Patents by Inventor Nathan M. Moroney

Nathan M. Moroney 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: 9047804
    Abstract: Processing of a digital image includes using a machine to convert numerical representations of colors in the digital image to lexical representations of the colors. The lexical representations may be used for image processing such as color reproduction. Examples of lexical-based color reproduction include, without limitation, using the lexical representations to perform color correction of an image display device, identifying potential problems with color shifts, generating statistics about lexical boundary crossings, and developing image processing pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Nathan M. Moroney, Ingeborg Tastl
  • Patent number: 8936279
    Abstract: Advertisements in instances of a product are customized prior to distributing the instances to different recipients. Information about the different recipients is received, and information about vendor interest with respect to advertising in the product is received. Customized advertisements are generated for each instance of the product. The customized advertisements in each instance reflect a convergence of the vendor interest and the recipient information. The convergence occurs before the instances are created. As a result, advertising in different instances is customized for the different recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Nathan M. Moroney, Ehud Chatow, Andrew Fitzhugh
  • Patent number: 8762419
    Abstract: A method of applying a color modifier to a color having a corresponding color name. The method involves receiving a color modifier and a color name and determining a displacement value corresponding to the received color modifier. Determining a displacement value corresponding to the received color modifier involves reference to a color naming database including a set of color modifiers having corresponding color-attribute displacement values. The color modifier is applied to the color name by applying the displacement value to a color value corresponding to the color name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Nathan M. Moroney
  • Patent number: 8422016
    Abstract: An apparatus for color sensing is disclosed. The apparatus includes a set of color sensor tolerances for a Non-Contact color sensor device; and a Contact color sensor device, conforming to the set of color sensor tolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Carl Picciotto, Jeffrey M DiCarlo, Miheer Bhachech, Melanie M Gottwals, Nathan M Moroney
  • Publication number: 20120026498
    Abstract: An apparatus for color sensing is disclosed. The apparatus includes a set of color sensor tolerances for a Non-Contact color sensor device; and a Contact color sensor device, conforming to the set of color sensor tolerances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Carl PICCIOTTO, Jeffrey M. DiCarlo, Miheer Bhachech, Melanie M. Gottwals, Nathan M. Moroney
  • Patent number: 7925650
    Abstract: Image management methods, image management systems, and articles of manufacture are described. According to one embodiment, an image management method includes storing a plurality of images using storage circuitry, storing a plurality of representations for respective ones of the images, and the representations comprise data corresponding to a plurality of human comprehensible words of a human readable lexicon and descriptive of respective characteristics of content of the images, associating respective ones of the representations with respective ones of the respective one of the images, accessing search criteria, comparing the search criteria with the representations, identifying a selected one of the images responsive to the comparing, and accessing the selected one of the images from the storage circuitry responsive to the identifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Pere Obrador, Nathan M. Moroney
  • Patent number: 7925121
    Abstract: Processing a collection of images includes identifying a theme for the collection of images, and performing batch processing on the collection of images. The batch processing includes applying a pre-defined group of image editing operations to the images to give the edited images a look and feel that is consistent with the identified theme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Nathan M. Moroney, Ehud Chatow, Andrew E. Fitzhugh
  • Patent number: 7848577
    Abstract: Image processing methods, image management systems, and articles of manufacture are described. According to one embodiment, an image processing method includes accessing image data of a plurality of images, defining a plurality of regions in individual ones of the images, wherein the regions individually comprise a plurality of image forming elements having a common characteristic, comparing a region of one of the images with respect to regions of a plurality of others of the images, and providing information indicative of similarities of the one image relative to the others of the images using results of the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Pere Obrador, Nathan M. Moroney
  • Patent number: 7532759
    Abstract: A method and system for selecting image elements, such as image pixels or vectors, of a digital image provide a set of lexical classifiers, such as a set of color names, which characterize a visual attribute of the image elements such as color. A lexical classifier is assigned to each image element, e.g. by a transform between the image element color values under the original numerical color encoding model of the image and the set of lexical classifiers. A reference lexical classifier is selected, e.g. by selecting an image element and determining its associated lexical classifier, and the image elements are then selected if their lexical classifier corresponds to the reference lexical classifier. The selected image elements may then be acted on as a group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Nathan M. Moroney
  • Patent number: 7466321
    Abstract: A user provides a plurality of video frames for processing, and selects a cartoon color palette. The color of all selected pixels within all selected video frames is changed to that of the closest match in color within the cartoon color palette and is stored in a memory. Optionally, the user may create a custom cartoon color palette, and may select less than all of the pixels in any given video frame for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert P. Cazier, Nathan M. Moroney, Murray D. Craig, Pere Obrador
  • Publication number: 20080267536
    Abstract: Processing a collection of images includes identifying a theme for the collection of images, and performing batch processing on the collection of images. The batch processing includes applying a pre-defined group of image editing operations to the images to give the edited images a look and feel that is consistent with the identified theme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Nathan M. Moroney, Ehud Chatow, Andrew E. Fitzhugh
  • Publication number: 20080270358
    Abstract: A publishing system provides a publisher interface that is dedicated to receive information about creating a publication and that is also dedicated to initiate a search of an information store. The information store contains information about different members who can contribute to various phases of publication creation. The information store is searched to identify at least one member who can contribute to the creation of the publication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Ehud Chatow, Andrew E. Fitzhugh, Nathan M. Moroney
  • Publication number: 20080243608
    Abstract: Customized instances of a publication created. The instances are customized according to interests of different recipients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Ehud Chatow, Andrew E. Fitzhugh, Nathan M. Moroney
  • Publication number: 20080219563
    Abstract: Configuration of a plurality of images for multi-dimensional display includes taking a multi-dimensional layout of the images, and analyzing different sets of locations in the layout. The analysis of each set includes determining whether swapping images at the set of locations would increase local similarity in the set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: Nathan M. Moroney
  • Publication number: 20080025647
    Abstract: Image management methods, image management systems, and articles of manufacture are described. According to one embodiment, an image management method includes storing a plurality of images using storage circuitry, storing a plurality of representations for respective ones of the images, and the representations comprise data corresponding to a plurality of human comprehensible words of a human readable lexicon and descriptive of respective characteristics of content of the images, associating respective ones of the representations with respective ones of the respective one of the images, accessing search criteria, comparing the search criteria with the representations, identifying a selected one of the images responsive to the comparing, and accessing the selected one of the images from the storage circuitry responsive to the identifying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventors: Pere Obrador, Nathan M. Moroney
  • Publication number: 20080025629
    Abstract: Image processing methods, image management systems, and articles of manufacture are described. According to one embodiment, an image processing method includes accessing image data of a plurality of images, defining a plurality of regions in individual ones of the images, wherein the regions individually comprise a plurality of image forming elements having a common characteristic, comparing a region of one of the images with respect to regions of a plurality of others of the images, and providing information indicative of similarities of the one image relative to the others of the images using results of the comparing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventors: Pere Obrador, Nathan M. Moroney
  • Patent number: 7289666
    Abstract: Processing of an image includes estimating a parameter for local color correction. The parameter estimation includes computing a cumulative histogram path length of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Nathan M. Moroney
  • Patent number: 6919905
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a display using a plurality of visual stimuli. A plurality of visual stimuli having an associated digital count and an associated position are displayed. The digital count of each of the visual stimuli are adjusted wherein the plurality of visual stimuli are ordered and there are perceived lightness differences between the visual stimuli. An offset is estimated based on the digital count and the position of the visual stimuli. A gain is estimated based on the offset. A gamma is estimated based on the gain, the offset, the digital count and an estimate of luminance of the visual stimuli. An average gamma is estimated by determining the average value of the gamma for the plurality of visual stimuli. In one embodiment, the visual stimuli are a series of patches positioned in a row, each patch of having a pre-assigned gray level and having a visual control to lighten or darken the visual stimuli, wherein the gray level corresponds to the digital count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Nathan M. Moroney
  • Patent number: 6832824
    Abstract: In one form of the invention, one sensor determines mutual alignment of pens; a second sensor measures color of dots formed on a print medium by the pens. Another form has two carriages—one moving pens to mark on a medium and the second used to refine quality of images produced. In a third form, a sensor measures color of test patterns by one or more pens; a hood—generally around the sensor laterally relative to a sensing direction—excludes ambient light from the sensor during measuring; a mechanism advances the hood along the sensing direction toward the patterns. In a fourth form, a pen ejects multiple liquid-ink drops onto a medium, and a sensor infrequently measures color of resulting dots—only when the pen is not forming images. In addition to these four forms of the invention, three others are detailed in the text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Baker, Nathan M. Moroney, Josep Miguel Canal
  • Patent number: 6822762
    Abstract: An input image represented by a set of input pixel values is color-corrected by locally modifying the input pixel values according to pixel neighborhoods; and determining an output image having a set of output pixel values. Each set of output pixel values equals a non-linear combination of a set of input pixel values and its corresponding set of modified pixel values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Nathan M. Moroney, Raymond G Beausoleil, Irwin Sobel