Patents by Inventor Robert Alan Ulichney

Robert Alan Ulichney 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: 9563293
    Abstract: A remote-controlled pointing system (32) includes a projector (36), an image sensor (34), and a controller (38). The projector (36) projects a beam (45) of light from a location in a projection plane (46) onto a scene (18). The image sensor (34) captures an image (54) of the scene (18) in a capture plane (50). The controller (38) performs operations that include transmitting the captured image (54) to a remote destination (14), receiving from the remote destination (14) a target beam location (44) in the capture plane (50), determining a location of the beam (45) in the capture plane (50), and changing the location in the projection plane (46) from which the beam (45) is projected based on the determined beam location and the target beam location (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Alan Ulichney, Matthew D. Gaubatz
  • Patent number: 9535635
    Abstract: In one example, a first directive is received at a system. The directive is to embed, into content selected via a printer application accessed at a network-connected printer, a network address. A carrier image that includes the network address in encoded form is generated. A second directive, to provide first content to the printer, is received via the application. The carrier image is merged into the first content. After the merging, the merged first content is sent to the printer for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sekhar Muni Sirigiri, Matthew D. Gaubatz, Robert Alan Ulichney
  • Patent number: 9454721
    Abstract: Document copying systems and methods include initiating a copy job for copying a document having document content. A log of the copy job is generated, and the document is scanned to create a document content image. The log is encoded using an input image to produce a data-bearing halftone image which is merged with the document content image. The merged data-bearing halftone image and the document content image are printed to produce a copy of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Alan Ulichney, Matthew D. Gaubatz, Stephen Pollard, Steven J Simske
  • Patent number: 9373032
    Abstract: A forensic verification system (1100) extracts a print signature via a print signature extractor (1110) from an interior of a halftone contained in an image. The system (1100) utilizes a comparator (1120) to compare the print signature to a reference signature stored in a registry to determine differences between the print signature and the reference signature. The system (1100) utilizes a forensic analyzer (1130) to perform a forensic analysis on the signatures based on the comparison to authenticate the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Alan Ulichney, Stephen Pollard, Matthew D Gaubatz, Steven J Simske
  • Patent number: 9367776
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for tracing the source of a printed document. A method may include receiving a print job for printing a page having page content, generating a log of the print job, encoding the log using a mule image to produce a data-bearing halftone image, merging the data-bearing halftone image with the page content, and printing the merged data-bearing halftone image and page content to produce a printed document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Alan Ulichney, Shivaun Albright, Matthew D. Gaubatz
  • Patent number: 9361514
    Abstract: A forensic verification system (900) extracts a print signature via a print signature extractor (910) from a captured image of a printed halftone. The system (900) utilizes a comparator (920) to compare the print signature to a reference signature stored in a registry to determine differences between the print signature and the reference signature. The system (900) utilizes a forensic analyzer (930) to perform a forensic analysis on the signatures based on the comparison to authenticate the printed halftone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen Pollard, Robert Alan Ulichney, Matthew D Gaubatz, Steven J Simske
  • Patent number: 9361516
    Abstract: A forensic verification system (700) extracts a print signature via print signature extractor 710 from the boundary of a halftone contained in an image. The system (700) compares the print signature to a reference signature stored in a registry via comparator 720 to determine differences between the print signature and the reference signature. The system 700 performs a forensic-level statistical image analysis via forensic analyzer 730 on the print signature and the reference signature based on the comparison to authenticate the printed media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Alan Ulichney, Stephen Pollard, Matthew D Gaubatz, Steven J Simske
  • Publication number: 20150220823
    Abstract: Document copying systems and methods include initiating a copy job (20) for copying a document (1) having document content. A log (22) of the copy job is generated, and the document is scanned to create a document content image (24). The log is encoded using an input image to produce a data-bearing halftone image (26) which is merged with the document content image (28). The merged data-bearing halftone image and the document content image are printed (30) to produce a copy (2) of the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Alan Ulichney, Matthew D. Gaubatz, Stephen Pollard, Steven J. Simske
  • Patent number: 8937750
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention may divide data into a first of set of blocks and a second set of blocks, and data may be stored from non-overlapping frames surrounding the first set of blocks in memory. The data may be grouped from the non-overlapping frames surrounding the second set of blocks, and the data may be absorbed from the non-overlapping frames surrounding the first set of blocks into the second set of blocks. The data may be processed the first set of blocks and the second set of blocks in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Alan Ulichney, John Ludd Recker, Ingeborg Tastl
  • Publication number: 20140348395
    Abstract: A forensic verification system (900) extracts a print signature via a print signature extractor (910) from a captured image of a printed halftone. The system (900) utilizes a comparator (920) to compare the print signature to a reference signature stored in a registry to determine differences between the print signature and the reference signature. The system (900) utilizes a forensic analyzer (930) to perform a forensic analysis on the signatures based on the comparison to authenticate the printed halftone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen Pollard, Robert Alan Ulichney, Matthew D. Gaubatz, Steven J. Simske
  • Publication number: 20140348375
    Abstract: A forensic verification system (700) extracts a print signature via print signature extractor 710 from the boundary of a halftone contained in an image. The system (700) compares the print signature to a reference signature stored in a registry via comparator 720 to determine differences between the print signature and the reference signature. The system 700 performs a forensic-level statistical image analysis via forensic analyzer 730 on the print signature and the reference signature based on the comparison to authenticate the printed media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Alan Ulichney, Stephen Pollard, Matthew D. Gaubatz, Steven J. Simske
  • Patent number: 8797193
    Abstract: A parallel test payload includes a bit sequence configured to be segmented into a plurality of sub-sequences having variable bit length carriers. Respective carriers are represented uniformly in each one of the plurality of sub-sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Alan Ulichney, Steven J. Simske, Matthew D. Gaubatz
  • Publication number: 20140211264
    Abstract: Techniques pertaining to printing a document are disclosed. A computer server may receive decoded document metadata and locate a document in a document repository using the document metadata. The server may determine whether the document metadata is indicative of a most recent version of the document and, if not, retrieve the most recent version of the document. The server may also create a tag for the retrieved most recent version of the document comprised of up to date document metadata in which the tag data is embedded in a graphic that is merged with the most recent version of the document. The server may create a print job for the most recent version of the document and send the print job to a network enabled printer over a network connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
    Inventors: Sekhar Muni Sirigiri, Prabhakaran Shinoj, Robert Alan Ulichney, Matthew D. Gaubatz
  • Publication number: 20140177006
    Abstract: In one example, a first directive is received at a system. The directive is to embed, into content selected via a printer application accessed at a network-connected printer, a network address. A carrier image that includes the network address in encoded form is generated. A second directive, to provide first content to the printer, is received via the application. The carrier image is merged into the first content. After the merging, the merged first content is sent to the printer for printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sekhar Muni Sirigiri, Matthew D. Gaubatz, Robert Alan Ulichney
  • Publication number: 20140132991
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention may divide data into a first of set of blocks and a second set of blocks, and data may be stored from non-overlapping frames surrounding the first set of blocks in memory. The data may be grouped from the non-overlapping frames surrounding the second set of blocks, and the data may be absorbed from the non-overlapping frames surrounding the first set of blocks into the second set of blocks. The data may be processed the first set of blocks and the second set of blocks in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Alan Ulichney, John Ludd Recker, Ingeborg Tastl
  • Publication number: 20140111831
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for tracing the source of a printed document. A method may include receiving a print job for printing a page having page content, generating a log of the print job, encoding the log using a mule image to produce a data-bearing halftone image, merging the data-bearing halftone image with the page content, and printing the merged data-bearing halftone image and page content to produce a printed document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Alan Ulichney, Shivaun Albright, Matthew D. Gaubatz
  • Patent number: 8634110
    Abstract: An edge refinement system includes a computer-readable medium encoded with a computer program having computer readable code for identifying carrier cells among shadow cells and highlight cells of a segmented image, computer readable code for determining if a predetermined edge condition is met by each of the identified carrier cells, and computer readable code for re-classifying the carrier cell as a non-carrier cell when the predetermined edge condition is met. The edge refinement system further includes memory and a processor operatively coupled to the memory and to the computer-readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert Alan Ulichney
  • Patent number: 8594453
    Abstract: An example provides a system and method of robust alignment and payload recovery for data-bearing images. The method includes digitizing a printed version of a stegatone, computing the transformation parameters of the stegatone, and processing individual local regions of the stegatone to determine local transformation parameters. The method also includes performing an alignment evaluation to compute a metric value that represents the quality of a local alignment between a reference halftone and the stegatone. Further, the method includes selecting alignment parameters based on optimization of the metric value, mapping the shift of clustered-dots in each cell in comparison to the reference halftone, and recovering the payload by decoding the stegatone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Gaubatz, Robert Alan Ulichney
  • Patent number: 8456699
    Abstract: A system for creating a data-bearing image can include a reference image generator configured to apply a clustered-dot halftone screen to a continuous-tone image. The resulting reference halftone image includes carrier cells in which a pixel cluster can be shifted to at least two shift positions in the carrier cell. The system also includes a payload encoder configured to segment the data payload and encode data segments into one of the carrier cells by shifting the cluster to one of the shift positions. The system also includes an output device configured to output the resulting data-bearing halftone image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Alan Ulichney, Steven J. Simske, Matthew D. Gaubatz
  • Patent number: 8446494
    Abstract: Candidate redeye areas (24) are determined in an input image (20). In this process, a respective set of one or more redeye metric values (28) is associated with each of the candidate redeye areas (24). Candidate face areas (30) are ascertained in the input image (20). In this process, a respective set of one or more face metric values (34) is associated with each of the candidate face areas (30). A respective joint metric vector (78) is assigned to each of the candidate redeye areas (24). The joint metric vector (78) includes metric values that are derived from the respective set of redeye metric values (28) and the set of face metric values (34) associated with a selected one of the candidate face areas (30). Each of one or more of the candidate redeye areas (24) is classified as either a redeye artifact or a non-redeye artifact based on the respective joint metric vector (78) assigned to the candidate redeye area (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Gaubatz, Robert Alan Ulichney