Patents by Inventor Jacqueline Anne Lapstun

Jacqueline Anne Lapstun 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).

  • Publication number: 20120328216
    Abstract: A method for providing interactivity for printed content is disclosed. An image of a writing surface containing the printed content is captured by an optical imaging pen device. The image includes a pattern printed on the writing surface. A plurality of available options associated with the printed content coincident with the pattern in the image is then determined and a selection from a user of one of the plurality of available options is received. An application is executed, with the execution using the selected option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun
  • Patent number: 8295653
    Abstract: A sensing device is provided for sensing data encoded on a surface. The device has a region identity sensor and a transmitter. The region identity sensor senses region identity data of the coded data when the sensing device is positioned or moved relative to a region of the surface. The region identity data is indicative of an identity of the region. The transmitter transmits the sensed region identity data to a computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 8290522
    Abstract: A method of sending a message using a business card with data encoded on a surface, and a mobile phone. The data includes an identifier which uniquely identifies the surface and the mobile telephone senses the coded data to determine the identifier. Using the identifier, the phone retrieves a representation of the business card, which has a plurality of fields, one of which being a messaging field. The business card is displayed on the phone such that the messaging field can be user selected, a message generated and transmitted to a communications address retrieved from a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun, Simon Robert Walmsley
  • Patent number: 8256676
    Abstract: A method for providing interactive digital content for printed content. The method includes the steps of: receiving an image of a coded data pattern of a writing surface; determining a plurality of available applications for a particular printed content associated with the received pattern; receiving a selection from a user of a particular available application from the plurality of available applications; and executing the particular available application, the executing comprising invoking a function related to the printed content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun
  • Publication number: 20120147433
    Abstract: A method for providing information is disclosed. Page descriptors are stored in a server. A printed page is printed by a printer with visible and invisible data. The invisible data is indicative of one or more of the page descriptors. A sensing device senses the invisible data when placed in an operative position relative to the printed page, and transmits information extracted from sensed invisible data to the server. The page descriptor of the printed page is identified by the server, and information associated with the page descriptor and positioning of the sensing device relative to the printed page is provided by the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20120105383
    Abstract: A method of digitizing a freehand graphic created by an electronic pen having a marking nib. The method includes the steps of: interacting with a surface using the electronic pen; generating digital ink representing interaction of the pen with the surface, the digital ink identifying positions of the pen on the surface; determining if the position is in a first area or a second area of the surface; if the identified position is in the first area of the surface, then interpreting the position as a point in a freehand graphic; and if the identified position is in the second area of the surface, then interpreting the position as a selection of a property for the freehand graphic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun
  • Patent number: 8139254
    Abstract: A system is provided for generating a form for delivery of a printed communication. The system associates coordinate information of a form with an interactive element of the form, assigns an identity to the interactive element, associates delivery information on delivery of a printed communication with the interactive element, and generates print data to include the coordinate information and the identity as coded data and the interactive element and delivery information as visual data. A printer is responsive to the print data to print the form by printing the coded and visual data such that a sensing device senses the printed coded data through interaction with the printed interactive element to generate indicating data indicative of the delivery information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun
  • Patent number: 8135637
    Abstract: A method of allowing a user to participate in an auction. The method includes, in a computer system, determining, information relating to the auction, and generating coded data indicative of at least one parameter relating to the auction. The computer system then determines a layout defining an arrangement for at least one of the coded data and the information before causing printing of a form by causing printing of the coded data and the information using the layout. The coded data is adapted to be sensed by a sensing device which can generating indicating data indicative of the at least one parameter. The computer is responsive to the indicating data to determine the at least one parameter, thereby allowing the user to participate in the auction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: SIlverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 8121782
    Abstract: A system for providing information is disclosed. The system has a server which stores page descriptors. A printer is also includes which prints a printed page with visible and invisible data. The invisible data is indicative of one or more of the page descriptors. A sensing device senses the invisible data when placed in an operative position relative to the printed page, and transmits information extracted from sensed invisible data to the server. The server is configured to interpret the positioning of the sensing device based upon the page descriptors indicated by sensed invisible data and to provide information associated with the page descriptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 8121919
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed which relate to online banking via interface surfaces printed with information and coded data. The coded data, encoded visibly or invisibly, may be queried by an appropriate sensing device. The sensing device communicates with a computer system. Together, the interface surfaces, sensing device and computer system are capable of effecting banking transactions over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Jacqueline Anne Lapstun, Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 8113950
    Abstract: A method of: enabling an entrant to enter a competition; and limiting subsequent communication between a competition administrator and the entrant; via a sensing device interacting with machine-readable coded data on a printed competition entry form, the method comprising the steps, performed in a computer system, of: receiving interaction data representing the interaction of the sensing device with the coded data, the interaction data enabling the competition entry to be electronically captured in the computer system; transmitting the competition entry to the competition administrator; and enabling transmission of up to a predetermined number of electronic messages from the competition administrator to the entrant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun, Paul Quentin Scott
  • Patent number: 8112072
    Abstract: A system for controlling a communications device is disclosed. A printer prints on a surface visual information relating to at least one operation of the communications device and coded data portions. Each coded data portion encodes a region identifier which uniquely identifies a region on the surface, and a portion identifier which uniquely identifies the coded data portion. A sensing device placed in an operative position relative to the coded data portions, generate indicating data regarding the region identifier and the portion identifier. A computer system receives the indicating data and determines an operation associated with the region identifier and the portion identifier. Finally, the computer system sends one or more commands to the communications device, thereby effecting the at least one operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Simon Robert Walmsley, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 8112339
    Abstract: An optically imaging pen for interacting with a printed substrate. The pen includes: a nib for interacting with the printed substrate; an image sensor for imaging an area of the printed substrate to provide image data; a processor configured for: (i) identifying target elements in the image data and inferring a perspective transform due to a tilt of the pen; (ii) acquiring and decoding coded data contained in the image data; (iii) calculating a nib position using a tag location, the perspective transform and a known geometry of pen optics; and (iv) generating digital ink based on the nib position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Jacqueline Anne Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun
  • Patent number: 8100329
    Abstract: A method of interacting with a printed substrate. The comprises the steps of: interacting with the substrate using an optically imaging pen having a nib; optically imaging target elements and coded data; calculating a position of the nib; and generating digital ink in the pen, the digital ink being indicative of the identity of the substrate and the position of the nib relative to the substrate; and sending the digital ink to a computer system such that the computer system can identify the interaction with the substrate. The position of the nib is calculated using the coded data, a perspective transform and a known spatial relationship between an optical axis of the pen and the nib. The perspective transform is determined using the imaged target elements which are perspective-distorted due to a tilt of the pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun, Simon Robert Walmsley, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun
  • Publication number: 20120007838
    Abstract: A sensing device is provided for sensing data encoded on a surface. The device has a region identity sensor and a transmitter. The region identity sensor senses region identity data of the coded data when the sensing device is positioned or moved relative to a region of the surface. The region identity data is indicative of an identity of the region. The transmitter transmits the sensed region identity data to a computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20120011214
    Abstract: A method of delivering a greeting card to a recipient address. The method includes the steps of: writing a handwritten message on a substrate using a pen or stylus; generating digital ink representing the handwritten message; indexing, in a computer system, the digital ink with an identifier for an electronic greeting card; and delivering the electronic greeting card, including the handwritten message represented by the digital ink, to a recipient address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun
  • Patent number: 8095110
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of controlling a function of a device. The device is operative to perform the function in response to a command from a printer. The method starts by printing a control interface containing information relating to the function and coded data. The coded data is indicative of an identity of the control interface and of at least one reference point of the control interface. Next, indicating data is received by the printer from a sensing device. The indicating data contains the identity of the control interface and at least one position of the sensing device relative to the control interface. The sensing device forms the indicating data when placed in an operative position relative to the control interface using the coded data. Finally, the printer issues the command relating to the function to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Simon Robert Walmsley, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 8091771
    Abstract: Provided is a method for managing competition entry by means of products having printed labels, the labels having human-readable information relating to a competition and machine-readable coded information relating to an identity of the label and being uniquely indicative of the product item. The label includes regions selected from the group consisting of information fields, buttons, and entry fields. The method includes the steps of receiving from a sensing device the machine-readable coded data, generating interaction data based on the received coded data, correlating the interaction data with a competition, and recording an entry in the competition based on the correlated interaction data. The method also includes the step of transmitting information relating to the competition entry for display on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun, Paul Quentin Scott
  • Patent number: 8091787
    Abstract: A processing system for digitizing a freehand graphic created by an optically imaging pen. The processing system is configured for: receiving digital ink representing interaction of the pen with a surface having a position-coding pattern printed thereon, the digital ink identifying one or more positions detected by the pen; determining if the detected position is in a first area or a second area of the surface; if the detected position is in the first area of the surface, then interpreting the position as a point in a freehand graphic; and if the detected position is in the second area of the surface, then interpreting the position as a selection of a property for the freehand graphic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun
  • Patent number: 8081994
    Abstract: A method of sending a message using a print medium is disclosed. Coded data on a surface of the business card is sensed by a sensor module in a media feed path of a communications device. The coded data encodes an identifier which uniquely identifies the surface. The identifier is determined from sensed coded data, and a representation of the business card is retrieved using the identifier. The representation of the business card is displayed on display of the communications device, with the representation including fields, with one of the fields being a messaging field. Upon receiving a selection of the messaging field, a communications address is retrieved from a database where the communications address is indexed by the identifier. A message editor is opened in the communications device, with a current message being addressed to the communications address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook, Jacqueline Anne Lapstun, Simon Robert Walmsley