Patents by Inventor Joseph A. Manico

Joseph A. Manico 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: 10270972
    Abstract: A method and device for adapting a display image on a hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device. The device includes a camera for capturing a digital video and/or still image of a user, means for adjusting the captured digital image in response to poor image capture angle of said image capture device so as to create a modified captured digital image; and means for transmitting said modified captured digital image over a wireless communication network to a second hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Monument Peak Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: John N. Border, Ronald S. Cok, Amy D. Enge, Andrew F. Kurtz, Joseph A. Manico, Lynn Schilling-Benz, Peter O. Stubler, Frances C. Williams
  • Publication number: 20190082100
    Abstract: A method of recoding a photograph for use in a personal photo identification document such as a passport includes using a digital image capture system, including a digital camera, a computer processor, and memory to store specifications and requirements for a photo print in order to be compliant for use in a user selected photo ID such as a passport for a selected country or jurisdiction, using the digital image capture system to capture a facial image, using facial image processing techniques to provide automatic detection of a face and facial feature points on the facial image, processing the facial image and generating a visual indication of compliance, and when compliant, generating the photograph based on the compliant facial image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Stubler, David Kloosterman, Joseph A. Manico
  • Publication number: 20190065886
    Abstract: A method for creating navigable views includes receiving digital images, computing a set of feature points for each of the digital images, selecting one of the digital images as a reference image, identifying a salient region of interest in the reference image, identifying other digital images containing a region of interest similar to the salient region of interest in the reference image using the set of feature points computed for each of other digital images, designating a reference location for the salient region of interest in the reference image, aligning the other digital images to the image that contains the designated reference location, ordering the image that contains the designated reference location and the other digital images, and generating a navigable view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander C. Loui, Joseph A. Manico
  • Publication number: 20180330152
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to digital image processing, storage, retrieval, and presentation systems and methods for ordering and ranking visually perceivable facial expressions identified within the selected set of digital images. In addition, arranging for presentation the ordered and ranked set of digital images in response to a user-selection of an emotional expression or range of emotional expressions and presenting the selected arranged set of digital images on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. MITTELSTAEDT, Joseph MANICO
  • Patent number: 10129460
    Abstract: A method of recoding a photograph for use in a personal photo identification document such as a passport includes using a digital image capture system, including a digital camera, a computer processor, and memory to store specifications and requirements for a photo print in order to be compliant for use in a user selected photo ID such as a passport for a selected country or jurisdiction, using the digital image capture system to capture a facial image, using facial image processing techniques to provide automatic detection of a face and facial feature points on the facial image, processing the facial image and generating a visual indication of compliance, and when compliant, generating the photograph based on the compliant facial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Peter Stubler, David Kloosterman, Joseph A. Manico
  • Patent number: 10115033
    Abstract: A method for creating navigable views includes receiving digital images, computing a set of feature points for each of the digital images, selecting one of the digital images as a reference image, identifying a salient region of interest in the reference image, identifying other digital images containing a region of interest similar to the salient region of interest in the reference image using the set of feature points computed for each of other digital images, designating a reference location for the salient region of interest in the reference image, aligning the other digital images to the image that contains the designated reference location, ordering the image that contains the designated reference location and the other digital images, and generating a navigable view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander C. Loui, Joseph A. Manico
  • Publication number: 20180146141
    Abstract: A method and device for adapting a display image on a hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device. The device includes a camera for capturing a digital video and/or still image of a user, means for adjusting the captured digital image in response to poor image capture angle of said image capture device so as to create a modified captured digital image; and means for transmitting said modified captured digital image over a wireless communication network to a second hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: John N. Border, Ronald S. Cok, Amy D. Enge, Andrew F. Kurtz, Joseph A. Manico, Lynn Schilling-Benz, Peter O. Stubler, Frances C. Williams
  • Publication number: 20180114066
    Abstract: A method for selecting important digital images in a collection of digital images, comprising: analyzing the digital images in the collection of digital images to identify one or more sets of similar digital images; identifying one or more sets of similar digital images having the largest number of similar digital images; selecting one or more digital images from the identified largest sets of similar digital images to be important digital images; and storing an indication of the selected important digital image in a processor accessible memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Stacie L. HIBINO, Joseph A. MANICO
  • Patent number: 9906725
    Abstract: A method and device for adapting a display image on a hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device. The device includes a camera for capturing a digital video and/or still image of a user, means for adjusting the captured digital image in response to poor image capture angle of said image capture device so as to create a modified captured digital image; and means for transmitting said modified captured digital image over a wireless communication network to a second hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: MOUNUMENT PEAK VENTURES, LLC
    Inventors: John N. Border, Ronald S. Cok, Amy D. Enge, Andrew F. Kurtz, Joseph A. Manico, Lynn Schilling-Benz, Peter O. Stubler, Frances C. Williams
  • Patent number: 9858504
    Abstract: A method for selecting important digital images in a collection of digital images, comprising: analyzing the digital images in the collection of digital images to identify one or more sets of similar digital images; identifying one or more sets of similar digital images having the largest number of similar digital images; selecting one or more digital images from the identified largest sets of similar digital images to be important digital images; and storing an indication of the selected important digital image in a processor accessible memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Stacie L. Hibino, Joseph A. Manico
  • Publication number: 20170372192
    Abstract: Data points, calendar entries, trends, behavioral patterns may be used to predict and pre-emptively build digital and printable products with selected collections of images without the user's active participation. The collections are selected from files on the user's device, cloud-based photo library, or other libraries shared among other individuals and grouped into thematic products. Based on analysis of the user's collections and on-line behaviors, the system may estimate types and volumes of potential media-centric products, and the resources needed for producing and distributing such media-centric products for a projected period of time. A user interface may take the form of a “virtual curator”, which is a graphical or animated persona for augmenting and managing interactions between the user and the system managing the user's stored media assets. The virtual curator can assume one of many personas, as appropriate, with each user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: James WHRITENOR, Mark Wood, Madirakshi Das, Joseph A. Manico, Peter Stubler
  • Publication number: 20170352083
    Abstract: Data points, calendar entries, trends, behavioral patterns may be used to predict and pre-emptively build digital and printable products with selected collections of images without the user's active participation. The collections are selected from files on the user's device, cloud-based photo library, or other libraries shared among other individuals and grouped into thematic products. Based on analysis of the user's collections and on-line behaviors, the system may estimate types and volumes of potential media-centric products, and the resources needed for producing and distributing such media-centric products for a projected period of time. A user interface may take the form of a “virtual curator”, which is a graphical or animated persona for augmenting and managing interactions between the user and the system managing the user's stored media assets. The virtual curator can assume one of many personas, as appropriate, with each user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Ruck, Joseph A. Manico, David Kloosterman, Alexander C. Loui, Madirakshi Das
  • Publication number: 20170351417
    Abstract: Data points, calendar entries, trends, behavioral patterns may be used to predict and pre-emptively build digital and printable products with selected collections of images without the user's active participation. The collections are selected from files on the user's device, cloud-based photo library, or other libraries shared among other individuals and grouped into thematic products. Based on analysis of the user's collections and on-line behaviors, the system may estimate types and volumes of potential media-centric products, and the resources needed for producing and distributing such media-centric products for a projected period of time. A user interface may take the form of a “virtual curator”, which is a graphical or animated persona for augmenting and managing interactions between the user and the system managing the user's stored media assets. The virtual curator can assume one of many personas, as appropriate, with each user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, Young No, Madirakshi Das, Alexander C. Loui
  • Patent number: 9684913
    Abstract: The present invention is a configuration module for a Retail Photo System. The configuration module is a memory module that provides system configuration information for use with a network connected Retail Photo System. Physical and digital controlled access to the configuration module is provided by a locking enclosure, password protected access, and an automatic scenario based activation means. Access to the configuration module is limited to authorized personnel and remote access, or via scenario based activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Lotze, Joseph A. Manico
  • Publication number: 20170147573
    Abstract: A method for browsing a collection of multimedia assets on a soft-copy display comprising: receiving a collection of multimedia assets, each multimedia asset having a set of associated metadata; defining an interest criterion; using a processor to analyze the metadata associated with the multimedia assets and rank the multimedia assets according to the interest criterion; displaying a portion of the multimedia assets on the soft-copy display according to the ranking; interactively user selecting a displayed multimedia asset using a user interface; updating the interest criterion based on the selected multimedia asset; using a processor to determine an updated ranking of the multimedia assets according to the updated interest criterion; and displaying a portion of the multimedia assets on the soft-copy display according to the updated ranking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Graham R. Kiddle, Joseph A. Manico
  • Publication number: 20170140563
    Abstract: A system and method for creating customized, personally relevant greeting cards, e-cards, mementos, invitations, decorations, and other types of printed and virtual media to convey affection, friendship, emotional connections, celebration, gratitude, condolence and other types of sentiments to relatives, friends, coworkers, business associates, and acquaintances regardless of the cultural backgrounds of the giver and the recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Young No, Joseph A. Manico
  • Patent number: 9619469
    Abstract: A method for browsing a collection of multimedia assets on a soft-copy display comprising: receiving a collection of multimedia assets, each multimedia asset having a set of associated metadata; defining an interest criterion; using a processor to analyze the metadata associated with the multimedia assets and rank the multimedia assets according to the interest criterion; displaying a portion of the multimedia assets on the soft-copy display according to the ranking; interactively user selecting a displayed multimedia asset using a user interface; updating the interest criterion based on the selected multimedia asset; using a processor to determine an updated ranking of the multimedia assets according to the updated interest criterion; and displaying a portion of the multimedia assets on the soft-copy display according to the updated ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Graham R. Kiddle, Joseph A. Manico
  • Publication number: 20170078611
    Abstract: In an imaging evaluation method, camera, and system, a scene is imaged with a camera. User inputs to the camera are received concurrent with the imaging. The inputs each define a setting of one of a plurality of operational functions of the camera. The inputs are valued to provide a set of input values. An image value index is calculated using the input values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, John R. Fredlund, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Douglas B. Beaudet
  • Publication number: 20170013197
    Abstract: A method and device for adapting a display image on a hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device. The device includes a camera for capturing a digital video and/or still image of a user, means for adjusting the captured digital image in response to poor image capture angle of said image capture device so as to create a modified captured digital image; and means for transmitting said modified captured digital image over a wireless communication network to a second hand-held portable wireless display and digital capture device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: John N. Border, Ronald S. Cok, Amy D. Enge, Andrew F. Kurtz, Joseph A. Manico, Lynn Schilling-Benz, Peter O. Stubler, Frances C. Williams
  • Patent number: 9491318
    Abstract: A method for automatically generating a hardcopy photo product with a visual annotated graphic legend provides additional information related to the printed image without obscuring the printed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Swire, Joseph A. Manico, Peter O. Stubler