Patents by Inventor Paul Gallagher

Paul Gallagher 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: 20110007103
    Abstract: An apparatus controls a backlight of a display panel of a camera system. The apparatus includes a sub-pixel extracting unit, an ambient light luminance calculating unit, and a backlight controller. The sub-pixel extracting unit extracts sub-pixel luminance values from image data, where the image data is indicative of a current image frame defined by a plurality of pixels, and where each of the pixels includes a plurality of sub-pixels. The ambient light luminance calculating unit calculates an ambient light luminance value of the current image frame from the sub-pixel luminance values extracted by the sub-pixel extracting unit. The backlight controller which generates a backlight control signal based on a comparison between the calculated ambient light luminance value of the current image frame and an ambient light luminance value of a previous image frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bing Han, Paul Gallagher, Yun-tae Lee, Joon-seo Yim
  • Publication number: 20100305902
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus and a method that characterizes the hiding of coating compositions, such as automotive OEM and refinishes paints. The method is directed to sequentially storing in a computing device hiding data obtained by measuring the color difference (?RGB) in reflections of light and dark portions of target areas of a monotonic coating resulting from a coating composition applied over hiding test panel and by measuring coating thicknesses of the monotonic coating that correspond to the target areas, classifying the type of the hiding data, selecting fitting equations applicable to the classified hiding data, fitting the selected equation to match the classified hiding data and locating a hiding thickness on the monotonic coating that corresponds to the threshold value of the color difference at that location to determine the hiding thickness of the coating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Arun Prakash, John Paul Gallagher, Roger Albert Karmes, Allan Blase Joseph Rodrigues
  • Publication number: 20100299256
    Abstract: A system conducts online financial transactions between individuals or between individuals and entities such as banks, merchants and other companies. Each user establishes an online account, which is used to transfer funds to and from other online accounts. Any user may initiate a send money transaction or a request payment transaction with any other entity provided that entity has an e-mail address. The online fund transfer may include a verification of a user's information including verifying a mailing address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Paul Gallagher, Steve Davis, Kaycie Roberts, Robert Simon, Michael Baum, Mieko Schmandt, Peihuan Meng, Ivan Liu, Jorge Noa, Martin Hampton
  • Publication number: 20100275463
    Abstract: A soccer training aid thin rubberized tube slips over the front of a soccer shoe with holes in the bottom of the tube for the shoe's cleats to extend down through. Demarked, preferably colored, “strike” or soccer ball contacting zones on the sides and tops of the tube to indicate where the foot should contact the ball to achieve different maneuvers on the ball. Matching demarked areas on a soccer ball may also be used in conjunction with the mating soccer ball contacting zones on the soccer shoe cover tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Paul Gallagher
  • Patent number: 7822845
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a monitoring device for producing a target composition, such as an automotive paint or an architectural paint. The device includes a client computer in communication with a host computer and means for dispensing required items for making a desired amount of the target composition. The computer readable program code means in the computers identify one or more formulas associated with identification criteria of the target composition and dispense through means for dispensing the required items listed in the formula. The code means search for the required items in the various inventories, including updating the inventories if required. The device can be also used to control the inventory by shipping just in time any components required to produce target compositions, such as refinish tints used in automotive refinish paints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.
    Inventors: Christine Darlene Ames Polarine, James D. Goldschneider, John Paul Gallagher, Robert Vincent Canning, Jr., James Fredrick MacFawn
  • Patent number: 7792720
    Abstract: A system conducts online financial transactions between individuals or between individuals and entities such as banks, merchants and other companies. Each user establishes an online account, which is used to transfer funds to and from other online accounts. Any user may initiate a send money transaction or a request payment transaction with any other entity provided that entity has an e-mail address. The online fund transfer may include a verification of a user's information including verifying a mailing address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Yahoo, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Gallagher, Kaycie Roberts, Michael Baum, Peihuan Meng, Jorge Noa, Steve Davis, Robert Simon, Mieko Schmandt, Ivan Liu, Martin Hampton
  • Publication number: 20090019086
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for identifying one or more matching formulas for matching color and appearance of a target coating containing effect pigments. The present invention is also directed to a system for identifying one or more matching formulas for matching color and appearance of a target coating containing effect pigments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Arun Prakash, Allan Blase Joseph Rodrigues, Judith Elaine Obetz, Wilhelm Kettler, John Paul Gallagher
  • Patent number: 7373329
    Abstract: Systems for effecting online financial transactions between individuals are disclosed. Any user may initiate a send money transaction or a request payment transaction with any other entity provided that entity has an e-mail address. For a send money transaction, the user sending money (payor) enters an amount of funds to be transferred and an e-mail address of the recipient of the funds (payee). The transfer request may include an identity confirmation through which the payor confirms the identity of the payee. The system sends an e-mail message to the payee at the address provided indicating that the amount of funds has been “received” on the payee's behalf. The payee may open an online account or identify an existing online account to complete the transaction as well as provide identity confirmation for the payor. Upon confirmation, the transfer may occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Yahoo, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Gallagher, Steve Davis, Kaycie Roberts, Robert Simon, Michael Baum, Mieko Schmandt, Peihuan Meng, Ivan Liu, Jorge Noa, Martin Hampton
  • Patent number: 7264160
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for monitoring production of a target composition, such as an automotive paint or an architectural paint and a monitoring device used therein. The process includes (a) identifying one or more formulas associated with identification criteria of the target composition, the formula providing a required inventory for making a desired amount of the target composition; (b) generating a current inventory; (c) terminating the process if the current inventory does not match with a stored inventory; or (d) continuing the process if the current inventory matches with the stored inventory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Christine Darlene Ames Polarine, James D. Goldschneider, John Paul Gallagher, Robert Vincent Canning, Jr., James Fredrick MacFawn
  • Publication number: 20070178843
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for automated testing of a handheld device over a network. A first predefined test is executed on a handheld device to generate a first element with a first predefined value for a first parameter associated with the first element and the first element is transmitted over a communication network to a desktop computing device. Receipt of the first element is verified at the desktop computing device. Also verified is that the first parameter associated with the first element has the first predefined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: FMR Corp.
    Inventors: Stephen Singh, Devang Shah, Paul Gallagher, Pradeep Phatak, Anubhav Jindal
  • Patent number: 7120608
    Abstract: Systems and methods for effecting online financial transactions between individuals or between individuals and entities such as banks, merchants and other companies. Each user accesses a fund exchange server to establish an online account, which is used to transfer funds to and from other entities' online accounts. To fund an online account, funds can be transferred to the online account from a funding account, e.g., credit card account, checking or savings account, or other account, or from another online account. To withdraw funds, money can be transferred to a funding account. A verification procedure requires that a user enter information sufficient to effect financial transfers to and from a funding account. The system deposits one or more small amounts into the funding account, and queries the user to enter the amount of each deposit. If the amount(s) match, the account is considered verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Yahoo ! Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Gallagher, Steve Davis, Ivan Liu, Martin Hampton
  • Publication number: 20060163522
    Abstract: A material is used in an apparatus that regulates a fluid to provide sufficient support for a member, such as a seal, yet allow the passage of the fluid in a passageway. The material can be a porous metal which is placed in the passageway so as to be closely aligned with the passageway's opening. The placement of the porous metal at or near the opening allows the seal to rest on the cross-section of the passageway as well as on the support provided by the porous metal. The increase in surface area upon which the seal is support reduces the risk that the seal will be cut and/or abraded, particularly in high pressure environments. The use of the material is the passageway further provides design control over the flow of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Paul Gallagher, Harold Staples, Robert Miller
  • Patent number: 7031939
    Abstract: Systems and methods for effecting online financial transactions between individuals or between individuals and entities such as banks, merchants and other companies. Each user accesses a fund exchange server to establish an online account, which is used to transfer funds to and from other entities' online accounts. To fund an online account, funds can be transferred to the online account from a credit card account or from another online account. To withdraw funds, money can be transferred to a credit card account or other bank account. Any user may initiate a send money transaction or a request payment transaction with any other entity provided that entity has an e-mail address. For a send money transaction, the user sending money (payor) enters an amount of funds to be transferred and an e-mail address of the recipient of the funds (payee). The system sends an e-mail message to the payee at the address provided indicating that the amount of funds has been “received” on the payee's behalf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Gallagher, Steve Davis, Kaycie Robert, Robert Simon, Michael Baum, Mieko Schmandt, Peihuan Meng, Ivan Liu, Jorge Noa, Martin Hampton
  • Publication number: 20060017829
    Abstract: An imager having color sensitivity in any lighting condition is provided by replacing at least one of the green color filtered pixels in a Bayer pattern array with an non-color filtered pixel and providing a different integration period for each color channel. When replacing a color filtered pixel with a non-color filtered pixel, the benefits of both color sensitivity and light sensitivity may be harnessed by providing the color filtered pixels with a longer integration period than the non-color filtered pixels. Color information may be interpolated by performing subtraction logic using non-color and color filter information from adjacent pixels in back-end processing. Integration times for each color channel can be adapted to minimize filter transmission and sensor absorption differences within each frame of data. Temporal displacement of colors of moving objects by having different integration periods may be corrected in back-end processing. Back-end processing may also correct motion blur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventor: Paul Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20050224411
    Abstract: The present invention relates a method for cleaning polymeric microfiltration membranes and membrane units, and to compositions useful in such methods. The compositions include at least one soluble sulfite reducing agent and a compatible solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Gallagher, Tom Rainier, Aaron Balczewski, Daniel Cargnel
  • Publication number: 20050218073
    Abstract: The present invention relates a method for cleaning polymeric microfiltration membranes and membrane units, and to compositions useful in such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Gallagher, Tom Rainier, Aaron Balczewski, Daniel Cargnel
  • Publication number: 20050131813
    Abstract: Systems and methods for effecting online financial transactions between individuals or between individuals and entities such as banks, merchants and other companies. Each user accesses a fund exchange server to establish an online account, which is used to transfer funds to and from other entities' online accounts. To fund an online account, funds can be transferred to the online account from a credit card account or from another online account. To withdraw funds, money can be transferred to a credit card account or other bank account. Any user may initiate a send money transaction or a request payment transaction with any other entity provided that entity has an e-mail address. For a send money transaction, the user sending money (payor) enters an amount of funds to be transferred and an e-mail address of the recipient of the funds (payee). The system sends an e-mail message to the payee at the address provided indicating that the amount of funds has been “received” on the payee's behalf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Gallagher, Steve Davis, Kaycie Roberts, Robert Simon, Michael Baum, Mieko Schmandt, Peihuan Meng, Ivan Liu, Jorge Noa, Martin Hampton
  • Publication number: 20050123200
    Abstract: An apparatus and a concomitant method for portably detecting and recognizing text information in a captured imagery. The present invention is a portable device that is capable of capturing imagery and is also capable of detecting and extracting text information from the captured imagery. The portable device contains an image capturing sensor, a text detection module, an OCR module, a storage device and means for presenting the output to the user or other devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Gregory Myers, Paul Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20050108155
    Abstract: Systems and methods for effecting online financial transactions between individuals or between individuals and entities such as banks, merchants and other companies. Each user accesses a fund exchange server to establish an online account, which is used to transfer funds to and from other entities' online accounts. To fund an online account, funds can be transferred to the online account from a credit card account or from another online account. To withdraw funds, money can be transferred to a credit card account or other bank account. Any user may initiate a send money transaction or a request payment transaction with any other entity provided that entity has an e-mail address. For a send money transaction, the user sending money (payor) enters an amount of funds to be transferred and an e-mail address of the recipient of the funds (payee). The system sends an e-mail message to the payee at the address provided indicating that the amount of funds has been “received” on the payee's behalf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Gallagher, Steve Davis, Kaycie Roberts, Robert Simon, Michael Baum, Mieko Schmandt, Peihuan Meng, Ivan Liu, Jorge Noa, Martin Hampton
  • Publication number: 20040111367
    Abstract: Systems and methods for effecting online financial transactions between individuals or between individuals and entities such as banks, merchants and other companies. Each user accesses a fund exchange server to establish an online account, which is used to transfer funds to and from other entities' online accounts. To fund an online account, funds can be transferred to the online account from a credit card account or from another online account. To withdraw funds, money can be transferred to a credit card account or other bank account. Any user may initiate a send money transaction or a request payment transaction with any other entity provided that entity has an e-mail address. For a send money transaction, the user sending money (payor) enters an amount of funds to be transferred and an e-mail address of the recipient of the funds (payee). The system sends an e-mail message to the payee at the address provided indicating that the amount of funds has been “received” on the payee's behalf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Applicant: Yahoo' Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Gallagher, Steve Davis, Kaycie Roberts, Robert Simon, Michael Baum, Mieko Schmandt, Peihuan Meng, Ivan Liu, Jorge Noa, Martin Hampton