Patents by Inventor Jose M. Mir

Jose M. Mir 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: 10838209
    Abstract: A head-mounted imaging apparatus has a projector that is energizable to project image-bearing light and a light-conditioning element that directs and shapes the image-bearing light from the projector to form a real image plane. A lenslet array is positioned adjacent to the real image plane and optically disposed at substantially one focal length away from a curved mirror, wherein the surface of the curved mirror is substantially spherical. There is a beamsplitter in the path of light from the real image at the lenslet array and disposed to direct at least a portion of the light from the real image toward the curved mirror. The curved mirror directs light from the beamsplitter to form a virtual image for an observer who wears the head-mounted imaging apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Vuzix Corporation
    Inventors: Jose M. Mir, Robert J. Schultz
  • Publication number: 20180003977
    Abstract: A head-mounted imaging apparatus has a projector that is energizable to project image-bearing light and a light-conditioning element that directs and shapes the image-bearing light from the projector to form a real image plane. A lenslet array is positioned adjacent to the real image plane and optically disposed at substantially one focal length away from a curved mirror, wherein the surface of the curved mirror is substantially spherical. There is a beamsplitter in the path of light from the real image at the lenslet array and disposed to direct at least a portion of the light from the real image toward the curved mirror. The curved mirror directs light from the beamsplitter to form a virtual image for an observer who wears the head-mounted imaging apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jose M. Mir, Robert J. Schultz
  • Patent number: 7336801
    Abstract: Image-based products are obtained from a digital motion picture source by utilizing a content playing and display system for (a) displaying a sequence of motion picture image frames from a digital motion picture image source containing motion picture contents, and (b) selecting one or more of the image frames for an image-based product and obtaining a unique frame identification for said one or more selected frames; a content management system that (a) utilizes the unique frame identification and determines whether at least one permissible image-based product can be made from said one or more selected frames, and (b), if a permissible image-based product may be made as determined, obtains file data corresponding to said one or more selected frames from a digital source file containing source information corresponding to the motion picture contents; an order management system for preparing order information for the permissible image-based product from the file data; and an order fulfillment system for generati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Rajiv Mehrotra, Jose M. Mir
  • Patent number: 7327505
    Abstract: A method for collecting and associating affective information for at least one image in an imaging system includes displaying a digital image for viewing by a particular user; automatically collecting affective information for the digital image as the particular user views the image; and associating the affective information with the particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Serguei Endrikhovski, Tomasz A. Matraszek, Kenneth A. Parulski, Jose M. Mir
  • Patent number: 7271809
    Abstract: A method for determining affective information for at least one image in an imaging system includes sequentially displaying a plurality of digital images for viewing by a user; monitoring the viewing time for each of the plurality of digital images; and using the viewing time to determine affective information for at least one of the digital images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Serguei Endrikhovski, Tomasz A. Matraszek, Kenneth A. Parulski, Jose M. Mir
  • Patent number: 7003139
    Abstract: A method for determining affective information for at least one image in an imaging system includes displaying a digital image for viewing by a user; monitoring the facial expression of the user as the user views the digital image; and using the facial expression of the user to determine affective information for the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Serguei Endrikhovski, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Tomasz A. Matraszek, Kenneth A. Parulski, Jose M. Mir
  • Patent number: 6798898
    Abstract: A method for classifying images according to features that are relevant to potential therapeutic effect, comprising: providing an image; and classifying said image according to one or more of the following classes, landscapes, people-activity, people-expression, people-type, animals, color (dominant hue(s)), direction of light, type of light, distance, travel/offset(direction of motion/travel).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Laurie Schaefer, Girish V. Prabhu, Cecelia M. Horwitz, David L. Patton, John R. Fredlund, Jose M. Mir
  • Publication number: 20030165269
    Abstract: A method for determining affective information for at least one image in an imaging system includes sequentially displaying a plurality of digital images for viewing by a user; monitoring the viewing time for each of the plurality of digital images; and using the viewing time to determine affective information for at least one of the digital images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Serguei Endrikhovski, Tomasz A. Matraszek, Kenneth A. Parulski, Jose M. Mir
  • Publication number: 20030165270
    Abstract: A method for determining affective information for at least one image in an imaging system includes displaying a digital image for viewing by a user; monitoring the facial expression of the user as the user views the digital image; and using the facial expression of the user to determine affective information for the digital image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Serguei Endrikhovski, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Tomasz A. Matraszek, Kenneth A. Parulski, Jose M. Mir
  • Publication number: 20030156304
    Abstract: A method for collecting and associating affective information for at least one image in an imaging system includes displaying a digital image for viewing by a particular user; automatically collecting affective information for the digital image as the particular user views the image; and associating the affective information with the particular user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Serguei Endrikhovski, Tomasz A. Matraszek, Kenneth A. Parulski, Jose M. Mir
  • Patent number: 6543899
    Abstract: Autostereoscopic images are produced by projecting a stereo pair of images onto a modified cube-corner retroreflective material. The cube-corner differs from that commonly available in that it has been altered to return the light to viewers eyes rather than directly back to the source of the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Edward Covannon, John A. Agostinelli, Jose M. Mir
  • Patent number: 6520905
    Abstract: A method of classifying an individual's personal preference for an image, comprising: viewing an image for a period of time; and ranking the image on a scale extending between a “detached” feeling and an “attached” feeling, where “detached” is a feeling of not being able to personally connect to the object or situation depicted in the image, and “attached” is a feeling of a personal connection to the object or situation depicted in their image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Swatee N. Surve, Girish V. Prabhu, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, David L. Patton, John R. Fredlund, Cecelia M. Horwitz, Jose M. Mir
  • Publication number: 20030009078
    Abstract: A method of classifying an individual's personal preference for an on a scale extending viewing an image for a period of time; and ranking the image on a scale extending between a “detached” feeling and an “attached” feeling, where “detached” is a feeling of not being able to personally connect to the object or situation depicted in the image, and “attached” is a feeling of a personal connection to the object of situation depicted in their image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: ELENA A. FEDOROVSKAYA, GIRISH V. PRABHU, DAVID L. PATTON, JOHN R. FREDLUND, CECELIA M. HORWITZ, JOSE M. MIR
  • Patent number: 6424093
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent display device that displays a preformed image includes spaced anode and cathode electrodes, organic electrically conductive hole transport layer and electron transport layer disposed between the anode and cathode electrodes, and a preformed image layer formed between the organic electrically conductive hole transport layer and electron transport layers such layer having a region that is preformed to have at least one preformed image such that when a voltage is applied across the anode and cathode electrodes which will cause a preformed image to be displayed. Voltages are applied across the anode and cathode electrodes of the organic electroluminescent display device causes the emission of light for viewing the preformed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jose M. Mir, Lee W. Tutt, Robert B. Bilhorn, Myron W. Culver
  • Patent number: 6309342
    Abstract: A method of determining the physiological reactivity of an individual with respect to images, comprising: measuring at least one physiological parameter of an individual during a baseline calm period of time; measuring the said at least one physiological parameter of said individual during a stress period of time and a succeeding rest period of time; dividing said measured data for each of said periods of time into a plurality of predetermined time segments; computing a histogram or Fourier analysis as appropriate on said predetermined time segments for each said period of time; standardizing said computed data; conducting a principal component analysis, a canonical discriminant analysis, or a neural network, on said data to establish a baseline calm or rest period set of scores and a stress period set of scores; measuring the said at least one physiological parameter of said individual during an image presentation period of time; repeating said time segmenting, said histogram or Fourier analysis, and said st
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Richard N. Blazey, Paige Miller, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Girish V. Prabhu, Peter A. Parks, David L. Patton, John R. Fredlund, Cecelia M. Horwitz, Jose M. Mir
  • Patent number: 6293904
    Abstract: A method of generating a personal image profile based on an individual's physiological and cognitive state compromising: presenting a master set of images to an individual wherein each image in the master set is characterized by a set of scene and image related classifiers that are relevant to producing an effect on an individual; measuring and recording one or more of said individual's physiological parameters while viewing a presented image; measuring the individual's cognitive state from cognitive responses to each presented image; and generating a personal image profile of the individual based on combining the physiological and cognitive measures from said measuring steps, said personal image profile including image classifiers for identifying activating or deactivating images for said individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Richard N. Blazey, Paige Miller, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Girish V. Prabhu, Peter A. Parks, David L. Patton, John R. Fredlund, Cecelia M. Horwitz, Jose M. Mir
  • Patent number: 6102846
    Abstract: A system which includes an apparatus and method of managing a psychological and physiological state of that individual involves the use of images or stimuli, the measurement of a physiological state of the individual, and the creation of a personalized preferred response profile which is specifically tailored to the individual. With the apparatus and method of the present invention, it is possible for an individual to manage and thereby lower his or her stress by viewing, for example, images which are selected based on the created personalized preferred response profile for the individual. The personalized preferred response profile is created by having the individual view, for example, a wide variety of images and creating the profile based on those images which provide a preferred response to the individual. The system supports and enhances existing biofeedback equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David L. Patton, John R. Fredlund, Cecelia M. Horwitz, Jose M. Mir
  • Patent number: 5552373
    Abstract: A Josephson junction device is disclosed having a substrate upon which are located overlying and underlying high critical temperature crystalline oxide superconductive layers separated by an interposed impedance controlling layer. The underlying superconductive layer is limited to a selected area of the substrate while the overlying and interposed layers overlie only a portion of the underlying superconductive layer. Nonsuperconducting oxide layer portions laterally abut the superconductive and interposed layers. A first electrical conductor is attached to the underlying superconductive layer at a location free of overlying oxide layers, and a second electrical conductor contacts the overlying superconductive layer and extends laterally over the adjacent laterally abutting nonsuperconductive layer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John A. Agostinelli, Jose M. Mir, Gerrit Lubberts, Samuel Chen
  • Patent number: 5515097
    Abstract: An electrophotographic recording apparatus and method wherein an electrophotographic recording medium is continuously moved in a first direction relative to a row of light-emitting recording elements such as LEDs. A beam shifter assembly is located within an optical path between the LEDs and the recording medium. The beam shifter assembly is operable in a first mode to pass light from the LEDs without substantial lateral shifting and in a second mode to pass light with substantial shifting of said light in a lateral direction having a directional component parallel to the row of LEDs. A control is provided for controlling the beam shifter assembly in different modes on alternate recording time lines of exposure. This helps minimize in-track artifacts. The apparatus is also operable in a multiaddress mode that is automatically instituted when a higher resolution image scanner is used or when a higher resolution character font library is input for recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Stacy M. Munechika, Yee S. Ng, Jose M. Mir
  • Patent number: 5453325
    Abstract: A multilayer structure has an a nonlinear optical film epitaxially grown on an underlying buffer layer of substantially lower refractive index. The buffer layer itself is epitaxially grown on a single crystal substrate with an intermediate epitaxial electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Liang-Sun Hung, John A. Agostinelli, Jose M. Mir, Dilip K. Chatterjee