Patents by Inventor Jon N. Leonard

Jon N. Leonard 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: 10339283
    Abstract: A system and method for processing, storage, distribution, and interaction with electronic images created or captured by mobile devices having network communications capabilities, such as smartphones, allows a user whose image-displaying device includes enhanced viewer software to use an image displayed on the image-displaying device as a portal for communication with others who have interacted with the image, including authors and facilitators of the image. Watermarking and security measures are provided to enable source and content verification of a displayed image so that user morphing of imagery can be tracked to maintain stability of image-based interaction and so that malicious imagery tamper can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TAUTACHROME, INC.
    Inventors: Jon N. Leonard, Matthew W. Staker, Robert P. Gille, Joel C. Sercel, Jeffery S. Davis, Claude A. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10019774
    Abstract: A method, system, and processor-executable software for processing images or video captured by a smartphone or other digital image capture device for subsequent validation and authentication captures not only the image, but also metadata relevant to the authenticity of validity of the image, such as position, time, camera movement and orientation, image parameters, and so forth. The image is watermarked and both the watermarked image and the metadata, as well as a symmetric key used in the watermarking, are digitally signed and transmitted or uploaded to a web server or authentication centric entity for authentication and storage. When a third party submits an image to the web server or authentication centric entity, the submitted image is compared with the stored watermarked image for authentication and validation of the submitted image, and the metadata is then retrieved to enable analysis of the contents of authenticated and validated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TAUTACHROME, INC.
    Inventors: Jon N. Leonard, Matthew W. Staker, Robert P. Gille, Joel C. Sercel, Jeffery S. Davis
  • Patent number: 10019773
    Abstract: A method, system, and processor-executable software for processing images or video captured by a smartphone or other digital image capture device for subsequent validation and authentication captures not only the image, but also metadata relevant to the authenticity of validity of the image, such as position, time, camera movement and orientation, image parameters, and so forth. The image is watermarked and both the watermarked image and the metadata, as well as a symmetric key used in the watermarking, are digitally signed and transmitted or uploaded to a web server or authentication centric entity for authentication and storage. When a third party submits an image to the web server or authentication centric entity, the submitted image is compared with the stored watermarked image for authentication and validation of the submitted image, and the metadata is then retrieved to enable analysis of the contents of authenticated and validated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TAUTACHROME, INC.
    Inventors: Jon N. Leonard, Matthew W. Staker, Robert P. Gille, Joel C. Sercel, Jeffery S. Davis
  • Publication number: 20180157810
    Abstract: A system and method for processing, storage, distribution, and interaction with electronic images created or captured by mobile devices having network communications capabilities, such as smartphones, allows a user whose image-displaying device includes enhanced viewer software to use an image displayed on the image-displaying device as a portal for communication with others who have interacted with the image, including authors and facilitators of the image. Watermarking and security measures are provided to enable source and content verification of a displayed image so that user morphing of imagery can be tracked to maintain stability of image-based interaction and so that malicious imagery tamper can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Tautachrome, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon N. Leonard, Matthew W. Staker, Robert P. Gille, Joel C. Sercel, Jeffery S. Davis, Claude A. Bailey
  • Patent number: 9928352
    Abstract: A system and method for processing, storage, distribution, and interaction with electronic images created or captured by mobile devices having network communications capabilities, such as smartphones, allows a user whose image-displaying device includes enhanced viewer software to use an image displayed on the image-displaying device as a portal for communication with others who have interacted with the image, including authors and facilitators of the image. Watermarking and security measures are provided to enable source and content verification of a displayed image so that user morphing of imagery can be tracked to maintain stability of image-based interaction and so that malicious imagery tamper can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: TAUTACHROME, INC.
    Inventors: Jon N. Leonard, Matthew W. Staker, Robert P. Gille, Joel C. Sercel, Jeffery S. Davis, Claude A. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20170140490
    Abstract: A method, system, and processor-executable software for processing images or video captured by a smartphone or other digital image capture device for subsequent validation and authentication captures not only the image, but also metadata relevant to the authenticity of validity of the image, such as position, time, camera movement and orientation, image parameters, and so forth. The image is watermarked and both the watermarked image and the metadata, as well as a symmetric key used in the watermarking, are digitally signed and transmitted or uploaded to a web server or authentication centric entity for authentication and storage. When a third party submits an image to the web server or authentication centric entity, the submitted image is compared with the stored watermarked image for authentication and validation of the submitted image, and the metadata is then retrieved to enable analysis of the contents of authenticated and validated image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Tautachrome, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon N. Leonard, Matthew W. Staker, Robert P. Gille, Joel C. Sercel, Jeffery S. Davis
  • Publication number: 20170140492
    Abstract: A method, system, and processor-executable software for processing images or video captured by a smartphone or other digital image capture device for subsequent validation and authentication captures not only the image, but also metadata relevant to the authenticity of validity of the image, such as position, time, camera movement and orientation, image parameters, and so forth. The image is watermarked and both the watermarked image and the metadata, as well as a symmetric key used in the watermarking, are digitally signed and transmitted or uploaded to a web server or authentication centric entity for authentication and storage. When a third party submits an image to the web server or authentication centric entity, the submitted image is compared with the stored watermarked image for authentication and validation of the submitted image, and the metadata is then retrieved to enable analysis of the contents of authenticated and validated image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Tautachrome, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon N. Leonard, Matthew W. Staker, Robert P. Gille, Joel C. Sercel, Jeffery S. Davis
  • Patent number: 9582843
    Abstract: A method, system, and processor-executable software for processing images or video captured by a smartphone or other digital image capture device for subsequent validation and authentication captures not only the image, but also metadata relevant to the authenticity of validity of the image, such as position, time, camera movement and orientation, image parameters, and so forth. The image is watermarked and both the watermarked image and the metadata, as well as a symmetric key used in the watermarking, are digitally signed and transmitted or uploaded to a web server or authentication centric entity for authentication and storage. When a third party submits an image to the web server or authentication centric entity, the submitted image is compared with the stored watermarked image for authentication and validation of the submitted image, and the metadata is then retrieved to enable analysis of the contents of authenticated and validated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: TAUTACHROME, INC.
    Inventors: Jon N. Leonard, Matthew W. Staker, Robert P. Gille, Joel C. Sercel, Jeffery S. Davis
  • Publication number: 20160070892
    Abstract: A system and method for processing, storage, distribution, and interaction with electronic images created or captured by mobile devices having network communications capabilities, such as smartphones, allows a user whose image-displaying device includes enhanced viewer software to use an image displayed on the image-displaying device as a portal for communication with others who have interacted with the image, including authors and facilitators of the image. Watermarking and security measures are provided to enable source and content verification of a displayed image so that user morphing of imagery can be tracked to maintain stability of image-based interaction and so that malicious imagery tamper can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Jon N. Leonard, Matthew W. Staker, Robert P. Gille, Joel C. Sercel, Jeffery S. Davis, Claude A. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20140049653
    Abstract: A method, system, and processor-executable software for processing images or video captured by a smartphone or other digital image capture device for subsequent validation and authentication captures not only the image, but also metadata relevant to the authenticity of validity of the image, such as position, time, camera movement and orientation, image parameters, and so forth. The image is watermarked and both the watermarked image and the metadata, as well as a symmetric key used in the watermarking, are digitally signed and transmitted or uploaded to a web server or authentication centric entity for authentication and storage. When a third party submits an image to the web server or authentication centric entity, the submitted image is compared with the stored watermarked image for authentication and validation of the submitted image, and the metadata is then retrieved to enable analysis of the contents of authenticated and validated image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jon N. Leonard, Matthew W. Staker, Robert P. Gille, Joel C. Sercel, Jeffery S. Davis
  • Publication number: 20120171106
    Abstract: A system and method for growing nanotubes out of carbon and other materials using CVD uses a catalytic transmembrane to separate a feedstock chamber from a growth chamber and provide catalytic material with separate catalytic surfaces to absorb carbon atoms from the feedstock chamber and to grow carbon nanotubes in the growth chamber. The catalytic transmembrane provides for greater flexibility to independently control both the gas environment and pressure in the chambers to optimize absorption and carbon growth and to provide instrumentation in the growth chamber for in-situ control of defects or observation of the carbon nanotube growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Delmar L. Barker, W. Howard Poisl, Brian J. Zelinski, Jon N. Leonard
  • Patent number: 7599789
    Abstract: A beacon-augmented pose estimation system includes positionable beacons that can determine their own 3-D geospatial coordinates and transmit those coordinates back to the pose object. An imaging sensor images the field-of-view of the pose object to provide 2-D image coordinates for any of the beacons in the FOV. A pose object controller processes the sets of 3-D geospatial coordinates and 2-D image coordinates to refine a pose estimate of the pose object. The positionable beacons may include both static beacons that are pre-positioned and mobile beacons that are command-guided to position themselves in the pose object's likely or actual FOV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jon N. Leonard, Howard E. Neely, III, Ronald T. Azuma, Michael J. Daily
  • Publication number: 20070276590
    Abstract: A beacon-augmented pose estimation system includes positionable beacons that can determine their own 3-D geospatial coordinates and transmit those coordinates back to the pose object. An imaging sensor images the field-of-view of the pose object to provide 2-D image coordinates for any of the beacons in the FOV. A pose object controller processes the sets of 3-D geospatial coordinates and 2-D image coordinates to refine a pose estimate of the pose object. The positionable beacons may include both static beacons that are pre-positioned and mobile beacons that are command-guided to position themselves in the pose object's likely or actual FOV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Jon N. Leonard, Howard E. Neely, Ronald T. Azuma, Michael J. Daily
  • Patent number: 7162285
    Abstract: A detector for detecting telephone-activated devices, such as cellular telephones used for remotely triggering explosive devices, includes a transmitter for generating and transmitting a pseudo base station signal corresponding to a base station for a telephone-activated device, and a receiver for receiving and detecting a response signal transmitted by the telephone-activated device. At least part of the transmitter and at least of the receiver may be located within a shield of conductive material, such as a cone-shaped metal shield, that aids in localizing and directing the transmitting of the pseudo base station signal toward an object to be interrogated (with regard to whether or not it contains a telephone-activated device in an idle state). The detector has a response unit for providing a response when a telephone-activated device is detected, such as providing an alarm to an operator or interdicting operation of the telephone-activated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: William R. Owens, Jon N. Leonard, S. Eric Mattingly
  • Patent number: 7149893
    Abstract: An electronic mail system and method enables the originator of a message sent by electronic mail to select a date, time, or event at which the message and all incarnations of the message to self-destruct, regardless of the number and types of computers or software systems that may have interacted with the message. The system and message also permits the originator to include processing and handling limitations. The necessary control over the message is achieved by encrypting the message and enabling viewing only through a viewer applet arranged to facilitate destruction of the message upon the occurrence of the selected expiration time, date, or event, and to implemented the handling and processing limitations. A central server can be used to exercise additional control over the message by serving as a proxy destination, and by streaming the encrypted message to the viewer applet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Poofaway.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon N. Leonard, Charles H. Seaman, Michael Anderer, Peter B. Ritz, Michael Bernstein, Robert J. Schena
  • Patent number: 6969849
    Abstract: A particle mass spectrometer includes a supersonic flow expansion nozzle, and a source of a gas having particles entrained therein. The source is in gas-flow communication with an inlet of the expansion nozzle. The particle mass spectrometer further includes a vacuum chamber in gas-flow communication with an outlet of the expansion nozzle, wherein the vacuum chamber has a sufficient vacuum that a gas flow through the expansion nozzle is supersonic, and a microphone having an active element and an output signal responsive to a movement of the active element. The active element is disposed within the vacuum chamber and is positioned so that particles that flow from the outlet of the expansion nozzle impact upon the active element. The output signal of the active element of the microphone is a measure of the masses of the entrained particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: James G. Small, Jon N. Leonard
  • Patent number: 6721784
    Abstract: An electronic mail system and method enables the originator of a message sent by electronic mail to select a date, time, or event at which the message and all incarnations of the message to self-destruct, regardless of the number and types of computers or software systems that may have interacted with the message, and/or to include processing and handling limitations. The necessary control over the message is achieved by encrypting the message and enabling viewing only through a viewer applet arranged to facilitate destruction of the message upon the occurrence of the selected expiration time, date, or event, and/or to implement the handling and processing limitations. A central server can be used to exercise additional control over the message by serving as a proxy destination, and by transmitting the encrypted message to the viewer applet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Poofaway.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon N. Leonard, Michael Bernstein
  • Patent number: 5717599
    Abstract: A three-dimensional article making apparatus includes a build material dispenser positioned adjacent a platform for ejecting a plurality of droplets of build material; and dispenser positioners for relatively positioning the dispenser in five degrees of freedom with respect to the platform. Accordingly, the dispenser may be rotated and flipped to permit construction of a cantilevered portion of an article without requiring support material. The dispenser positioners include a Z-direction positioner for positioning the dispenser vertically relative to the platform, an X-Y positioner for positioning the dispenser in an X-Y planar direction relative to the platform, a flip angle positioner for rotatably positioning the dispenser relative to a generally horizontal axis, and a phi angle positioner for rotatably positioning the dispenser relative to a generally vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: BPM Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert E. Menhennett, Jon N. Leonard, John R. Larsen, Robert B. Brown, Manual M. Ferreira, William B. Barlage, III, Charles F. Kirschman
  • Patent number: 5318383
    Abstract: A method for controlling a closed-loop processing system (100) including the steps of receiving and analyzing an element to be processed to identify the contents thereof. The method further includes the steps of processing and converting the element into a residue which is stabilized, to prevent physical interaction therewith, and then deposited in a permanent landfill storage facility (124). Finally, a plurality of parameters of the residue and the environment surrounding the closed-loop processing system (100) are monitored to provide a plurality of control signals. The control signals are utilized to control each stage of the processing system to ensure a negligible environment effect. Thus, the invention provides a method for controlling a processing system in a closed-loop automated manner with negligible environmental impact. In a preferred embodiment, the closed-loop automated system (100) for processing waste of the present invention receives and analyzes waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventors: William A. Yates, Jon N. Leonard