Patents by Inventor Kurt Nathan Nordback

Kurt Nathan Nordback 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: 11373626
    Abstract: A method for processing images in an information sharing and collaboration environment includes: receiving a plurality of graphical contents including a first graphical content from a first source and a second graphical content from a second source different from the first source within the information sharing and collaboration environment and overlapping the first and second graphical contents; determining a probability that the first graphical content was created before the second graphical content; rendering, using a transparency blending formula and based on the probability that the first graphical content was created before the second graphical content, an opacity of an overlapped portion of the first and second graphical contents; and displaying, on a display, the overlapped first and second graphical contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Publication number: 20220059056
    Abstract: A method for processing images in an information sharing and collaboration environment includes: receiving a plurality of graphical contents including a first graphical content from a first source and a second graphical content from a second source different from the first source within the information sharing and collaboration environment and overlapping the first and second graphical contents; determining a probability that the first graphical content was created before the second graphical content; rendering, using a transparency blending formula and based on the probability that the first graphical content was created before the second graphical content, an opacity of an overlapped portion of the first and second graphical contents; and displaying, on a display, the overlapped first and second graphical contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Patent number: 11214050
    Abstract: The method includes: obtaining a first file of a computer-aided design (CAD) application; identifying, within the first file, a first 3D shape associated with a 3D infill pattern; generating a second file including: a first section specifying the 3D infill pattern; and a second section including instructions describing the first 3D shape filled with multiple instances of the 3D infill pattern by referencing the first section. The first section and the second section are separate in the second file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Patent number: 11003258
    Abstract: A method for controlling an integrated laser pointer of a projector includes causing the integrated laser pointer to, in response to commands from a processor: switch the integrated laser pointer to an ON state and adjust a position of the integrated laser pointer to display a dot on a predetermined position of a projected image, switch between the ON state and an OFF state in synchronization with a change in a content of the projected image, switch between an automatic mode and a manual mode, and switch to the OFF state and stop displaying the dot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Publication number: 20200310559
    Abstract: A method for controlling an integrated laser pointer of a projector includes causing the integrated laser pointer to, in response to commands from a processor: switch the integrated laser pointer to an ON state and adjust a position of the integrated laser pointer to display a dot on a predetermined position of a projected image, switch between the ON state and an OFF state in synchronization with a change in a content of the projected image, switch between an automatic mode and a manual mode, and switch to the OFF state and stop displaying the dot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Publication number: 20200223214
    Abstract: The method includes: obtaining a first file of a computer-aided design (CAD) application; identifying, within the first file, a first 3D shape associated with a 3D infill pattern; generating a second file including: a first section specifying the 3D infill pattern; and a second section including instructions describing the first 3D shape filled with multiple instances of the 3D infill pattern by referencing the first section. The first section and the second section are separate in the second file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Patent number: 10681317
    Abstract: In a color correction method, a reference area is selected in a document page, which is rendered to produce image data. The reference area can be a company logo, a letter or character in a line of text, or other graphic object. The reference area need not be a set calibration chart. The image data is used by a projector to display the document page on a screen. Ambient light may cause colors in the displayed document page to be noticeably different from the intended colors specified in the document page. A camera takes a picture of the displayed document page, and a target area is identified in the camera image based on a characteristic of the reference area that was previously selected. Corrected image data is generated based on a color difference between the reference area and the target area. The projector uses the corrected image data to display the document page, this time with colors that are closer to or the same as the intended colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Patent number: 10675857
    Abstract: A method for three-dimensional (3D) printing. The method includes: obtaining a native file of a computer-aided design (CAD) application; identifying, within the native file, a first 3D shape associated with a 3D infill pattern; generating a slicer description language file including: a first section specifying the 3D infill pattern; and a second section including instructions to print the first 3D shape filled with multiple instances of the 3D infill pattern by referencing the first section, where the first section and the second section are separate in the slicer description language file; and sending the slicer description language file to a 3D printer for printing the first 3D shape filled with the 3D infill pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Publication number: 20190306477
    Abstract: In a color correction method, a reference area is selected in a document page, which is rendered to produce image data. The reference area can be a company logo, a letter or character in a line of text, or other graphic object. The reference area need not be a set calibration chart. The image data is used by a projector to display the document page on a screen. Ambient light may cause colors in the displayed document page to be noticeably different from the intended colors specified in the document page. A camera takes a picture of the displayed document page, and a target area is identified in the camera image based on a characteristic of the reference area that was previously selected. Corrected image data is generated based on a color difference between the reference area and the target area. The projector uses the corrected image data to display the document page, this time with colors that are closer to or the same as the intended colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan NORDBACK
  • Patent number: 10031779
    Abstract: A method of managing computing resources and reducing execution time. The method includes: receiving, by a computing resource scheduler, a request to calculate a first value based on a first input data set; initiating, by the computing resource scheduler and on a plurality of computing resources, parallel execution of a plurality of processes to calculate the first value, where each of the plurality of processes is configured to independently calculate the first value based on the first data set; receiving, by the computing resource scheduler, the first value from a first winning process of the plurality of processes; and freeing the plurality of computing resources by aborting a losing process of the plurality of processes in response to receiving the first value from the first winning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Publication number: 20180186092
    Abstract: A method for three-dimensional (3D) printing. The method includes: obtaining a native file of a computer-aided design (CAD) application; identifying, within the native file, a first 3D shape associated with a 3D infill pattern; generating a slicer description language file including: a first section specifying the 3D infill pattern; and a second section including instructions to print the first 3D shape filled with multiple instances of the 3D infill pattern by referencing the first section, where the first section and the second section are separate in the slicer description language file; and sending the slicer description language file to a 3D printer for printing the first 3D shape filled with the 3D infill pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Publication number: 20170286165
    Abstract: A method of managing computing resources and reducing execution time. The method includes: receiving, by a computing resource scheduler, a request to calculate a first value based on a first input data set; initiating, by the computing resource scheduler and on a plurality of computing resources, parallel execution of a plurality of processes to calculate the first value, where each of the plurality of processes is configured to independently calculate the first value based on the first data set; receiving, by the computing resource scheduler, the first value from a first winning process of the plurality of processes; and freeing the plurality of computing resources by aborting a losing process of the plurality of processes in response to receiving the first value from the first winning process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Publication number: 20170061636
    Abstract: A method for computer recognition of a shape described by a path. The method includes: obtaining a parameterized version of the path having a plurality of points; calculating a plurality of tangent angles for the plurality of points; determining a distribution for the plurality of tangent angles; obtaining a plurality of reference distributions for a plurality of reference shapes; comparing the distribution with the plurality of reference distributions; and matching, based on the comparing, the shape to one of the plurality of reference shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Patent number: 9323492
    Abstract: Methods disclosed permit the printing of online content in a manner that optimally uses printer capability. A method for printing web page content can comprise: receiving a print request for a first print data associated with the web page at a printer, wherein the print request includes the web-page URL; generating a request for a second print data, wherein the request for the second print data is based on the web-page URL, and the second print data is associated with the first print data; and printing according to the second print data received in response to the request. For example, for online maps, the first print data can be low resolution map data while the second print data can be higher resolution map data. For online images, the first print data can be RGB image data while the second print data can be CMYK image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Publication number: 20150331647
    Abstract: Methods disclosed permit the printing of online content in a manner that optimally uses printer capability. A method for printing web page content can comprise: receiving a print request for a first print data associated with the web page at a printer, wherein the print request includes the web-page URL; generating a request for a second print data, wherein the request for the second print data is based on the web-page URL, and the second print data is associated with the first print data; and printing according to the second print data received in response to the request. For example, for online maps, the first print data can be low resolution map data while the second print data can be higher resolution map data. For online images, the first print data can be RGB image data while the second print data can be CMYK image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Patent number: 8740625
    Abstract: Systems and methods consistent with embodiments presented pertain to the stochastic regression testing of software PDL processors. Test input for PDL processors, which include language processors and raster image processors, may be generated by randomly altering the values of one or more of text, graphical object parameters, image object parameters, graphical combination parameters in an existing PDL input file. In another embodiment, test input for PDL processors may be generated by randomly selecting a first token from a lexical token dictionary and combining the first token with at least one of a plurality of second tokens randomly selected from the lexical token dictionary, so that the combination of the first token and the plurality of second lexical tokens satisfies the syntactical rules for the PDL. In a further embodiment, existing tests in a test pool may split and recombined in a syntactically correct manner to generate new tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Patent number: 8699042
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing blending operations on color documents described in a PDL in one of at least two modes. In a first mode, a specified colorspace associated with one PDL group is replaced with a second colorspace, wherein the second colorspace is native to a target device. Blending operations can then be performed on the PDL group using the second colorspace. In the second mode, blending operations are performed using the colorspace specified for the PDL group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Patent number: 8570340
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for demoting color data associated with at least one entity, wherein the entity comprises at least one sub-entity. The at least one sub-entity may be marked as demotable, if the color data associated with the at least one sub-entity is demotable. The at least one entity may be marked as demotable, if all sub-entities enclosed in the at least one entity are demotable. The color data of at least one marked rasterizable entity may be demoted, wherein the at least one marked rasterizable entity may be selected from a set comprising of marked entities and marked sub-entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Patent number: 8432572
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for identifying candidates for trapping in a frame buffer by correlating display list object information stored in an object-ID plane with pixel data in the frame buffer. In some embodiments, the display list of objects may be generated from the PDL description of a document. In some embodiments, object boundaries may be computed by assigning unique identifiers to objects in the object-ID plane and using morphological techniques to identify object boundaries. Object boundary information may then be utilized to perform trapping on pixels in the frame buffer. The methods described may be performed on a computer and/or a printing device and implemented using one or more of combination of hardware, software, and/or firmware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback
  • Publication number: 20110157620
    Abstract: Systems and methods consistent with embodiments presented pertain to the stochastic regression testing of software PDL processors. Test input for PDL processors, which include language processors and raster image processors, may be generated by randomly altering the values of one or more of text, graphical object parameters, image object parameters, graphical combination parameters in an existing PDL input file. In another embodiment, test input for PDL processors may be generated by randomly selecting a first token from a lexical token dictionary and combining the first token with at least one of a plurality of second tokens randomly selected from the lexical token dictionary, so that the combination of the first token and the plurality of second lexical tokens satisfies the syntactical rules for the PDL. In a further embodiment, existing tests in a test pool may split and recombined in a syntactically correct manner to generate new tests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Kurt Nathan Nordback