a back side of the screen for presentation to a user on a front side of the screen, and wherein the screen is adjacent to a window. An illuminator illuminates an object on a front side of the window. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the screen is at least partially transparent to light detectable by the camera, allowing the camera to detect the illuminated object through the screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction. The projector, the camera, the illuminator, and the computer system are located on the same side of the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Patent number: 6178012
    Abstract: This invention relates to a scanning device for scanning a document such as a photograph using an image sensor device that uses optics that may have a narrow depth of focus, the scanning avoiding contact of the document by the image sensor device during scanning. That is, the focal volume of the sensor device is at a distance from the image sensor device. The scanning device includes a positioning mechanism that maintains the front surface of the document in the focal volume during scanning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Silitek Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Larkin, Ana Chang, David Rinaldis, Helen Shaughnessy