Patents by Inventor John A. Agostinelli

John A. Agostinelli 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: 10325272
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, a method is described for reducing bias by data fusion of a household panel data and a loyalty card data. In embodiments, a method is provided for receiving a consumer panel dataset in a data fusion facility, receiving a consumer point-of-sale dataset in a data fusion facility, receiving a dimension dataset in a data fusion facility, fusing the datasets received in the data fusion facility into a new panel dataset based at least in part on an encryption key, estimating a consumer behavior using a first model based on the consumer panel dataset, estimating a consumer behavior using a second model based only on those consumers present in both the consumer panel dataset and the consumer point-of-sale dataset, and refining the first model based at least on the results of the second model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Jr., Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Patent number: 10244981
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for making an apparatus for skin testing includes a housing with an opening which defines a field of view of a skin testing region, an image sensing apparatus, an illumination apparatus, a binding apparatus, and an image processing controller. The image sensing apparatus is positioned with respect to the housing to capture images in the field of view provided by the opening. The illumination apparatus is positioned within the housing to direct light towards a portion of the field of view provided by the opening. The binding apparatus detachably secures the housing over the skin testing region and maintains a fixed distance between the image sensing apparatus and the skin testing region. The controller is configured to analyze test samples sites in each of the captured images from the image sensing apparatus and provide a skin test result for each of the test sample sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SENSIVIDA MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jose Mir, John Spoonhower, John A. Agostinelli, John Squilla
  • Patent number: 8937766
    Abstract: A method for forming a stereoscopic image having a left-eye image and a right-eye image repeats the steps of directing a line of the left-eye image as incident light toward a scanning element while directing a line of the right-eye image as incident light toward the scanning element, and moving the scanning element into position for directing incident light toward a portion of a display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Marcus, John A. Agostinelli, Marek W. Kowarz
  • Patent number: 8864313
    Abstract: A display apparatus (10) has at least one color channel providing a modulated light for each of a plurality of image frames (92). One or more laser sources that provide an illumination beam having a first polarization transmission axis. An imaging modulator (854, 85g, 85b) in the path of the illumination beam is actuable to direct the modulated light toward a projection lens. A laser blanking apparatus in the path of the modulated light is disposed to block transient light between image frames and has at least one analyzer (66) having a second polarization transmission axis that is orthogonal to the first polarization transmission axis and at least one light polarization modulator that is synchronously timed to rotate polarization of transient light during an interval between frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Marcus, Marek W. Kowarz, James G. Phalen, John A. Agostinelli
  • Patent number: 8749624
    Abstract: A method for displaying first and second stereoscopic images to first and second viewers provides the first viewer with a first decoding device having a first viewer differentiating element for receiving the first stereoscopic image and further having a first left- and right-eye differentiating elements for separating left- and right-eye images. The second viewer is provided with a second decoding device having a second viewer differentiating element for receiving the second stereoscopic image and further having a second left- and right-eye differentiating element. The first stereoscopic image is displayed to the first viewer by forming a first left-eye image and forming a first right-eye image, each over substantially half of the refresh period. The second stereoscopic image is displayed to the second viewer by forming a second left-eye image and forming a second right-eye image, each over substantially half of the refresh period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Marcus, John A. Agostinelli
  • Patent number: 8730399
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes one or more imaging channels, each imaging channel includes a polarized light source and a spatial light modulator that is actuable to modulate the polarized light and provide a modulated polarized light. A control logic processor is disposed to receive and analyze each frame of image data for the one or more imaging channels. A variable brightness attenuator in the path of the modulated polarized light and actuable under the control of the control logic processor to attenuate the modulated polarized light to one of a plurality of attenuation levels for the one or more imaging channels according to each frame of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Marcus, John A. Agostinelli, James G. Phalen, Marek W. Kowarz
  • Patent number: 8529990
    Abstract: A thin film environmental barrier encapsulation process includes providing an electronic device on a substrate, a first reactant gaseous material, a second reactant gaseous material, an inert gaseous material; and a delivery head through which the reactant gaseous materials and the inert gaseous material are simultaneously directed toward the electronic device and the substrate. One or more of the reactant gaseous materials and the inert gaseous material flows through the delivery head. The flow of the one or more of the reactant gaseous materials and the inert gaseous material generates a pressure to create a gas fluid bearing that maintains a substantially uniform distance between the delivery head and the substrate. Relative motion between the delivery head and the substrate causes the second reactant gaseous material to react with at least a portion of the electronic device and the substrate that has been treated with the first reactant gaseous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Michael L. Boroson, David H. Levy, John A. Agostinelli
  • Patent number: 8465155
    Abstract: A method for forming, onto a linear array light modulator, a line of illumination that extends in a linear direction, the method includes forming a first linear beam array and a second linear beam array, both linear beam arrays comprising a plurality of laser beams; forming a mixed illumination by aligning the first linear beam array and the second linear beam array in the linear direction and directing the first and second linear beam arrays along a propagation path; magnifying the mixed illumination from the propagation path in the linear direction and relaying the magnified mixed illumination toward the linear array light modulator; and focusing the mixed illumination in the cross-array direction that is orthogonal to the linear direction onto the linear array light modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David Kessler, Marek W. Kowarz, James G. Phalen, John A. Agostinelli, Michael A. Marcus
  • Patent number: 8361544
    Abstract: A thin film electronic device fabrication process includes providing an electronic device on a substrate, a first reactant gaseous material, a second reactant gaseous material, an inert gaseous material; and a delivery head through which the reactant gaseous materials and the inert gaseous material are simultaneously directed toward the electronic device and the substrate. One or more of the reactant gaseous materials and the inert gaseous material flows through the delivery head. The flow of the one or more of the reactant gaseous materials and the inert gaseous material generates a pressure to create a gas fluid bearing that maintains a substantially uniform distance between the delivery head and the substrate. Relative motion between the delivery head and the substrate causes the second reactant gaseous material to react with at least a portion of the electronic device and the substrate that has been treated with the first reactant gaseous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, John R. Fyson, John A. Agostinelli, Ronald S. Cok
  • Publication number: 20130016287
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes one or more imaging channels, each imaging channel includes a polarized light source and a spatial light modulator that is actuable to modulate the polarized light and provide a modulated polarized light. A control logic processor is disposed to receive and analyze each frame of image data for the one or more imaging channels. A variable brightness attenuator in the path of the modulated polarized light and actuable under the control of the control logic processor to attenuate the modulated polarized light to one of a plurality of attenuation levels for the one or more imaging channels according to each frame of image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Michael A. Marcus, John A. Agostinelli, James G. Phalen, Marek W. Kowarz
  • Patent number: 8330870
    Abstract: A method for improving image contrast for a display apparatus obtains a frame of image data having one or more code values for each pixel in the frame of image data, analyzes the frame of image data to identify a distribution of dark regions therein. The method further adjusts at least one of the one or more code values for the frame of image data according to the distribution of dark regions in the frame of image data and attenuates a brightness level available for the image frame according to the distribution of dark regions in the frame of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Marcus, John A. Agostinelli, James G. Phalen, Marek W. Kowarz
  • Publication number: 20120253224
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for making an apparatus for skin testing includes a housing with an opening which defines a field of view of a skin testing region, an image sensing apparatus, an illumination apparatus, a binding apparatus, and an image processing controller. The image sensing apparatus is positioned with respect to the housing to capture images in the field of view provided by the opening. The illumination apparatus is positioned within the housing to direct light towards a portion of the field of view provided by the opening. The binding apparatus detachably secures the housing over the skin testing region and maintains a fixed distance between the image sensing apparatus and the skin testing region. The controller is configured to analyze test samples sites in each of the captured images from the image sensing apparatus and provide a skin test result for each of the test sample sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: SENSIVIDA MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jose Mir, John Spoonhower, John A. Agostinelli, John Squilla
  • Publication number: 20120243100
    Abstract: A method for forming, onto a linear array light modulator, a line of illumination that extends in a linear direction, the method includes forming a first linear beam array and a second linear beam array, both linear beam arrays comprising a plurality of laser beams; forming a mixed illumination by aligning the first linear beam array and the second linear beam array in the linear direction and directing the first and second linear beam arrays along a propagation path; magnifying the mixed illumination from the propagation path in the linear direction and relaying the magnified mixed illumination toward the linear array light modulator; and focusing the mixed illumination in the cross-array direction that is orthogonal to the linear direction onto the linear array light modulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: David Kessler, Marek W. Kowarz, James G. Phalen, John A. Agostinelli, Michael A. Marcus
  • Publication number: 20120224036
    Abstract: A method for displaying first and second stereoscopic images to first and second viewers provides the first viewer with a first decoding device having a first viewer differentiating element for receiving the first stereoscopic image and further having a first left- and right-eye differentiating elements for separating left- and right-eye images. The second viewer is provided with a second decoding device having a second viewer differentiating element for receiving the second stereoscopic image and further having a second left- and right-eye differentiating element. The first stereoscopic image is displayed to the first viewer by forming a first left-eye image and forming a first right-eye image, each over substantially half of the refresh period. The second stereoscopic image is displayed to the second viewer by forming a second left-eye image and forming a second right-eye image, each over substantially half of the refresh period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Michael A. Marcus, John A. Agostinelli
  • Patent number: 8233035
    Abstract: A method for displaying first and second stereoscopic images to first and second viewers provides the first viewer with a first decoding device having a first viewer differentiating element for receiving the first stereoscopic image and further having a first left- and right-eye differentiating elements for separating left- and right-eye images. The second viewer is provided with a second decoding device having a second viewer differentiating element for receiving the second stereoscopic image and further having a second left- and right-eye differentiating element. The first stereoscopic image is displayed to the first viewer by forming a first left-eye image and forming a first right-eye image, each over substantially half of the refresh period. The second stereoscopic image is displayed to the second viewer by forming a second left-eye image and forming a second right-eye image, each over substantially half of the refresh period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Marcus, John A. Agostinelli
  • Patent number: 8215776
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus forms, onto a linear array light modulator, a line of illumination that extends in a linear direction. The illumination apparatus has a first laser array with laser emitters for forming a first linear beam array and a second laser array with laser emitters for forming a second linear beam array. An array combiner aligns at least the first and second linear beam arrays in the linear direction and directs the first and second linear beam arrays along a propagation path to form a mixed illumination. At least first and second cylindrical lens elements having power in the linear direction relay the mixed illumination from the propagation path toward the linear array light modulator. At least third and fourth cylindrical lens elements having power in the cross-array direction that is orthogonal to the linear direction focus the mixed illumination onto the linear array light modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David Kessler, Marek W. Kowarz, James G. Phalen, John A. Agostinelli, Michael A. Marcus
  • Publication number: 20120076929
    Abstract: A thin film electronic device fabrication process includes providing an electronic device on a substrate, a first reactant gaseous material, a second reactant gaseous material, an inert gaseous material; and a delivery head through which the reactant gaseous materials and the inert gaseous material are simultaneously directed toward the electronic device and the substrate. One or more of the reactant gaseous materials and the inert gaseous material flows through the delivery head. The flow of the one or more of the reactant gaseous materials and the inert gaseous material generates a pressure to create a gas fluid bearing that maintains a substantially uniform distance between the delivery head and the substrate. Relative motion between the delivery head and the substrate causes the second reactant gaseous material to react with at least a portion of the electronic device and the substrate that has been treated with the first reactant gaseous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, John R. Fyson, John A. Agostinelli, Ronald S. Cok
  • Publication number: 20120070942
    Abstract: A thin film environmental barrier encapsulation process includes providing an electronic device on a substrate, a first reactant gaseous material, a second reactant gaseous material, an inert gaseous material; and a delivery head through which the reactant gaseous materials and the inert gaseous material are simultaneously directed toward the electronic device and the substrate. One or more of the reactant gaseous materials and the inert gaseous material flows through the delivery head. The flow of the one or more of the reactant gaseous materials and the inert gaseous material generates a pressure to create a gas fluid bearing that maintains a substantially uniform distance between the delivery head and the substrate. Relative motion between the delivery head and the substrate causes the second reactant gaseous material to react with at least a portion of the electronic device and the substrate that has been treated with the first reactant gaseous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Michael L. Boroson, David H. Levy, John A. Agostinelli
  • Patent number: 8134591
    Abstract: A method for forming a stereoscopic image forms separate left-eye and right-eye images in a repeated cycle that forms the left-eye image by providing data for lines of the left-eye image, ordered in sequence from a first to a second edge of an image frame, then forms successive lines of modulated light according to the ordered sequence by progressively scanning lines of modulated light across a display surface by rotating a scanning element forward from a first to a second position. The right-eye image is formed by providing data for lines of the right-eye image, ordered in sequence from the second to the first edge of the image frame and forming successive lines of modulated light, progressively scanning the lines of modulated light across the display surface by rotating the scanning element in reverse from the second to the first position. The left-eye image is distinguished from the right-eye image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Marcus, John A. Agostinelli, Marek W. Kowarz
  • Publication number: 20110319742
    Abstract: A method for monitoring at least one biomedical characteristic is disclosed. A first microneedle coated with one or more regions of a chemical sensing material is illuminated. One or more digital images are captured of the first microneedle, wherein at least one of the one or more digital images is captured after the first coated microneedle has been actuated to penetrate a subject's skin. Pixel information is spatially extracted from the captured one or more images to define one or more pixel sample areas corresponding to the one or more regions of a chemical sensing material. One or more spectral characteristics are determined for each of the one or more pixel sample areas. The at least one biomedical characteristic is determined for each of the one or more pixel sample areas based on the determined one or more spectral characteristics for each of the one or more pixel sample areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: SensiVida Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Mir, John Spoonhower, John A. Agostinelli, Larry Demejo, Kamal K. Sarbadhikari