Patents by Inventor Paul M. Beymore

Paul M. Beymore 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: 20200126260
    Abstract: A method that includes obtaining, using a processor, image data from a target coating. The method also includes performing, using the processor, an image analysis to determine at least one sparkle point from the image data, and performing, using the processor, a hue analysis to determine a sparkle color from the sparkle point. The method further includes calculating, using the processor, a sparkle color distribution, and generating, using the processor, a coating formulation that is the same or substantially similar in appearance to the target coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Paul M. Beymore, A'Lisa Marie Krawciw
  • Patent number: 10586162
    Abstract: A computer implemented method. The method includes identifying, using a processor, a bulk pigment in a target coating, wherein identifying comprises applying a Bayesian process, and identifying, using the processor, at least one refined pigment in the target coating, wherein identifying comprises applying a Bayesian process. The method also includes formulating, using a processor, a formulation of the target coating, wherein formulating comprises applying a Bayesian process, and outputting the formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul M. Beymore
  • Patent number: 10565740
    Abstract: Using an image capturing device, multiple images can be obtained at different angles with respect to a surface of a target coating. In one computer-implemented embodiment, a method involves using a filtering technique to perform an image analysis on the obtained images to determine the presence of sparkle points within the images. A color attribute analysis can then be performed to determine various color attributes associated with the determined sparkle point. A sparkle color distribution can then be calculated in response to the color attribute analysis. A coating formulation can then be generated, in association with the calculated sparkle color distribution, which is the same or substantially similar to the target coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Beymore, A'Lisa Marie Krawciw
  • Publication number: 20190037177
    Abstract: A computer implemented method. The method includes performing at least one of a visual evaluation and an instrument measurement of a target coating on a target sample to generate colorimetric information, and identifying, using a processor, a bulk toner that is present in the target coating by determining a color and a color intensity at different viewing angles relative to the target sample. The method also includes identifying, using the processor, at least one specific toner that is present in the target coating by detecting a presence and an orientation of colored and/or non-colored pigmentation effects that are present in the target coating, and outputting, using the processor, a formulation of the target coating that includes at least the at least one specific toner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Paul M. Beymore, James Pereksta
  • Patent number: 10178351
    Abstract: A computer implemented method. The method includes performing at least one of a visual evaluation and an instrument measurement of a target coating on a target sample to generate colorimetric information, and identifying, using a processor, a bulk toner that is present in the target coating by determining a color and a color intensity at different viewing angles relative to the target sample. The method also includes identifying, using the processor, at least one specific toner that is present in the target coating by detecting a presence and an orientation of colored and/or non-colored pigmentation effects that are present in the target coating, and outputting, using the processor, a formulation of the target coating that includes at least the at least one specific toner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Beymore, James Pereksta
  • Patent number: 10147043
    Abstract: A computer implemented method. The method includes identifying, using a processor, a texture in a target coating, wherein identifying comprises applying a Bayesian process, and assigning, using the processor, a texture value adapted for use by one of a search engine and a formulation engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul M. Beymore
  • Patent number: 10044986
    Abstract: A computer implemented method. The method includes performing at least one of a visual evaluation and an instrument measurement of a target coating on a target sample to generate colorimetric information, and identifying, using a processor, a bulk toner that is present in the target coating by determining a color and a color intensity at different viewing angles relative to the target sample. The method also includes identifying, using the processor, at least one specific toner that is present in the target coating by detecting a presence and an orientation of colored and/or non-colored pigmentation effects that are present in the target coating, and outputting, using the processor, a formulation of the target coating that includes at least the at least one specific toner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Beymore, James Pereksta
  • Publication number: 20180144505
    Abstract: Using an image capturing device, multiple images can be obtained at different angles with respect to a surface of a target coating. In one computer-implemented embodiment, a method involves using a filtering technique to perform an image analysis on the obtained images to determine the presence of sparkle points within the images. A color attribute analysis can then be performed to determine various color attributes associated with the determined sparkle point. A sparkle color distribution can then be calculated in response to the color attribute analysis. A coating formulation can then be generated, in association with the calculated sparkle color distribution, which is the same or substantially similar to the target coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Paul M. Beymore, A'Lisa Marie Krawciw
  • Patent number: 9905027
    Abstract: A method that includes obtaining, using a processor, image data from a target coating. The method also includes performing, using the processor, an image analysis to determine at least one sparkle point from the image data, and performing, using the processor, a hue analysis to determine a sparkle color from the sparkle point. The method further includes calculating, using the processor, a sparkle color distribution, and generating, using the processor, a coating formulation that is the same or substantially similar in appearance to the target coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Beymore, A'Lisa Marie Krawciw
  • Publication number: 20170200288
    Abstract: A method that includes obtaining, using a processor, image data from a target coating. The method also includes performing, using the processor, an image analysis to determine at least one sparkle point from the image data, and performing, using the processor, a hue analysis to determine a sparkle color from the sparkle point. The method further includes calculating, using the processor, a sparkle color distribution, and generating, using the processor, a coating formulation that is the same or substantially similar in appearance to the target coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Paul M. Beymore, A'Lisa Marie Krawciw
  • Patent number: 9607403
    Abstract: A method that includes obtaining, using a processor, image data from a target coating. The method also includes performing, using the processor, an image analysis to determine at least one sparkle point from the image data, and performing, using the processor, a hue analysis to determine a sparkle color from the sparkle point. The method further includes calculating, using the processor, a sparkle color distribution, and generating, using the processor, a coating formulation that is the same or substantially similar in appearance to the target coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Beymore, A'Lisa Marie Krawciw
  • Publication number: 20160117844
    Abstract: A method that includes obtaining, using a processor, image data from a target coating. The method also includes performing, using the processor, an image analysis to determine at least one sparkle point from the image data, and performing, using the processor, a hue analysis to determine a sparkle color from the sparkle point. The method further includes calculating, using the processor, a sparkle color distribution, and generating, using the processor, a coating formulation that is the same or substantially similar in appearance to the target coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Paul M. Beymore, A'Lisa Marie Krawciw
  • Publication number: 20140278253
    Abstract: A computer implemented method. The method includes identifying, using a processor, a bulk pigment in a target coating, wherein identifying comprises applying a Bayesian process, and identifying, using the processor, at least one refined pigment in the target coating, wherein identifying comprises applying a Bayesian process. The method also includes formulating, using a processor, a formulation of the target coating, wherein formulating comprises applying a Bayesian process, and outputting the formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Paul M. Beymore
  • Publication number: 20140278254
    Abstract: A computer implemented method. The method includes identifying, using a processor, a texture in a target coating, wherein identifying comprises applying a Bayesian process, and assigning, using the processor, a texture value adapted for use by one of a search engine and a formulation engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Paul M. Beymore
  • Publication number: 20140078293
    Abstract: A computer implemented method. The method includes performing at least one of a visual evaluation and an instrument measurement of a target coating on a target sample to generate colorimetric information, and identifying, using a processor, a bulk toner that is present in the target coating by determining a color and a color intensity at different viewing angles relative to the target sample. The method also includes identifying, using the processor, at least one specific toner that is present in the target coating by detecting a presence and an orientation of colored and/or non-colored pigmentation effects that are present in the target coating, and outputting, using the processor, a formulation of the target coating that includes at least the at least one specific toner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Beymore, James Pereksta