Patents by Inventor Robert C. Bryant

Robert C. Bryant 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: 7661599
    Abstract: A method of providing an image on a media having a image-receiving layer and a protective overlayer, comprising the steps of providing an image on the image-receiving and providing machine-readable indicia on said protective overlayer by varying the temperature of a thermal head used to apply the protective overlayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Loretta E. Allen, Robert C. Bryant, William H. Simpson, David L. Patton, Peter A. Frosig
  • Patent number: 7333629
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for printing an authenticatable image having an embedded image into a receiver having a discernible physical characteristic, such that the printed image can be used to authenticate the receiver which includes scanning the receiver to produce information related to the discernible physical characteristic of the receiver, and providing a carrier which includes information related to the scanned receiver discernible physical characteristic. The method also includes combining the carrier with an input image to form the authenticatable image having the embedded image, and printing the authenticatable image having the embedded image onto the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David L. Patton, Chris W. Honsinger, Robert C. Bryant
  • Patent number: 7114660
    Abstract: An image bearing article includes a support; a visible image recorded on the support; invisible information recorded on the support, the invisible information relating to and in registration with elements of the visible image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ronald S. Cok, Robert C. Bryant
  • Patent number: 7064861
    Abstract: A method for representing an extended color gamut digital image on a hard-copy output medium having a limited color gamut comprising the steps of adjusting the color values of the extended color gamut digital image to fit within the limited color gamut of the output medium to form a limited color gamut digital image, producing a limited color gamut output print from the limited color gamut digital image on the hard-copy output medium, determining a residual image representing a difference between the extended color gamut digital image and the limited color gamut digital image, and encoding the residual image on the output print using a digital encoding means such that the residual image and the limited color gamut output print are adapted to be used to form a reconstructed extended color gamut digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ronald M. Wexler, Robert P. Bourdelais, Kevin E. Spaulding, Robert C. Bryant, Drew D. Summers
  • Patent number: 6973198
    Abstract: A media that is used for making an authenticable original document and a method for making the document. The media has an area on which a custom three dimensional physical indicia identifier can be formed thereon by a user. The area of the media is made of a material such that when the three dimensional physical indicia is digitally scanned a unique digital file is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David L. Patton, Chris W. Honsinger, William C. Archie, Robert C. Bryant
  • Patent number: 6973196
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for printing an authenticatable image having an embedded image into a receiver having a discernible physical characteristic, such that the printed image can be used to authenticate the receiver which includes scanning the receiver to produce information related to the discernible physical characteristic of the receiver, and providing a carrier which includes information related to the scanned receiver discernible physical characteristic. The method also includes combining the carrier with an input image to form the authenticatable image having the embedded image, and printing the authenticatable image having the embedded image onto the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David L. Patton, Chris W. Honsinger, Robert C. Bryant
  • Patent number: 6790477
    Abstract: A method of providing an image on a media having a image-receiving layer and a protective overlayer, comprising the steps of providing an image on said image-receiving and providing machine-readable indicia on said protective overlayer by varying the temperature of a thermal head used to apply said protective overlayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Loretta E. Allen, Robert C. Bryant, William H. Simpson, David L. Patton, Peter A. Frosig
  • Publication number: 20040150219
    Abstract: A method of providing an image on a media having a image-receiving layer and a protective overlayer, comprising the steps of providing an image on said image-receiving and providing machine-readable indicia on said protective overlayer by varying the temperature of a thermal head used to apply said protective overlayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Loretta E. Allen, Robert C. Bryant, William H. Simpson, David L. Patton, Peter A. Frosig
  • Publication number: 20040149830
    Abstract: A method of providing an image on a media having a image-receiving layer and a protective overlayer, comprising the steps of providing an image on said image-receiving and providing machine-readable indicia on said protective overlayer by varying the temperature of a thermal head used to apply said protective overlayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Loretta E. Allen, Robert C. Bryant, William H. Simpson, David L. Patton, Peter A. Frosig
  • Publication number: 20040153476
    Abstract: A method of providing an image on a media having a image-receiving layer and a protective overlayer, comprising the steps of providing an image on said image-receiving and providing machine-readable indicia on said protective overlayer by varying the temperature of a thermal head used to apply said protective overlayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Loretta E. Allen, Robert C. Bryant, William H. Simpson, David L. Patton, Peter A. Frosig
  • Patent number: 6748106
    Abstract: A method for representing an extended color gamut digital image on a hard-copy output medium having a limited color gamut comprising the steps of adjusting the color values of the extended color gamut digital image to fit within the limited color gamut of the output medium to form a limited color gamut digital image, producing a limited color gamut output print from the limited color gamut digital image on the hard-copy output medium, determining a residual image representing a difference between the extended color gamut digital image and the limited color gamut digital image, and encoding the residual image on the output print using a digital encoding means such that the residual image and the limited color gamut output print are adapted to be used to form a reconstructed extended color gamut digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert C. Bryant, Kevin E. Spaulding, Drew D. Summers
  • Patent number: 6700613
    Abstract: A data-reading image capture apparatus, camera, and method of use. The capture apparatus has a digital image detector sensitive to a band of visible radiation and a band of invisible electromagnetic radiation. An optical system, in the capture apparatus, focuses the bands of electromagnetic radiation on the image detector. An image separator is disposed in the capture apparatus, in operative relation to the digital image detector and optical system. The image separator is switchable between an image capture state and a data reading state. The image separator is attenuative for the band of invisible radiation and transmissive for the band of visible radiation in the image capture state. The image separator is attenuative for the band of visible radiation and transmissive for the band of invisible radiation in the data reading state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert C. Bryant, David J. Nelson, Jeffrey A. Small
  • Publication number: 20040028880
    Abstract: A method of providing an image on a media having a image-receiving layer and a protective overlayer, comprising the steps of providing an image on said image-receiving and providing machine-readable indicia on said protective overlayer by varying the temperature of a thermal head used to apply said protective overlayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Loretta E. Allen, Robert C. Bryant, William H. Simpson, David L. Patton, Peter A. Frosig
  • Patent number: 6643237
    Abstract: A data recording element includes a data recording medium and a recording medium support; data recorded on the data recording medium; and c) a unique ID corresponding to the data on the recording medium, recorded on the recording medium support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Thomas M. Stephany, Robert C. Bryant
  • Patent number: 6561429
    Abstract: Adjustable reader arrangement and method of reading encoded indicia formed on an object. The reader arrangement comprises a base and a detector removably connected to the base for detecting the indicia. The detector has a first portion thereof adapted to be removably connected to the base and also has a second portion thereof pivotably adjustable into alignment with the indicia formed on the object. An emitter is coupled to the detector for emitting a signal indicative of the indicia detected by the detector. The reader arrangement is ergonomically conducive to reading encoded information on the object as an operator brings the object in the vicinity of the reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert C. Bryant, David J. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20030071127
    Abstract: Adjustable reader arrangement and method of reading encoded indicia formed on an object. The reader arrangement comprises a base and a detector removably connected to the base for detecting the indicia. The detector has a first portion thereof adapted to be removably connected to the base and also has a second portion thereof pivotably adjustable into alignment with the indicia formed on the object. An emitter is coupled to the detector for emitting a signal indicative of the indicia detected by the detector. The reader arrangement is ergonomically conducive to reading encoded information on the object as an operator brings the object in the vicinity of the reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 1998
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: ROBERT C. BRYANT, DAIVD J. NELSON
  • Patent number: 6542622
    Abstract: A test target having N invisible test data encodements (660-66N, 740-74N, 74′0-74′N) each comprising test data printed over the surface of test print media media in a defined spatial order printed in invisible ink by a printer under test. The invisible ink print quality of the printer is determined by the ability of an invisible encodement reader to decode certain of the N invisible encodements (660-66N, 740-74N, 74′0-74′N). In a first preferred embodiment, a test print media is prepared by pre-printing or coating a media surface with an invisible ink that is sensitive to the same wavelength of light as the printer ink in a plurality N of areas on the media surface providing step background densities (580-58N) ranging from no applied ink to maximum printer ink density in a test tablet manner In the test mode, N test data files are printed as N invisible encodements (660-66N) in the corresponding N areas (580-58N) thereby creating a test target that is to be read by the reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David J. Nelson, Kevin W. Williams, Robert C. Bryant
  • Publication number: 20030035147
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for printing an authenticatable image having an embedded image into a receiver having a discernible physical characteristic, such that the printed image can be used to authenticate the receiver which includes scanning the receiver to produce information related to the discernible physical characteristic of the receiver, and providing a carrier which includes information related to the scanned receiver discernible physical characteristic. The method also includes combining the carrier with an input image to form the authenticatable image having the embedded image, and printing the authenticatable image having the embedded image onto the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David L. Patton, Chris W. Honsinger, Robert C. Bryant
  • Publication number: 20030035148
    Abstract: A media that is used for making an authenticable original document and a method for making the document. The media has an area on which a custom three dimensional physical indicia identifier can be formed thereon by a user. The area of the media is made of a material such that when the three dimensional physical indicia is digitally scanned a unique digital file is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David L. Patton, Chris W. Honsinger, William C. Archie, Robert C. Bryant
  • Publication number: 20020141310
    Abstract: A data recording element includes a data recording medium and a recording medium support; data recorded on the data recording medium; and c) a unique ID corresponding to the data on the recording medium, recorded on the recording medium support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Thomas M. Stephany, Robert C. Bryant