Patents by Inventor Ronald Buck

Ronald Buck 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: 20070263903
    Abstract: A system for distance calculation is disclosed. The system includes an illuminator unit, one or more camera units, and a distance processor. The illuminator unit illuminates a scene in a target area using a textured pattern creator and wherein the textured pattern creator includes a diffractive optical element. The one or more camera units captures two or more images of the target area from two or more physical locations. A textured pattern illumination is visible in each of the two or more images of the target area. The images are used to calculate distances to one or more points in the scene in the target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Pierre St. Hilaire, Gaile Gordon, John Woodfill, Ronald Buck, Steve Clohset
  • Publication number: 20070067237
    Abstract: A method of transferring monies from a non-citizen resident of one country to their family members residing in another country, including setting up an account at a local bank in which funds will be deposited and from which funds will be transferred from, requesting an EFT from the bank to a non-banking institution in another country, providing for the recipient to present a cash equivalent device, adding the transferred monies to the recipient's cash equivalent device, and providing a call center where parties to the transaction may report issues and have issues resolved by personnel fluent in the native language of the parties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Snow, Peter Watson, Ronald Buck
  • Publication number: 20060153450
    Abstract: An integrated image processor implemented on a substrate is disclosed. An input interface is configured to receive pixel data from two or more images. A pixel handling processor disposed on the substrate is configured to convert the pixel data into depth and intensity pixel data. In some embodiments, a foreground detector processor disposed on the substrate is configured to classify pixels as background or not background. In some embodiments, a projection generator disposed on the substrate is configured to generate a projection in space of the depth and intensity pixel data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: John Woodfill, Ronald Buck, Gaile Gordon, David Jurasek, Terrence Brown
  • Patent number: 6253950
    Abstract: A floating cooler configured in accordance with a predetermined creature configuration is provided which includes a buoyant thermally insulated housing, the housing including a bottom portion, a side portion connected to the bottom portion and extending upward therefrom and forming an open enclosure therebetween, wherein the open enclosure defines a cavity and the housing includes an exterior configuration which is generally shaped as a portion of a torso characteristic of the predetermined creature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Inventors: Ronald Buck, Michael A. Blanford, Wesely Campbell
  • Patent number: D423295
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Inventors: Ronald Buck, Michael A. Blanford, Wesely Campbell