Patents by Inventor James H. Jannard

James H. Jannard 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: 20200128233
    Abstract: A mobile device is provided comprising a housing, at least two cameras supported by the housing and arranged to capture image data and a multi-view display. The multi-view display may be a lightfield display and may comprise a diffractive lightfield backlighting system. The multi-view display may be configured to display multi-view video derived from image data captured by the at least two cameras and optionally operate in at least one of a multi-view mode or a multi-dimensional display mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Peter Jarred Land, Wassym Bensaid, Ziad Mansour
  • Patent number: 10582168
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to highly compress video data in a visually lossless manner. The camera can be configured to transform blue, red, and/or green image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The camera can be configured to transform at least a portion of the green image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The data can then be compressed and stored in this form. This allows a user to reconstruct the red, blue, and/or green image data to obtain the original raw data or a modified version of the original raw data that is visually lossless when demosaiced. Additionally, the data can be processed in a manner in which at least some of the green image elements are demosaiced first and then the red, blue, and/or some green elements are reconstructed based on values of the demosaiced green image elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress, Richard Greene, Uday Mathur
  • Patent number: 10582032
    Abstract: Disclosed is a housing for a portable handheld electronic device such as a cellphone. The device has a housing, having a left side and right side. The housing can be layered, such as in a sandwich configuration. The layers can be secured together via one or more fasteners that extend through at least front and rear plates of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HOUDINIX LLC
    Inventors: Stephen G. Pizzo, Peter Jarred Land, James H. Jannard, Hector Ortega
  • Patent number: 10547828
    Abstract: Dense field imagers are disclosed which are configured to provide fused and/or stitched light field data for a scene. A dense field imager can include a plurality of imaging elements configured to be joined into image blocks or facets that each provides light field data about a scene. The dense field imager can include a plurality of facets in a fixed or modular fashion such that the dense field imager is configured to fuse and/or stitch light field data from the plurality of facets. The facets can be mounted such that one or more facets are non-coplanar with other facets. The facets can be configured to provide light field data with overlapping fields of view. Accordingly, the dense field imager can provide dense field data over a field of view covered by the plurality of facets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventor: James H. Jannard
  • Publication number: 20200005434
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to highly compress video data in a visually lossless manner. The camera can be configured to transform blue and red image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The data can then be compressed and stored in this form. This allows a user to reconstruct the red and blue data to obtain the original raw data for a modified version of the original raw data that is visually lossless when demosaiced. Additionally, the data can be processed in a manner in which the green image elements are demosaiced first and then the red and blue elements are reconstructed based on values of the demosaiced green image elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Nattress
  • Patent number: 10499024
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for a modular video projector system having a light engine module and an optical engine module. The light engine module can provide narrow-band laser light to the optical engine module which modulates the laser light according to video signals received from a video processing engine. Some embodiments provide for an optical engine module having a sub-pixel generator configured to display video or images at a resolution of at least four times greater than a resolution of modulating elements within the optical engine module. Systems and methods for reducing speckle are presented in conjunction with the modular video projector system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Stuart J. English, Gregory Alan Prior, Edmund Sandberg, Ryan Newham
  • Publication number: 20190364263
    Abstract: Dense field imagers are disclosed which are configured to provide combined, aggregated, fused, and/or stitched light field data for a scene. A dense field imager can include a plurality of imaging elements configured to be joined into image blocks or facets that each provides light field data about a scene. The dense field imager can include a plurality of facets in a fixed or modular fashion such that the dense field imager is configured to combine, aggregate, fuse and/or stitch light field data from the plurality of facets. The facets can be mounted such that one or more facets are non-coplanar with other facets. The facets can be configured to provide a representation of the light field with overlapping fields of view. Accordingly, the dense field imager can provide dense field data over a field of view covered by the plurality of facets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Bimal Mathur, Howard John Postley
  • Patent number: 10447901
    Abstract: Modular digital camera systems are disclosed. The modular digital camera system can include a brain module configured to be releasably coupled to one or more of a port extender module, power module, display module, and handle module. The brain module and other accessory modules can be structured according to some embodiments to increase an ease of coupling and decoupling the modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Peter Jarred Land
  • Patent number: 10403325
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to allow tagging of recorded video and/or capture of video segments or sequences of images in response to user actuation of a camera control identifying an event of interest. For example, a user may press a button on the camera when an event of interest occurs, and in response the camera may tag a captured video file at a timestamp corresponding to the event. In another example, the user may initiate capture of video segments or sequences of images at an occurrence of an event of interest by pressing a button. The camera may include an image data buffer that may enable capture of video segments and/or sequences of images occurring before the user initiates capture of the event. User interfaces may enable the user to quickly review the captured video or sequences of images of the events of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Jarred Land, James H. Jannard
  • Publication number: 20190260862
    Abstract: Modular digital camera systems, such as modular digital still and motion cameras are disclosed. Individual modules may be removed from the system and replaced, such as to benefit from upgraded technology, while preserving the remaining modules in the system. According to certain aspects, the modular camera system includes cellphone functionality and multiple cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventor: James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 10288886
    Abstract: An adjustable visual optical element is provided, which may be supported, for example, by an eyeglass. The optical element is preferably adjustable in each of the X, Y, and Z axes to allow the wearer to optimize projection of the optical element. A view axis of the display is preferably also angularly adjustable with respect to a wearer's straight ahead normal line of sight. Source electronics may be carried onboard the eyeglasses, or may be connectable to the eyeglasses via either a hardwire, optical guide, or radiofrequency link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: OAKLEY, INC.
    Inventor: James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 10277885
    Abstract: Dense field imagers are disclosed which are configured to provide combined, aggregated, fused, and/or stitched light field data for a scene. A dense field imager can include a plurality of imaging elements configured to be joined into image blocks or facets that each provides light field data about a scene. The dense field imager can include a plurality of facets in a fixed or modular fashion such that the dense field imager is configured to combine, aggregate, fuse and/or stitch light field data from the plurality of facets. The facets can be mounted such that one or more facets are non-coplanar with other facets. The facets can be configured to provide a representation of the light field with overlapping fields of view. Accordingly, the dense field imager can provide dense field data over a field of view covered by the plurality of facets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: RED.com, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Bimal Mathur, Howard John Postley
  • Publication number: 20190124302
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to highly compress video data in a visually lossless manner. The camera can be configured to transform blue, red, and/or green image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The camera can be configured to transform at least a portion of the green image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The data can then be compressed and stored in this form. This allows a user to reconstruct the red, blue, and/or green image data to obtain the original raw data or a modified version of the original raw data that is visually lossless when demosaiced. Additionally, the data can be processed in a manner in which at least some of the green image elements are demosaiced first and then the red, blue, and/or some green elements are reconstructed based on values of the demosaiced green image elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Thomas Graeme Nattress, Richard Greene, Uday Mathur
  • Patent number: 10271031
    Abstract: A broadcast module for a modular video camera is disclosed. The broadcast module is configured to generate a plurality of data streams formatted for broadcast purposes. Each data stream can represent a reduced-resolution representation of the video data captured with the video camera or each data stream can represent a fraction of a full-resolution portion of the video data captured with video camera. The broadcast module can apply color processing to a raw digital video stream to enable real-time previews on one or more monitors of captured video data. The broadcast module can also apply color processing to a raw digital video stream to enable storage of processed video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Peter Jarred Land, Mark W. Rossman, Matthew S. Biederman, Uday Mathur
  • Patent number: 10222617
    Abstract: A data input management system is disclosed, for allowing a user to select one or more data sources, to be placed either simultaneously or one at a time into electrical communication with a single user interface. The user interface may comprise a wearable support, such as an eyeglass frame, adapted to carry one or more of speakers, microphone and video display, depending upon the desired functionality. Source electronics may be carried by the support or carried remotely, and in wireless communication with the support using Bluetooth protocols or other data transmission technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: OAKLEY, INC.
    Inventor: James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 10203585
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a method for assisting the adjusting of a focus of an image includes providing a graphical representation of a detected image. The method can also include receiving an indication of a user selection of a region of the image and providing a magnified graphical representation of the selected image region. The method may further include providing a graphical indication of a degree of focus for at least a portion of the selected image region. The graphical indication in some instances is visually correlated with the magnified graphical representation of the selected image region. The size, shape, and/or color of the graphical indication in some instances can be correlated with the degree of focus for at least a portion of the selected image region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Peter Jarred Land, Deanan DaSilva, Thomas Graeme Nattress
  • Patent number: 10187588
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a camera includes an image sensor within a camera housing that converts light entering the camera housing through an optical filter into digital image data. The optical filter can have a variable opacity. A processor in communication with the image sensor identifies operation settings for the optical filter and adjusts an opacity level of the optical filter over an exposure period in accordance with the operation settings for the optical filter. In addition, the processor modifies values of the digital image data based at least on the operation settings for the optical filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Wayne Davis, Robert Rose, Thomas Graeme Nattress, Peter Jarred Land, James H. Jannard
  • Publication number: 20190019534
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to allow tagging of recorded video and/or capture of video segments or sequences of images in response to user actuation of a camera control identifying an event of interest. For example, a user may press a button on the camera when an event of interest occurs, and in response the camera may tag a captured video file at a timestamp corresponding to the event. In another example, the user may initiate capture of video segments or sequences of images at an occurrence of an event of interest by pressing a button. The camera may include an image data buffer that may enable capture of video segments and/or sequences of images occurring before the user initiates capture of the event. User interfaces may enable the user to quickly review the captured video or sequences of images of the events of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Jarred Land, James H. Jannard
  • Publication number: 20190011808
    Abstract: Disclosed is a housing for a portable handheld electronic device such as a cellphone. The device has a housing, having a left side and right side. At least one of the left side and right side is provided with integral surface features or surface structures to enhance gripping the cellphone, preferably along the entire length of the phone or within about the top half or one third of the phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen G. Pizzo, Peter Jarred Land, James H. Jannard, Hector Ortega
  • Patent number: D873785
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Peter Jarred Land, Matthew Tremblay