Patents by Inventor Kim McCall

Kim McCall 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: 20190252599
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for implementing a stretchable nanoparticle-polymer composite foams that exhibit piezoelectric properties. In one aspect, a nanoparticle-polymer composite structure includes a curable liquid polymer; piezoelectric nanoparticles; and graphitic carbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Donald J. Sirbuly, William R. McCall, Kanguk Kim
  • Patent number: 8145999
    Abstract: A system for editing audio objects in which a variety of audio objects are represented as images and laid out in a 2 dimensional visual environment. The system includes a display unit, a processing unit, a user interface unit, and a device for playing/receiving audio. The system has the capability to perform a variety of editing functions, such as the recording and playback of audio content, joining and splitting audio objects, and reordering audio objects. Additionally, the system includes functionality to automatically recording new content when sound is detected above a set threshold. Furthermore, the system includes functionality for linking portions of audio objects to media objects such as HTML documents and video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John W. Barrus, Kim McCall, Audrey Tsang, Gregory J. Wolff, Marko Balabanovic
  • Patent number: 7856153
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for displaying a long sequence of images in a short amount of time. In one embodiment, the method comprises selecting page images for display from a plurality of page images corresponding to an image-based document, the plurality of page images including merged page images and each merged page image having salient content from multiple successive page images of the image-based document merged into one image; and serially displaying the selected page images on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kim McCall, Kurt Piersol, John Barrus, Bradley Rhodes, Stephen Savitzky
  • Patent number: 7836388
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for enhancing accuracy of jumping by incorporating interestingness estimates. In one embodiment, the method comprises serially displaying a sequence of page images; receiving a user input to stop sequencing through the page images; determining a location of a page image in the sequence of page images representing a point at which the user intended to stop in the sequence of page images but for display speed of the sequence of images and user reaction time in providing an indication of the point at which the user intended to stop, the location being selected based on visual distinctiveness of the page image at the location and the reaction time associated with the user; and automatically jumping back to the page image at the location in the sequence of page images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kim McCall, Kurt Piersol
  • Patent number: 7770128
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for compensating for cognitive load in jumping back. In one embodiment, the method comprises serially displaying a sequence of page images; receiving a user input to stop sequencing through the page images; determining a location of a page image in the sequence of page images representing a point at which the user intended to stop in the sequence of page images but for display speed of the sequence of images and user reaction time in providing an indication of the point at which the user intended to stop, the location being selected based on the image display rate and the reaction time associated with the user; and automatically jumping back to the page image at the location in the sequence of page images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kim McCall, Kurt Piersol
  • Patent number: 7761804
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for avoiding disorientation under discontinuous navigation in an image flipping system. In one embodiment, the method comprises serially displaying a sequence of page images in an order; receiving a user input to stop sequencing through the page images; determining a location of a page image in the sequence of page images representing a point at which the user intended to stop in the sequence of page images but for display speed of the sequence of images and user reaction time in providing an indication of the point at which the user intended to stop; and automatically jumping back to the page image at the location in the sequence of page images while displaying multiple intervening page images as the location is being approached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kim McCall, Kurt Piersol
  • Patent number: 7739583
    Abstract: A document sharing system includes producing an updatable collection of multimedia documents. A collection coversheet provides a facile medium for handling and distributing large collections of documents. The system includes techniques for subsequent access to the collection, including printing all or portions of the collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: John Barrus, Gregory Wolff, Ame Elliott, Kim McCall, Bradley Rhodes, Stephen Savitzky
  • Patent number: 7703002
    Abstract: A document sharing system includes producing an updatable collection of multimedia documents. A collection overview sheet provides a facile medium for handling and distributing large collections of documents. The system includes techniques for subsequent access to the collection, including printing all or portions of the collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: John Barrus, Gregory Wolff, Ame Elliott, Kim McCall, Bradley Rhodes, Stephen Savitzky
  • Patent number: 7697002
    Abstract: The present invention overcomes the deficiencies of the prior art with a system for varying hand-drawn line width as a function of geometric or temporal properties such as curvature or time of the strokes as the user draws them. In one embodiment, the system of the present invention includes a stroke control module, a velocity adjustment module, a curvature adjustment module, a smoothing module, an adjacency verification module and a stroke dominance module. A stroke control module is operable on a processor to modify the width of input strokes and adjust them based on their curvature and/or the velocity at which they were received. The stroke control module cooperates with and controls the velocity adjustment module, a curvature adjustment module, the smoothing module and the other modules to provide overall width adjustment of strokes input by the user automatically to reflect the needs and intentions of the user and provide a natural-feeling drawing experience similar to that provided by paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: M. Kim McCall, Kurt W. Piersol
  • Patent number: 7672864
    Abstract: Attendees or viewers of a presentation provide input marking specific points corresponding to a high level of interest. Received bookmarks are aggregated to generate overall level-of-interest values for various points in the presentation. A graphical depiction of these level-of-interest values is provided; users can navigate using this graphical depiction to find specific parts of the presentation having the highest level of interest or importance. User interface elements provide access to various filtering, display, and configuration options for the graphical depiction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Rahul Nair, Kurt Piersol, Bradley Rhodes, Ame Elliott, Kim McCall, Stephen R. Savitzky
  • Publication number: 20080180410
    Abstract: The present invention overcomes the deficiencies of the prior art with a system for varying hand-drawn line width as a function of geometric or temporal properties such as curvature or time of the strokes as the user draws them. In one embodiment, the system of the present invention includes a stroke control module, a velocity adjustment module, a curvature adjustment module, a smoothing module, an adjacency verification module and a stroke dominance module. A stroke control module is operable on a processor to modify the width of input strokes and adjust them based on their curvature and/or the velocity at which they were received. The stroke control module cooperates with and controls the velocity adjustment module, a curvature adjustment module, the smoothing module and the other modules to provide overall width adjustment of strokes input by the user automatically to reflect the needs and intentions of the user and provide a natural-feeling drawing experience similar to that provided by paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: M. Kim McCall, Kurt W. Piersol
  • Publication number: 20070177208
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for displaying a long sequence of images in a short amount of time. In one embodiment, the method comprises selecting page images for display from a plurality of page images corresponding to an image-based document, the plurality of page images including merged page images and each merged page image having salient content from multiple successive page images of the image-based document merged into one image; and serially displaying the selected page images on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Kim McCall, Kurt Piersol, John Barrus, Bradley Rhodes, Stephen Savitzky
  • Publication number: 20070180378
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for compensating for cognitive load in jumping back. In one embodiment, the method comprises serially displaying a sequence of page images; receiving a user input to stop sequencing through the page images; determining a location of a page image in the sequence of page images representing a point at which the user intended to stop in the sequence of page images but for display speed of the sequence of images and user reaction time in providing an indication of the point at which the user intended to stop, the location being selected based on the image display rate and the reaction time associated with the user; and automatically jumping back to the page image at the location in the sequence of page images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Kim McCall, Kurt Piersol
  • Publication number: 20070180376
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for avoiding disorientation under discontinuous navigation in an image flipping system. In one embodiment, the method comprises serially displaying a sequence of page images in an order; receiving a user input to stop sequencing through the page images; determining a location of a page image in the sequence of page images representing a point at which the user intended to stop in the sequence of page images but for display speed of the sequence of images and user reaction time in providing an indication of the point at which the user intended to stop; and automatically jumping back to the page image at the location in the sequence of page images while displaying multiple intervening page images as the location is being approached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Kim McCall, Kurt Piersol
  • Publication number: 20070180355
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for enhancing accuracy of jumping by incorporating interestingness estimates. In one embodiment, the method comprises serially displaying a sequence of page images; receiving a user input to stop sequencing through the page images; determining a location of a page image in the sequence of page images representing a point at which the user intended to stop in the sequence of page images but for display speed of the sequence of images and user reaction time in providing an indication of the point at which the user intended to stop, the location being selected based on visual distinctiveness of the page image at the location and the reaction time associated with the user; and automatically jumping back to the page image at the location in the sequence of page images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Kim McCall, Kurt Piersol
  • Patent number: 7225405
    Abstract: A system for editing audio objects in which a variety of audio objects are represented as images and laid out in a 2 dimensional visual environment. The system includes a display unit, a processing unit, a user interface unit, and a device for playing/receiving audio. The system has the capability to perform a variety of editing functions, such as the recording and playback of audio content, joining and splitting audio objects, and reordering audio objects. Additionally, the system includes functionality to automatically recording new content when sound is detected above a set threshold. Furthermore, the system includes functionality for linking portions of audio objects to media objects such as HTML documents and video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: John W. Barrus, Kim McCall, Audrey Tsang, Gregory J. Wolff, Marko Balabanovic
  • Publication number: 20060184422
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of processing transaction data relating to settlement of travel transactions that utilizes a graphical user interface is described. A user of a travel-agency computer system enters data corresponding to a financial transaction relating to travel using the graphical user interface, and the travel-agency computer system communicates corresponding information to a computer system of a travel settlement entity via a network. The computer system of the travel settlement entity retrieves corresponding data from a database and processes the data. The travel settlement entity sends a communication to the travel agency via the network based upon the processed data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Sandy Cooper, Mark Diskin, Mike Dubois, Kim McCall, Wayne Polk, Sadanand Kusma, Pardeep Kumar, Lucianne Leighton, Lorna Russell, Phil Myers
  • Publication number: 20050154637
    Abstract: Attendees or viewers of a presentation provide input marking specific points corresponding to a high level of interest. Received bookmarks are aggregated to generate overall level-of-interest values for various points in the presentation. A graphical depiction of these level-of-interest values is provided; users can navigate using this graphical depiction to find specific parts of the presentation having the highest level of interest or importance. User interface elements provide access to various filtering, display, and configuration options for the graphical depiction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Rahul Nair, Kurt Piersol, Bradley Rhodes, Ame Elliott, Kim McCall, Stephen Savitzky
  • Publication number: 20040193571
    Abstract: A document sharing system includes producing an updatable collection of multimedia documents. A collection coversheet provides a facile medium for handling and distributing large collections of documents. The system includes techniques for subsequent access to the collection, including printing all or portions of the collection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: John Barrus, Gregory Wolff, Ame Elliot, Kim McCall, Bradley Rhodes, Stephen Savitzky
  • Publication number: 20040194026
    Abstract: A document sharing system includes producing an updatable collection of multimedia documents. A collection overview sheet provides a facile medium for handling and distributing large collections of documents. The system includes techniques for subsequent access to the collection, including printing all or portions of the collection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: John Barrus, Gregory Wolff, Ame Elliott, Kim McCall, Bradley Rhodes, Stephen Savitzky