Patents by Inventor Paul J. Kane

Paul J. Kane 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: 11399995
    Abstract: A powered balancing mobility device that can provide the user the ability to safely navigate expected environments of daily living including the ability to maneuver in confined spaces and to climb curbs, stairs, and other obstacles, and to travel safely and comfortably in vehicles. The mobility device can provide elevated, balanced travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Stewart M. Coulter, Brian G. Gray, Dirk A. van der Merwe, Susan D. Dastous, Daniel F. Pawlowski, Bob Peret, Dean Kamen, Derek G. Kane, Dave Doherty, Matthew A. Norris, Alexander D. Streeter, David J. Couture, Matthew J. Myers, Matthew B. Kinberger, Constance D. Pitenis, Allison E. Key-Wallace, David E. Collins, Erik N. Sabin, Katie A. DeLaurentis, Catharine N. Flynn, Elizabeth Rousseau, Thomas A. Doyon, Dale B. McGrath, Ryan Adams, Prashant Bhat, Trevor A. Conway, David J. Meehan, Tania M. F. Zirn, Paul R. Curtin, Zachary E. Cranfield, James J. Dattolo, Atlant G. Schmidt, III, Steven B. Meuse, George W. Marchant, Jr., Jeffrey C. Marrion
  • Publication number: 20210331448
    Abstract: Provided herein is a polymer metal hybrid (PMH) laminate comprising a metal layer A; at least one adhesive layer B in direct contact with metal layer A; and a surface layer C comprising at least one polyamide. In the PMH laminate, adhesive layer B comprises epoxy functionality and does not comprise an epoxy curing agent; and surface layer C is a monolayer, bilayer, or multilayer film. Further provided are methods of producing the PMH laminates, overmolded PMH laminates, methods of producing the overmolded PMH laminates, and articles obtained using the PMH laminates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Robert A. Coy, Paul J. Kane, Everette R. Rinehart, Tyler J. Auvil
  • Publication number: 20200198197
    Abstract: A polymer-metal hybrid article comprising: a surface layer A comprising a polyamide or polypropylene polymer, a thermoplastic adhesive layer B comprising: B1) at least 50 wt. percent of a nonfunctionalized thermoplastic polyolefin having a melting point of from about 80 to 200° C. and B2) less than 50 wt. percent of a functionalized thermoplastic polyolefin comprising from 0.02 to 10 weight percent of a carboxyl functional group wherein the carboxyl functional group content of layer B ranges from 0.02 to 1.5 weight percent, and a metal layer C in an A/B/C structure. These polymer-metal hybrid articles can be overmolded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Paul J. Kane, Robert A. Coy
  • Patent number: 9111498
    Abstract: Controlling a head-mounted display includes providing a head-mounted display, the head-mounted display includes a switchable viewing area that is switched between a transparent viewing state and an information viewing state. The transparent viewing state is transparent with respect to the viewing area and enables a user of the head-mounted display to view the scene outside the head-mounted display in the user's line of sight. The information viewing state is opaque with respect to the viewing area and displays information in the switchable viewing area visible to a user of the head-mounted display. An external environmental state detector provides an external stimulus notification in response to a detected change in the external environment and causes the viewing state to automatically switch in response to the external stimulus notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: John N. Border, Ronald S. Cok, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Sen Wang, Lawrence B. Landry, Paul J. Kane
  • Patent number: 8934000
    Abstract: A system (10) for two-dimensional (2-D) or three-dimensional (3-D) display of images includes a projector (100) for projecting the images; a processor (20) for determining whether to project 2-D or 3-D images; glasses (30) for viewing the 3-D images; a first transmitter (22) for synchronizing the projector with the glasses for viewing 3-D images; a switch (34) in the glasses to detect whether the glasses are on or off; a second transmitter (36) in the glasses for transmitting on/off position information; a receiver (24) for receiving switch position information from the second transmitter; wherein the receiver sends the on/off information to the processor; and wherein the processor switches the projector to project 2-D when the glasses are off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul J. Kane, Cathleen D. Cerosaletti
  • Patent number: 8844802
    Abstract: A method for encoding information in structured illumination pattern (120) includes selecting information to be encoded; characterizing a relief pattern (130) of an object's (115) surface; selecting at least one portion of the object's surface including the surface relief pattern; creating at least one structured illumination pattern responsive to the selected surface relief pattern and the selected information; and storing the structured illumination pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Paul J. Kane
  • Patent number: 8847972
    Abstract: A method for adapting color appearance of a display (200) for low luminance conditions includes operating a projection (100) to display images on a display surface (30); detecting ambient light conditions and displayed image brightness; determining low luminance conditions based on the detected ambient light conditions and the detected display brightness; determining changes in color appearance to be applied to the displayed images based on the low luminance conditions, a model of photopic vision of the human eye, and a model of mesopic vision of the human eye; and applying the determined changes in the color appearance to image data using an image processor (130) that alters the image data for the projected images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Paul J. Kane, Andrew F. Kurtz
  • Patent number: 8785906
    Abstract: An area illumination inorganic electro-luminescent device including a substrate; and an array of one or more commonly addressed, light-emitting elements. Each commonly-addressed, light-emitting element includes a first electrode layer formed over the substrate, one or more light-emitting layers formed over the first electrode layer and a second electrode layer formed over the light-emitting layer. The light-emitting layers include multiple core/shell quantum dot emitters formed in a common polycrystalline semiconductor matrix, and a number of different core/shell quantum dot emitters emit light with a spectral power distribution having a peak and a FWHM bandwidth, such that the peak wavelengths differ by an amount less than or equal to the average FWHM bandwidth of the different core/shell quantum dot emitters within the range of 460 to 670 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael E. Miller, Paul J. Kane, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 8773550
    Abstract: A method of using an image capture device to identify range information for objects in a scene includes providing an image capture device having an image sensor, at least two coded apertures, and a lens; storing in a memory a set of blur parameters derived from range calibration data for each coded aperture; capturing images of the scene having a plurality of objects using each of the coded apertures; providing a set of deblurred images using the captured images from each coded aperture and each of the blur parameters from the stored set; and using the set of deblurred images to determine the range information for the objects in the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Paul J. Kane, Sen Wang
  • Patent number: 8630481
    Abstract: An apparatus for authentication of three-dimensional (3D) structures includes a projector (1510) for projecting a first pattern of illumination (1520) on the three-dimensional structure; a sensor (1525) for detecting a first reflected pattern (1540) from the three-dimensional structure; a computer (1530) for analyzing the first reflected pattern for a first pre-determined characteristic; and wherein the computer authenticates the three-dimensional structure if the pre-determined characteristic is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul J. Kane, Elena A. Fedorovskaya
  • Publication number: 20130156330
    Abstract: An apparatus for authentication of three-dimensional (3D) structures includes a projector (1510) for projecting a first pattern of illumination (1520) on the three-dimensional structure; a sensor (1525) for detecting a first reflected pattern (1540) from the three-dimensional structure; a computer (1530) for analyzing the first reflected pattern for a first pre-determined characteristic; and wherein the computer authenticates the three-dimensional structure if the pre-determined characteristic is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Paul J. Kane, Elena A. Fedorovskaya
  • Publication number: 20130153651
    Abstract: A method for encoding information in structured illumination pattern (120) includes selecting information to be encoded; characterizing a relief pattern (130) of an object's (115) surface; selecting at least one portion of the object's surface including the surface relief pattern; creating at least one structured illumination pattern responsive to the selected surface relief pattern and the selected information; and storing the structured illumination pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Paul J. Kane
  • Patent number: 8436912
    Abstract: A method of using an image capture device to identify range information for objects in a scene includes providing an image capture device having an image sensor, at least two coded apertures, and a lens; storing in a memory a set of blur parameters derived from range calibration data for each coded aperture; capturing images of the scene having a plurality of objects using each of the coded apertures; providing a set of deblurred images using the captured images from each coded aperture and each of the blur parameters from the stored set; and using the set of deblurred images to determine the range information for the objects in the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Paul J. Kane, Sen Wang
  • Patent number: 8432479
    Abstract: A method of using an image capture device to identify range information for objects in a scene, includes providing an image capture device having at least one image sensor, a lens and a coded aperture, storing in a memory a set of blur kernels derived from range calibration data for the coded aperture, capturing a first and second image of the scene having a plurality of objects, corresponding to first and second optical magnifications, respectively. The method further includes providing a set of deblurred images using the capture images from each magnification and each of the blur kernels from the stored set, and using the set of deblurred images to determine the range information for the objects in the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Kane, Sen Wang
  • Patent number: 8330852
    Abstract: A method of using an image capture device to identify range information for objects in a scene includes providing an image capture device having an image sensor, a coded aperture having circular symmetry, and a lens; storing in a memory a set of blur parameters derived from range calibration data; capturing images of the scene having a plurality of objects; producing a set of reference edge images using the blur parameters from the stored set; providing a set of deblurred images using the captured image, the reference edges and each of the blur parameters from the stored set; and using the set of deblurred images to determine the range information for the objects in the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul J. Kane, Majid Rabbani, Sen Wang
  • Patent number: 8305485
    Abstract: Method of using an image capture device to identify range information for objects in a scene includes providing an image capture device at least one image sensor, a coded aperture, a first optical path including the coded aperture and a second optical path not including the coded aperture; storing in a memory a set of blur parameters derived from range calibration data for the coded aperture; capturing a first and second image of the scene, corresponding to the first and second optical paths, the second image having equal or higher resolution than the first; providing a set of deblurred images using the first capture image and each of the blur parameters from the stored set; using the set of deblurred images to determine the range information for the objects captured by the first optical path; and using the range information to control the image capture or processing of second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul J. Kane, Rodney L. Miller, Sen Wang
  • Patent number: 8217996
    Abstract: A method for display of stereoscopic images defines at least first and second unequal subsets of viewers and provides at least the first subset of viewers with a first decoding device for viewing displayed stereoscopic images. From a single display apparatus, separate images are displayed for each eye of at least the first and second subsets of viewers in a repeated sequence of displaying the image for the first eye of all viewers during a first time interval; displaying the image for the second eye of the first subset of viewers during a second time interval; and displaying the image for the second eye of the second subset of viewers during a third time interval. The first, second, and third time intervals are non-overlapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul J. Kane, Patrick A. Cosgrove, Cathleen D. Cerosaletti
  • Patent number: 8207668
    Abstract: A white light-emitting microcavity light-emitting diode device, comprising: a) A reflective electrode and a semi-transparent electrode formed over a substrate and an unpatterned white-light-emitting layer formed between the reflective electrode and the semi-transparent electrode, the reflective electrode, semi-transparent electrode, and unpatterned white-light-emitting layer forming an optical cavity. Either the reflective or semi-transparent electrode is patterned to form independently-controllable light-emitting sub-pixel elements. b) Color filters are formed over a side of the semi-transparent electrodes opposite the unpatterned white light-emitting-layer in correspondence with the independently-controllable light-emitting elements to form colored sub-pixels. At least one independently-controllable light-emitting element has at least two commonly-controlled portions that together emit substantially white light to form a white sub-pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Global OLED Technology LLC
    Inventors: Ronald S. Cok, Paul J. Kane, Michael E. Miller
  • Patent number: 8201945
    Abstract: A 2D/3D switchable display system is disclosed having a selector for selecting a two-dimensional (2D) or a three-dimensional (3D) image processing path. A first processor processes image data through the two-dimensional image processing path; a second processor, independent of the first processor, processes image data through the three dimensional image processing path. An important feature is the provision of a first set of at least three emitters having corresponding first wavelengths, and a second set of at least three emitters having corresponding second wavelengths. A controller that during a 2D operation activates both first and second sets of emitters to present a single image, while during a 3D operation activates the first set of emitters to present a first image having one half of stereo image information and activates the second set of emitters to present a second image having a second half of stereo image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Carolyn R. Ellinger, Paul J. Kane
  • Patent number: 8177367
    Abstract: A 2D/3D switchable display system having a selector for selecting a two-dimensional (2D) or a three-dimensional (3D) image processing path; a first processor for processing image data through the two-dimensional image processing path; a second processor, independent of the first processor, for processing image data through the three dimensional image processing path; a first set of at least three emitters having corresponding first wavelengths; a second set of at least three emitters having corresponding second wavelengths; and a controller that during a 2D operation activates both first and second sets of emitters to present a single image, while during a 3D operation activates the first set of emitters to present a first image having one half of stereo image information and activates the second set of emitters to present a second image having a second half of stereo image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Carolyn R. Ellinger, Paul J. Kane