Patents by Inventor Michael J. Telek

Michael J. Telek 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: 20210103146
    Abstract: A personal display device for displaying virtual images to a wearer. The personal display device includes a frame having a right temple section, a left temple section, a right rear section, a left rear section, a right eye see-through section, and a left eye see-through section; a projection display device connected to the frame for projecting an image to the wearer; at least one waveguide stack module connected to the frame for propagating image-bearing light beams along a length of the at least one waveguide stack module, the at least one waveguide stack module being configured to receive the image from the projection display device and detected touch motions of the wearer sensed by the touchpad including sensing directions of the touch motions of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Paul Travers, Tyler Porter, Robert Schultz, Gregory Moens, Connor Hack, Adalberto Perez Reyes, Kevin Lloyd, Marc J. Krolczyk, Michael J. Telek, Paul A. Boris, Robert W. Gray, Alexander Kelly
  • Patent number: 10754600
    Abstract: Instructions to print and deliver a printed item to a destination are received by a self-navigating mobile printer that makes autonomous printing decisions. An internal controller of the mobile printer autonomously determines whether to print the printed item using an internal printer within the mobile printer or an external printer, which may print faster and at lower cost than the internal printer. A self-drive unit of the mobile printer can move the mobile printer to an external printer, based on the internal controller's determination to print the printed item using the external printer. The printed item can be automatically retrieved from an output of the external printer and fed into a storage compartment of the apparatus, using an automated retrieval feeder of the mobile printer. The mobile printer then moves to the destination using the self-drive unit under control of the internal controller to deliver the printed item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Brown, David M. Parsons, Michael J. Telek, Marc J. Krolczyk
  • Patent number: 10623596
    Abstract: A document processing apparatus has a physical design element on the exterior surface. The physical design element has lighting elements adapted to change color. An app is adapted to be supplied to an external computing device. The app causes a screen of the external computing device to display an icon matching the physical design element. The app is adapted to communicate with the document processing apparatus through the external computing device. The app is adapted to simultaneously change the appearance of the icon and the physical design element during different steps of document processing operations to keep the icon matching the physical design element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Brown, David M. Parsons, Marc J. Krolczyk, Michael J. Telek
  • Patent number: 8782531
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for presenting digital images using a plurality of digital media frames separated spatially along at least two axes. In one aspect the method comprises the steps of obtaining the digital images to be presented determining the multi-dimensional relationship between the digital media frames analyzing the digital images and any associated metadata to assign an image perspective determination to each of the digital images and determining an arrangement of the digital images for presentation on the plurality of the digital media frames according to the multi-dimensional relationship between the digital media frames and according to the determined image perspectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Joel S. Lawther, Dale F. McIntyre, Joseph A. Manico, Michael J. Telek, John R. Fredlund
  • Patent number: 8600191
    Abstract: In a first aspect of the invention, a method is provided for forming a group image. In accordance with the method, a set of imaging information is obtained depicting a scene over a period of time. Elements in the set of imaging information are distinguished and attributes of the elements in the set of image information are examined. Imaging information is selected from the set of imaging information depicting each element with the selection being made according to the attributes for that element. A group image is formed based upon the set of imaging information with the archival image incorporating the selected image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Carolyn A. Zacks, Michael J. Telek, Dan Harel, Frank Marino
  • Patent number: 8477114
    Abstract: Display devices and methods for operating the same are provided. In one embodiment, the display device has an electronic display having an active area for presenting visual content; a housing holding the electronic display and having an opening allowing a person to view a first portion of the active area; and a bezel about the opening, the bezel covering a second portion of the active area and providing a window through which at least a part of the second portion can be viewed. A sensor system senses when a person is close to touching the bezel or when a person is in touch with the bezel and generates a sensor signal; and a controller is operable to adjust the appearance of the active area in the part of the second portion when the controller determines that a person has touched the bezel or is close to touching the bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Miller, Jerald J. Muszak, Michael J. Telek
  • Publication number: 20130002593
    Abstract: Display devices and methods for operating the same are provided. In one embodiment, the display device has an electronic display having an active area for presenting visual content; a housing holding the electronic display and having an opening allowing a person to view a first portion of the active area; and a bezel about the opening, the bezel covering a second portion of the active area and providing a window through which at least a part of the second portion can be viewed. A sensor system senses when a person is close to touching the bezel or when a person is in touch with the bezel and generates a sensor signal; and a controller is operable to adjust the appearance of the active area in the part of the second portion when the controller determines that a person has touched the bezel or is close to touching the bezel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Michael E. Miller, Jerald J. Muszak, Michael J. Telek
  • Patent number: 8330739
    Abstract: Display devices and methods for operating the same are provided. In one embodiment, the display device has an electronic display having an active area for presenting visual content; a housing holding the electronic display and having an opening allowing a person to view a first portion of the active area; and a bezel about the opening, the bezel covering a second portion of the active area and providing a window through which at least a part of the second portion can be viewed. A sensor system senses when a person is close to touching the bezel or when a person is in touch with the bezel and generates a sensor signal; and a controller is operable to adjust the appearance of the active area in the part of the second portion when the controller determines that a person has touched the bezel or is close to touching the bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael E. Miller, Jerald J. Muszak, Michael J. Telek
  • Patent number: 8310462
    Abstract: Display devices and methods for operating the same are provided. In one embodiment, the display device has an electronic display having an active area for presenting visual content; a housing holding the electronic display and having an opening allowing a person to view a first portion of the active area; and a bezel about the opening, the bezel covering a second portion of the active area and providing a window through which at least a part of the second portion can be viewed. A sensor system senses when a person is close to touching the bezel or when a person is in touch with the bezel and generates a sensor signal; and a controller is operable to adjust the appearance of the active area in the part of the second portion when the controller determines that a person has touched the bezel or is close to touching the bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael E. Miller, Jerald J. Muszak, Michael J. Telek
  • Patent number: 8307046
    Abstract: A method for setting up a system for sharing images among a plurality of users in a first image sequence. The method includes providing a plurality of digital images to a controlling computer having software for controlling the sharing of the digital images among a plurality of designated users in the first image sequence; providing a list of list of electronic addresses for the designated users; forwarding an invitation to the designated users for gaining access to the plurality of images over a communication network by the controlling computer; forwarding user software to the designated users that accept the invitation; and automatically forwarding the plurality of digital images in a predetermined sequence to the designated users that accepted the invitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Juan E. Ortiz, Mark D. Dawson, Dale F. McIntyre, Michael J. Telek, John K. McBride
  • Patent number: 8305452
    Abstract: Pre-image-acquisition information is obtained by a digital camera and transmitted to a system external to the digital camera. The system is configured to provide image-acquisition settings to the digital camera. In this regard, the digital camera receives the image-acquisition settings from the external system and performs an image-acquisition sequence based at least upon the received image-acquisition settings. Accordingly, the determination of image-acquisition settings can be performed remotely from the digital camera, where data-processing resources can greatly exceed those within the digital camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John R. Fredlund, Bruce H. Pillman, Andrew C. Gallagher, Andrew C. Blose, John N. Border, Kevin M. Gobeyn, Richard B. Wheeler, Michael J. Telek
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120162120
    Abstract: Display devices and methods for operating the same are provided. In one embodiment, the display device has an electronic display having an active area for presenting visual content; a housing holding the electronic display and having an opening allowing a person to view a first portion of the active area; and a bezel about the opening, the bezel covering a second portion of the active area and providing a window through which at least a part of the second portion can be viewed. A sensor system senses when a person is close to touching the bezel or when a person is in touch with the bezel and generates a sensor signal; and a controller is operable to adjust the appearance of the active area in the part of the second portion when the controller determines that a person has touched the bezel or is close to touching the bezel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Michael E. Miller, Jerald J. Muszak, Michael J. Telek
  • Publication number: 20120154321
    Abstract: Display devices and methods for operating the same are provided. In one embodiment, the display device has an electronic display having an active area for presenting visual content; a housing holding the electronic display and having an opening allowing a person to view a first portion of the active area; and a bezel about the opening, the bezel covering a second portion of the active area and providing a window through which at least a part of the second portion can be viewed. A sensor system senses when a person is close to touching the bezel or when a person is in touch with the bezel and generates a sensor signal; and a controller is operable to adjust the appearance of the active area in the part of the second portion when the controller determines that a person has touched the bezel or is close to touching the bezel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Michael E. Miller, Jerald J. Muszak, Michael J. Telek
  • Publication number: 20120131359
    Abstract: A digital image display device for displaying a collection of digital images, comprising: a display screen; a processor; a power control circuit for enabling an active display mode for displaying digital images on the display screen and a reduced power mode wherein the display screen does not display digital images; a network interface for communicating with a network; an image memory for storing digital images; and a processor-accessible program memory. The program memory stores executable instructions for causing the processor to execute the steps of: receiving one or more digital images from a network server using the network interface; storing the received digital images in the image memory; if the power control circuit is in the reduced power mode when the digital images are received setting it to operate in the active display mode; and displaying the stored received digital images on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Lawrence B. Landry, Michael J. Telek, Lars D. Perkins
  • Publication number: 20120131465
    Abstract: A method for remotely viewing digital images provided to a digital image display device, the digital image display device including an image memory for storing a plurality of digital images, a display screen, and a network interface for communicating with a network, the method comprising: providing a remote viewing interface for the digital image display device, the remote viewing interface being accessible over the network from a location remote from the digital image display device; displaying one of the plurality of stored digital images on the display screen; and simultaneously displaying, on the remote viewing interface, information indicating which of the plurality of stored digital images is currently displayed on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Michael J. Telek, Lawrence B. Landry, Kenneth A. Parulski
  • Publication number: 20120130845
    Abstract: A digital image display device for displaying a collection of digital images, comprising: a display screen; a processor; a user interface including one or more user interface elements for enabling a user to control the behavior of the digital image display device; a network interface for communicating with a network; an image memory for storing digital images; and a processor-accessible program memory. The program memory stores executable instructions for causing the processor to execute the steps of: receiving user interface control information from a network server via the network interface; disabling at least a portion of the user interface elements responsive to the received user interface control information to selectively disabled at least a portion of the user interface elements of the digital image display device; and displaying stored digital images on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Michael J. Telek, Lawrence B. Landry
  • Publication number: 20120124517
    Abstract: A digital image display device for displaying a collection of digital media assets, comprising a display screen; a processor; a network connection for receiving digital media assets provided by a plurality of individuals; an image memory for storing the received digital media assets together with associated metadata; and a user interface. A program memory stores instructions for causing the processor to execute the steps of: displaying identifiers on the display screen for a plurality of individuals who have provided digital media assets; receiving input from a user of the digital image display device identifying a particular individual; selecting digital media assets provided by the identified individual responsive to the metadata; and displaying the selected digital media assets on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Lawrence B. Landry, Michael J. Telek, Lars D. Perkins
  • Patent number: 8154523
    Abstract: Display devices and methods for operating the same are provided. In one embodiment, the display device has an electronic display having an active area for presenting visual content; a housing holding the electronic display and having an opening allowing a person to view a first portion of the active area; and a bezel about the opening, the bezel covering a second portion of the active area and providing a window through which at least a part of the second portion can be viewed. A sensor system senses when a person is close to touching the bezel or when a person is in touch with the bezel and generates a sensor signal; and a controller is operable to adjust the appearance of the active area in the part of the second portion when the controller determines that a person has touched the bezel or is close to touching the bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael E. Miller, Jerald J. Muszak, Michael J. Telek
  • Patent number: D916783
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Brown, David M. Parsons, Marc J. Krolczyk, Michael J. Telek