Patents by Inventor Kurt M. Eaton

Kurt M. Eaton 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: 20180373959
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements involving portable user devices such smartphones and wearable electronic devices are disclosed, as well as other devices and sensors distributed within an ambient environment. Some arrangements enable a user to perform an object recognition process in a computationally- and time-efficient manner. Other arrangements enable users and other entities to, either individually or cooperatively, register or enroll physical objects into one or more object registries on which an object recognition process can be performed. Still other arrangements enable users and other entities to, either individually or cooperatively, associate registered or enrolled objects with one or more items of metadata. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Rhoads, Yang Bai, Tony F. Rodriguez, Eliot Rogers, Ravi K. Sharma, John D. Lord, Scott Long, Brian T. MacIntosh, Kurt M. Eaton
  • Patent number: 10152634
    Abstract: Arrangements are detailed to process imagery of an object, captured by a camera, based on contextual data that at least partially characterizes a condition of the object when the imagery was captured. Contextual data can be obtained directly by a sensor or can be derived by pre-processing the captured imagery. The captured imagery can be processed to detect features such as digital watermarks, fingerprints, barcodes, etc. A great number of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Ajith M. Kamath, Kurt M. Eaton
  • Publication number: 20180243872
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention can be characterized as a method for controlling a multi-axis machine tool that includes obtaining a preliminary rotary actuator command (wherein the rotary actuator command has frequency content exceeding a bandwidth of a rotary actuator), generating a processed rotary actuator command based, at least in part, on the preliminary rotary actuator command, the processed rotary actuator command having frequency content within a bandwidth of the rotary actuator and generating a first linear actuator command and a second linear actuator command based, at least in part, on the processed rotary actuator command. The processed rotary actuator command can be output to the rotary actuator, the first linear actuator command can be output to a first linear actuator and the second linear actuator command can be output to a second linear actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Guang Lu, Mehmet E. Alpay, Mike Tyler, Qian XU, Jan Kleinert, Zhibin Lin, Jim D. Brookhyser, Ho Wai Lo, Kurt M. Eaton
  • Patent number: 9990565
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements involving portable user devices such smartphones and wearable electronic devices are disclosed, as well as other devices and sensors distributed within an ambient environment. Some arrangements enable a user to perform an object recognition process in a computationally- and time-efficient manner. Other arrangements enable users and other entities to, either individually or cooperatively, register or enroll physical objects into one or more object registries on which an object recognition process can be performed. Still other arrangements enable users and other entities to, either individually or cooperatively, associate registered or enrolled objects with one or more items of metadata. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Rhoads, Yang Bai, Tony F. Rodriguez, Eliot Rogers, Ravi K. Sharma, John D. Lord, Scott Long, Brian T. MacIntosh, Kurt M. Eaton
  • Patent number: 9981357
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention can be characterized as a method for controlling a multi-axis machine tool that includes obtaining a preliminary rotary actuator command (wherein the rotary actuator command has frequency content exceeding a bandwidth of a rotary actuator), generating a processed rotary actuator command based, at least in part, on the preliminary rotary actuator command, the processed rotary actuator command having frequency content within a bandwidth of the rotary actuator and generating a first linear actuator command and a second linear actuator command based, at least in part, on the processed rotary actuator command. The processed rotary actuator command can be output to the rotary actuator, the first linear actuator command can be output to a first linear actuator and the second linear actuator command can be output to a second linear actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Guang Lu, Mehmet E. Alpay, Mike Tyler, Qian Xu, Jan Kleinert, Zhibin Lin, James D. Brookhyser, Ho Wai Lo, Kurt M. Eaton
  • Patent number: 9905233
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to signal processing techniques for content signals such as audio, images and video signals. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to processing content signals to facilitate recognition of ambient content signals using digital watermarks and/or digital fingerprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Shankar Thagadur Shivappa, Tony F. Rodriguez, Kurt M. Eaton
  • Publication number: 20170236037
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements involving portable user devices such smartphones and wearable electronic devices are disclosed, as well as other devices and sensors distributed within an ambient environment. Some arrangements enable a user to perform an object recognition process in a computationally- and time-efficient manner. Other arrangements enable users and other entities to, either individually or cooperatively, register or enroll physical objects into one or more object registries on which an object recognition process can be performed. Still other arrangements enable users and other entities to, either individually or cooperatively, associate registered or enrolled objects with one or more items of metadata. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Rhoads, Yang Bai, Tony F. Rodriguez, Eliot Rogers, Ravi K. Sharma, John D. Lord, Scott Long, Brian T. MacIntosh, Kurt M. Eaton
  • Publication number: 20160368110
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention can be characterized as a method for controlling a multi-axis machine tool that includes obtaining a preliminary rotary actuator command (wherein the rotary actuator command has frequency content exceeding a bandwidth of a rotary actuator), generating a processed rotary actuator command based, at least in part, on the preliminary rotary actuator command, the processed rotary actuator command having frequency content within a bandwidth of the rotary actuator and generating a first linear actuator command and a second linear actuator command based, at least in part, on the processed rotary actuator command. The processed rotary actuator command can be output to the rotary actuator, the first linear actuator command can be output to a first linear actuator and the second linear actuator command can be output to a second linear actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Guang Lu, Mehmet E. Alpay, Mike Tyler, Qian XU, Jan Kleinert, Zhibin Lin, James D. Brookhyser, Ho Wai Lo, Kurt M. Eaton
  • Publication number: 20160321502
    Abstract: Arrangements are detailed to process imagery of an object, captured by a camera, based on contextual data that at least partially characterizes a condition of the object when the imagery was captured. Contextual data can be obtained directly by a sensor or can be derived by pre-processing the captured imagery. The captured imagery can be processed to detect features such as digital watermarks, fingerprints, barcodes, etc. A great number of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Ajith M. Kamath, Kurt M. Eaton
  • Patent number: 9269022
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements involving portable user devices such smartphones and wearable electronic devices are disclosed, as well as other devices and sensors distributed within an ambient environment. Some arrangements enable a user to perform an object recognition process in a computationally- and time-efficient manner. Other arrangements enable users and other entities to, either individually or cooperatively, register or enroll physical objects into one or more object registries on which an object recognition process can be performed. Still other arrangements enable users and other entities to, either individually or cooperatively, associate registered or enrolled objects with one or more items of metadata. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Rhoads, Yang Bai, Tony F. Rodriguez, Eliot Rogers, Ravi K. Sharma, John D. Lord, Scott Long, Brian T. MacIntosh, Kurt M. Eaton
  • Patent number: 9202136
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements involving portable user devices such smartphones and wearable electronic devices are disclosed, as well as other devices and sensors distributed within an ambient environment. Some arrangements enable a user to perform an object recognition process in a computationally- and time-efficient manner. Other arrangements enable users and other entities to, either individually or cooperatively, register or enroll physical objects into one or more object registries on which an object recognition process can be performed. Still other arrangements enable users and other entities to, either individually or cooperatively, associate registered or enrolled objects with one or more items of metadata. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Rhoads, Yang Bai, Tony F. Rodriguez, Eliot Rogers, Ravi K. Sharma, John D. Lord, Scott Long, Brian T. MacIntosh, John Stach, Robert G. Lyons, Kurt M. Eaton
  • Publication number: 20150310601
    Abstract: In some arrangements, product packaging is digitally watermarked over most of its extent to facilitate high-throughput item identification at retail checkouts. Imagery captured by conventional or plenoptic cameras can be processed (e.g., by GPUs) to derive several different perspective-transformed views—further minimizing the need to manually reposition items for identification. One claim recites a system for capturing imagery of retail items supported by a fixture, comprising: at least one camera unit having at least one operative camera to capture imagery of at least a portion of the retail items supported by the fixture; and one or more processors configured to process the captured imagery to discern identifying information associated with the imaged retail items. In one implementation the at least one camera unit comprises a plurality of cameras, wherein a field of view of a first one of the plurality of cameras overlaps with a field of view of a second one of the plurality of camera units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Tony F. Rodriguez, Hugh L. Brunk, Kurt M. Eaton
  • Publication number: 20150016712
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements involving portable user devices such smartphones and wearable electronic devices are disclosed, as well as other devices and sensors distributed within an ambient environment. Some arrangements enable a user to perform an object recognition process in a computationally- and time-efficient manner. Other arrangements enable users and other entities to, either individually or cooperatively, register or enroll physical objects into one or more object registries on which an object recognition process can be performed. Still other arrangements enable users and other entities to, either individually or cooperatively, associate registered or enrolled objects with one or more items of metadata. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Rhoads, Yang Bai, Tony F. Rodriguez, Eliot Rogers, Ravi K. Sharma, John D. Lord, Scott Long, Brian T. MacIntosh, John Stach, Robert G. Lyons, Kurt M. Eaton