Patents by Inventor Raymond Ptucha

Raymond Ptucha 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: 20180322368
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a recurrent framework based on Recurrent Highway Networks (RHNs) for sequence modeling using batch normalization. In certain embodiments, constraints within the RHNs are relaxed to reduce or avoid gradient vanishing or exploding by normalizing the current transition units in highway layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Chi ZHANG, Raymond PTUCHA, Alexander LOUI, Carl SALVAGGIO
  • Publication number: 20180137350
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a method that obtains a digital image. The method includes extracting a word block from the digital image. The method includes processing the word block by evaluating a value of the word block against a dictionary. The method includes outputting a prediction equal to a common word in the dictionary when a confidence factor is greater than a predetermined threshold. The method includes processing the word block and assigning a descriptor to the word block corresponding to a property of the word block. The method includes processing the word block using the descriptor to prioritize evaluation of the word block. The method includes concatenating a first output and a second output. The method includes predicting a value of the word block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Felipe Petroski SUCH, Raymond PTUCHA, Frank BROCKLER, Paul HUTKOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20180137349
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a method for extracting symbols from a digitized object. The method includes processing the word block against a dictionary. The method includes comparing the word block against a word in the dictionary, the comparison providing a confidence factor. The method includes outputting a prediction equal to the word when the confidence factor is greater than a predetermined threshold. The method includes evaluating properties of the word block when the confidence factor is less than the predetermined threshold. The method includes predicting a value of the word block based on the properties of the word block. The method further includes determining an error rate for the predicted value of the word block. The method includes outputting a value for the word block, the output equal to a calculated value corresponding to a value of the word block having the lowest error rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Felipe Petroski SUCH, Raymond Ptucha, Frank Brockler, Paul Hutkowski, Vatsala Singh
  • Publication number: 20060182361
    Abstract: In an image enhancement method, a regular enhancement function and an aggressiveness parameter are computed using characteristics of a digital image. A first, relatively slow enhancement algorithm is applied to the digital image using the regular enhancement function, when an aggressiveness parameter is in a predetermined high range. A second, relatively fast enhancement algorithm is applied to the digital image using the regular enhancement function, when an aggressiveness parameter is in a predetermined low range. A modified enhancement function is calculated using characteristics of the digital image and is used with a second, relatively fast enhancement algorithm, when the aggressiveness parameter is in a predetermined medium range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Raymond Ptucha, William Fintel, Andrew Gallagher, Edward Gindele, Jeffrey Snyder, Kevin Spaulding
  • Publication number: 20050152597
    Abstract: A method for reconstructing an extended color gamut digital image from a limited color gamut digital image includes transforming the limited color gamut digital image in the particular limited color gamut color space to a reference color space forming a limited color gamut digital image in a reference color space; providing a modified inverse color adjustment function which, when such function operates on the limited color gamut digital image in the reference color space, produces the reconstructed extended color gamut digital image having reduced highlight color saturation for highlight color values when compared with corresponding color values of the initial extended color gamut image; and operating on the limited color gamut digital image in the reference color space with the modified inverse color adjustment function to form the reconstructed extended color gamut digital image having reduced levels of color contouring and quantization artifacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Kevin Spaulding, Andrew Gallagher, Edward Gindele, Raymond Ptucha
  • Publication number: 20050152612
    Abstract: A method is described for applying an image enhancement algorithm to input digital images represented in different input color spaces including identifying the input color space of an input digital image, and applying a color space transformation to the input digital image represented in the input color space to form a corresponding input digital image in a reference color space. The method also includes adjusting one or more algorithm parameters of the image enhancement algorithm in response to the identified input color space, and applying the image enhancement algorithm with the one or more adjusted algorithm parameters to the corresponding input digital image in the reference color space to produce an enhanced digital image in the reference color space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Kevin Spaulding, Raymond Ptucha, Edward Gindele, Andrew Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20050089247
    Abstract: A method of processing a digital image having pixels to improve the sharpness of a print generated from the digital image including determining a magnification value representing the magnification of a pixel of the digital image on the print based on the number of input digital image pixels and the output number of digital image pixels; producing a filter in response to the magnification value; using the filter to operate on the digital image to adjust the sharpness of the digital image to produce a sharpened digital image; resizing according to the magnification value the sharpened digital image to produce a resized sharpened digital image which includes the output number of digital image pixels; and producing the print based on the resized sharpened digital image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Gustav Braun, Andrew Gallagher, Raymond Ptucha