Patents by Inventor Kenneth Alan Parulski

Kenneth Alan Parulski 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: 20130027569
    Abstract: A digital camera system that implements a method for providing image processing customized according to an identified person. The method includes: capturing an input digital image of a scene; analyzing the input digital image using a person recognition algorithm to identify at least one particular person in the input digital image; retrieving image processing preferences associated with one of the identified particular persons; processing the input digital image to form a modified digital image according to the retrieved image processing preferences; and storing the modified digital image in a storage memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth Alan Parulski
  • Publication number: 20130027571
    Abstract: A digital camera system that implements a method for providing image processing customized according to an identified person. The method includes: capturing an input digital image of a scene; identifying at least one particular person in the input digital image by analyzing signals received from an electronic device associated with the particular person; retrieving image processing preferences, wherein the retrieved image processing preferences are associated with one of the identified particular persons; processing the input digital image to form a modified digital image according to retrieved image processing preferences; and storing the modified digital image in a storage memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth Alan Parulski
  • Publication number: 20120327257
    Abstract: A method for providing a photo product, comprising receiving, over a wireless communications network, a plurality of captured images from a wireless capture device taken at different locations along a route, evaluating one or more images taken at different locations according to predetermined criteria and if an image meets such criteria selecting such image so that a predetermined number of images has been selected at least one of which relates to each location; and producing a photo product including the selected images positioned in the photo product in association with prestored information that relates to the respective scenes in the plurality of locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: BRIAN JOSEPH O'KEEFE, Thomas Joseph Murray, Kenneth Alan Parulski, Thiagarajah Arujunan, Timothy L. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20120327265
    Abstract: An image capture device, comprising an image sensor, an image display, a data processing system; a storage memory and a program memory storing instructions configured to cause the data processing system to provide guidance for capturing images at a plurality of locations, by displaying guidance information for capturing a first digital image at a first location, using the image sensor to capture a first digital image, storing the first digital image in the storage memory, using the data processing system to analyze the pixel data of the first digital image and determining based on such analysis a second possible image capture location, wherein the second possible image capture location is selected from a plurality of different possible locations, displaying guidance information for a capturing a second scene at the second location, using the image sensor to capture a second digital image; and storing the second digital image in the storage memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Thiagarajah Arujunan, Timothy L. Nichols, Kenneth Alan Parulski, Thomas Joseph Murray, Brian Joseph O'Keefe
  • Publication number: 20120327252
    Abstract: A method for providing guidance to a user as to what images should be captured by the user as the user moves from location to location, comprising receiving a first captured digital image having pixel data captured of a scene at a first location, using a processor to analyze the pixel data of the first captured digital image and determining based on such analysis a second possible image capture location for the user, wherein the second possible image capture location is selected from a plurality of different possible locations, and transmitting guidance to the user over a communications network, the guidance including information concerning a next scene to be captured at the second location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: TIMOTHY L. NICHOLS, KENNETH ALAN PARULSKI, THIAGARAJAH ARUJUNAN, THOMAS JOSEPH MURRAY, BRIAN JOSEPH O'KEEFE
  • Publication number: 20120287243
    Abstract: A digital camera for capturing stereoscopic images, comprising: an image sensor; an optical system; a user interface; a color image display; a data processing system; a buffer memory; a storage memory; and a program memory storing instructions configured to implement a method for capturing stereoscopic images. The method includes: capturing a first digital image of a scene in response to user activation of a user interface element; storing the first digital image; displaying a stream of stereoscopic preview images on the color image display, wherein the stereoscopic preview images are anaglyph stereoscopic images formed by combining the stored first digital image with a stream of evaluation digital images of the scene captured using the image sensor; capturing a second digital image of the scene in response to user activation of a user interface element; and storing a stereoscopic image based on the first digital image and the second digital image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth Alan Parulski
  • Publication number: 20120266077
    Abstract: A digital image display device for displaying a collection of digital media assets, comprising: a display screen; a network connection; a user interface; and a program memory. The program memory stores executable instructions for receiving a set of digital media assets and associated metadata using the network connection, wherein each digital media asset is provided by a particular individual using a particular sharing method; displaying a digital media asset on the display screen; identifying a subject depicted in the displayed digital media asset; displaying a set of feedback message choices on the display screen; receiving input via the user interface to select a particular feedback message choice; and using the network connection to provide the selected feedback message to the particular individual who provided the digital media asset using the particular sharing method that was used to provide the displayed digital media asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Brian Joseph O'Keefe, Ting-Yee Liao, Timothy L. Nichols, Kenneth Alan Parulski
  • Publication number: 20120266084
    Abstract: A digital image display device for displaying a collection of digital media assets, comprising: a display screen; a network connection; a user interface for receiving input from a user of the digital image display device; and a program memory. The program memory stores executable instructions for receiving a set of digital media assets and associated metadata using the network connection; displaying a digital media asset on the display screen; determining a particular individual who provided the displayed digital media asset; determining a particular set of feedback message choices responsive to the determined particular individual; displaying the particular set of feedback message choices on the display screen; receiving input via the user interface to select a particular feedback message choice; and using the network connection to provide the selected feedback message to the individual who provided the digital media asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Ting-Yee Liao, Timothy L. Nichols, Kenneth Alan Parulski
  • Publication number: 20120266066
    Abstract: A digital image display device for displaying a collection of digital media assets, comprising: a display screen; a network connection; a user interface for receiving input from a user of the digital image display device; and a program memory. The program memory stores executable instructions for receiving a set of digital media assets and associated metadata using the network connection; displaying a digital media asset on the display screen; identifying a subject depicted in the displayed digital media asset; determining a particular set of feedback message choices responsive to the determined subject; displaying the particular set of feedback message choices on the display screen; receiving input via the user interface to select a particular feedback message choice; and using the network connection to provide the selected feedback message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Ting-Yee Liao, Timothy L. Nichols, Kenneth Alan Parulski
  • Publication number: 20120236173
    Abstract: A digital camera having a user interface that automatically adapts to its environment, comprising: an image sensor for capturing a digital image; an optical system for forming an image of a scene onto the image sensor; one or more environmental sensors; a configurable user interface; a data processing system; a storage memory for storing captured images; and a program memory communicatively connected to the data processing system and storing instructions configured to cause the data processing system to implement a method for adaptively configuring the user interface. The stored instructions include: sensing one or more environmental attributes using the environmental sensors; automatically configuring at least one user control element of the user interface in response to the one or more sensed environmental attributes without any user intervention; capturing a digital image of a scene using the image sensor; and storing the captured digital image in the storage memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Michael J. Telek, Marc N. Gudell, Kenneth Alan Parulski