Patents by Inventor Kirt A Winter

Kirt A Winter 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: 20200346412
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printing system is for fabricating or manufacturing a three-dimensional article. The three-dimensional printing system includes a substrate, a light engine, a radiation sensor, and a controller. The substrate has a surface positioned proximate to a build field. The surface supports a calibration target which includes or defines elongate light modulating bars disposed at two different orientations and including a Y-bar aligned with a Y-axis and an X-bar aligned with an X-axis. The light engine includes a plurality of projection modules including at least a first projection module and a second projection module. The first projection module configured to project an array of pixels onto a first image field. The second projection module configured to project an array of pixels onto a second image field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventor: Kirt Winter
  • Publication number: 20190291124
    Abstract: An automated system for identifying a watering zone malfunction includes a sensor and a controller. The watering zone includes a valve that couples an input conduit to an output conduit. The output conduit terminates at one or more water distributors. The sensor is for capturing mechanical perturbations of the watering zone. The controller is configured to: store a profile defining at least one profile parameter based upon a transient operation of the zone in an intact state, receive the signal from the sensor during a watering operation when the zone is in an unknown state, compute a operation parameter based upon the signal for at least one time window of receiving the signal, determining a malfunction exists, and determine whether to take further action based upon the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Dan KUEHLER, Jose DOVAL, Kirt WINTER
  • Publication number: 20190184630
    Abstract: A three dimensional printer includes a vessel, a light engine, a fixture, a movement mechanism, a sensor, and a controller. The vessel is for containing a liquid photocurable resin and includes a transparent sheet defining a lower surface through which the resin can be illuminated. The light engine is disposed and configured to selectively illuminate the resin through the transparent sheet. The fixture is for supporting a three dimensional article of manufacture having a lower face immersed in the resin in facing relation with the transparent sheet. The movement mechanism is configured for controllably translating the fixture to adjust a vertical height of the lower face above the transparent sheet. The sensor is configured to monitor a transient displacement of the transparent sheet during the translation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Scott Turner, Kirt Winter, Winthrop Childers
  • Patent number: 8228527
    Abstract: A digital still camera is used for taking and storing digital representations of a plurality of images. A printer, such as an ink jet printer or a laser printer, is used for generating graphical representations of selected ones of the plurality of images on a preselected print media such as a paper. A flash memory card, floppy diskette, direct data link or some other data transfer scheme is used to transfer the digital representations of the plurality of images from the digital still camera to the printer. The printer includes programming for generating a combination proof sheet and order form. The combination proof sheet and order form can include an array of thumbnail images and a plurality of image selection and/or image enhancement user designation areas such as bubbles to be filled in by the user with a pencil. The printer includes a scanner and related circuitry and software for scanning the combination proof sheet and order form to detect the user designation areas completed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Kirt A. Winter, Yoav Epstein, William C. Hilliard
  • Patent number: 6956671
    Abstract: A multifunction printing system, and a method for processing image files, which allows a sequence of multiple image processing operations on digital image files, such as photographs taken by a digital camera, to be specified and initiated at a single point in time. The system includes a command interface through which default values for image processing parameters can be set and an initial image processing operation initiated. The system also includes a scanner for receiving a combination proof sheet and order form. Prior to scanning, the proof sheet is marked by the user to identify the image files to be processed, any overriding image processing parameter values for some or all of the images, and any additional image processing operations to be performed. Image processing operations include printing image files, storing image files on a mass storage device, and sending image files via fax or e-mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Melissa Monty, Steven T. Breidenbach, Kirt A Winter, John Mark Hatcher
  • Publication number: 20040190059
    Abstract: A digital still camera is used for taking and storing digital representations of a plurality of images. A printer, such as an ink jet printer or a laser printer, is used for generating graphical representations of selected ones of the plurality of images on a preselected print media such as a paper. A flash memory card, floppy diskette, direct data link or some other data transfer scheme is used to transfer the digital representations of the plurality of images from the digital still camera to the printer. The printer includes programming for generating a combination proof sheet and order form. The combination proof sheet and order form can include an array of thumbnail images and a plurality of image selection and/or image enhancement user designation areas such as bubbles to be filled in by the user with a pencil. The printer includes a scanner and related circuitry and software for scanning the combination proof sheet and order form to detect the user designation areas completed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: Kirt A. Winter, Yoav Epstein, William C. Hilliard
  • Patent number: 6744529
    Abstract: A digital still camera is used for taking and storing digital representations of a plurality of images. A printer, such as an ink jet printer or a laser printer, is used for generating graphical representations of selected ones of the plurality of images on a preselected print media such as a paper. A flash memory card, floppy diskette, direct data link or some other data transfer scheme is used to transfer the digital representations of the plurality of images from the digital still camera to the printer. The printer includes programming for generating a combination proof sheet and order form. The combination proof sheet and order form can include an array of thumbnail images and a plurality of image selection and/or image enhancement user designation areas such as bubbles to be filled in by the user with a pencil. The printer includes a scanner and related circuitry and software for scanning the combination proof sheet and order form to detect the user designation areas completed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kirt A. Winter, Yoav Epstein, William C. Hilliard
  • Patent number: 6535298
    Abstract: Methods for storing and retrieving digital image files, such as photographs taken by a digital camera, to and from an archival image storage system such as a file server or a mass storage medium. A combination proof sheet and order form is printed containing an array of thumbnail images, corresponding image selection user designation areas, and a storage selection user designation area markable by the user to specify selected images to be stored on or retrieved from the image storage system. The form is scanned to detect the user designation areas completed by the user, and then perform the indicated operation. A printing system includes programming for generating, scanning, and processing the form, and for storing and retrieving the selected images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Kirt A Winter, John Mark Hatcher
  • Patent number: 6411331
    Abstract: A digital camera includes a lens and a plurality of color filters adjacent the lens. An array of detectors such as CCDs each receive, through the lens and a corresponding one of the color filters, light reflected from a scene. Each detector outputs a signal representative of an amount of light it receives. Circuitry is connected to the array for processing the signals from the detectors and generating a set of digital image data including a chromaticity value and a luminance value of a plurality of pixels representing an uncorrected image of the scene. A control circuit maps a two-dimensional representation of the digital image data into a two-dimensional representation of a set of reference image data and adjusts selected ones of the values of the set of digital image data in accordance with a predetermined transform to white balance the uncorrected image of the scene and produce a modified set of digital image data representing a corrected image of the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Cindy Y. Sansom-Wai, Kirt A. Winter, Paul M. Hubel
  • Publication number: 20020051201
    Abstract: Methods for storing and retrieving digital image files, such as photographs taken by a digital camera, to and from an archival image storage system such as a file server or a mass storage medium. A combination proof sheet and order form is printed containing an array of thumbnail images, corresponding image selection user designation areas, and a storage selection user designation area markable by the user to specify selected images to be stored on or retrieved from the image storage system. The form is scanned to detect the user designation areas completed by the user, and then perform the indicated operation. A printing system includes programming for generating, scanning, and processing the form, and for storing and retrieving the selected images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2000
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Inventors: Kirt A. Winter, John Mark Hatcher
  • Publication number: 20020033965
    Abstract: A digital still camera is used for taking and storing digital representations of a plurality of images. A printer, such as an ink jet printer or a laser printer, is used for generating graphical representations of selected ones of the plurality of images on a preselected print media such as a paper. A flash memory card, floppy diskette, direct data link or some other data transfer scheme is used to transfer the digital representations of the plurality of images from the digital still camera to the printer. The printer includes programming for generating a combination proof sheet and order form. The combination proof sheet and order form can include an array of thumbnail images and a plurality of image selection and/or image enhancement user designation areas such as bubbles to be filled in by the user with a pencil. The printer includes a scanner and related circuitry and software for scanning the combination proof sheet and order form to detect the user designation areas completed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Inventors: Kirt A. Winter, Yoav Epstein, William C. Hilliard
  • Publication number: 20010040685
    Abstract: A digital still camera is used for taking and storing digital representations of a plurality of images. A printer, such as an ink jet printer or a laser printer, is used for generating graphical representations of selected ones of the plurality of images on a preselected print media such as a paper. A flash memory card, floppy diskette, direct data link or some other data transfer scheme is used to transfer the digital representations of the plurality of images from the digital still camera to the printer. The printer includes programming for generating a combination proof sheet and order form. The combination proof sheet and order form can include an array of thumbnail images and a plurality of image selection and/or image enhancement user designation areas such as bubbles to be filled in by the user with a pencil. The printer includes a scanner and related circuitry and software for scanning the combination proof sheet and order form to detect the user designation areas completed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 1998
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: KIRT A. WINTER, YOAV EPSTEIN, WILLIAM C. HILLIARD
  • Publication number: 20010019416
    Abstract: A multifunction printing system, and a method for processing image files, which allows a sequence of multiple image processing operations on digital image files, such as photographs taken by a digital camera, to be specified and initiated at a single point in time. The system includes a command interface through which default values for image processing parameters can be set and an initial image processing operation initiated. The system also includes a scanner for receiving a combination proof sheet and order form. Prior to scanning, the proof sheet is marked by the user to identify the image files to be processed, any overriding image processing parameter values for some or all of the images, and any additional image processing operations to be performed. Image processing operations include printing image files, storing image files on a mass storage device, and sending image files via fax or e-mail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Publication date: September 6, 2001
    Inventors: Melissa Monty, Steven T. Breidenbach, Kirt A. Winter, John Mark Hatcher
  • Patent number: 5450532
    Abstract: A color printer receives P, N-bit values indicating a computer generated color to be printed, there being 2.sup.NP possible combinations of bits in the P, N-bit color values. Each N-bit value has a least significant bit (LSB). Upon receiving P, N-bit color values, the color printer creates an address from P combined multiple-bit segments of each of the received N-bit values, each multiple bit segment excluding at least a LSB of each N-bit value. The color printer includes a cache memory having substantially less addresses than 2.sup.NP, each cache address including first and second entries, a first entry being P values indicative of a computer generated color and a second entry being P values usable by the color printer to reproduce the first entry. A processor determines if there is a match at an address created from a received computer color value between a first entry and the received computer color value, the match disregarding an LSB of each N-bit value comprising the first entry at the address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1995
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Francis E. Bockman, Kirt A. Winter
  • Patent number: 5381349
    Abstract: A color display screen displays a calibration color patch and a comparison color patch. The calibration color patch manifests a calibration color of a predetermined intensity, and the comparison color patch manifests a comparison color derived from a user determined input value. The system is controlled by a processor and is responsive to a user's indication of a perceived color match between a calibration color patch and a comparison color patch, to determine a transfer function that enables conversion of a value that generated the comparison color to a value assigned to the calibration color. The processor is further responsive to further perceived color matches of first and second color patches with first and second different intensity calibration color patches, respectively, to determine if first and second transfer functions determined for the first and second comparisons are within a transfer function threshold value of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Kirt A. Winter, Francis E. Bockman