Patents by Inventor Steven S. Chapman

Steven S. Chapman 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: 10728494
    Abstract: According to one implementation, a system for differentially transforming video content includes a computing platform having a hardware processor and a system memory storing a video reformatting software code. The hardware processor executes the video reformatting software code to receive an input video file including video content formatted for a first set of coordinates, and to detect one or more principle features depicted in the video content based on a predetermined principle feature identification data corresponding to the video content. The hardware processor further executes the video reformatting software code to differentially map the video content to a second set of coordinates to produce a reformatted video content. The resolution of the one or more principle features is enhanced relative to other features depicted in the reformatted video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Taylor, Steven M. Chapman
  • Patent number: 10627076
    Abstract: Lights with features for underwater use that provide tailored beam-width and/or other tailored light patterns are disclosed. One embodiment includes a housing having a front end with a port and a back end, a port window having a plurality of lens features positioned at the front end of the housing within or behind the port, and a circuit element, including a plurality of LED lighting elements, positioned behind the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Eric M. Chapman, Mark S Olsson, Steven C. Tietsworth, Aaron J. Steiner
  • Publication number: 20190313355
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide synchronized sharing of multimedia between multiple devices. The multiple devices may form an ad-hoc network for sharing of multimedia. In an embodiment, group members may have playlist manipulation privileges such as pausing, rewinding, fast forwarding, or adding tracks to the playlist. A system may stream or distribute content according to the shared playlist. Playback may be synchronized for group members so that everyone is exposed to a same part of the content as the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Alsina, Taylor G. Carrigan, Szu-Wen Huang, Eric S. Lee, William M. Bachman, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Steve S. Gedikian, Nicholas J. Paulson, Gregory R. Chapman, David P. Saracino, Steven P. Bischoff
  • Patent number: 10394106
    Abstract: An integrated underwater imaging device includes a housing with a transparent optical port, a camera and one or more LED light sources with optically coupled to light pipes within the housing. The optical port includes light mitigation features to reduce internal light contamination from the LED light sources on the imager of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: DEEPSEA POWER & LIGHT LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Eric M. Chapman, Aaron J. Steiner, Jon E. Simmons, Steven C. Tietsworth
  • Patent number: 7704000
    Abstract: A printer dock for use with a digital data terminal, has a housing having a paper inlet portal, a first tray receiver, and a second tray receiver. The first tray receiver adjoins the paper inlet portal. The second tray receiver is disposed in spaced relation to the paper inlet portal. A printer engine is disposed in the housing. The printer engine has a paper path extending from an entrance facing the paper inlet portal. A device interface is operatively connectable to the data terminal and the printer engine. A paper tray is alternately mountable in a use position and a storage position. The paper tray, in the use position, is located in the first tray receiver and is disposed in operative relation to the printer engine. The paper tray, in the storage position, is located within the second tray receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Steven M. Bryant, Steven S. Chapman, James G. Rydelek
  • Publication number: 20080008516
    Abstract: A printer dock for use with a digital data terminal, has a housing having a paper inlet portal, a first tray receiver, and a second tray receiver. The first tray receiver adjoins the paper inlet portal. The second tray receiver is disposed in spaced relation to the paper inlet portal. A printer engine is disposed in the housing. The printer engine has a paper path extending from an entrance facing the paper inlet portal. A device interface is operatively connectable to the data terminal and the printer engine. A paper tray is alternately mountable in a use position and a storage position. The paper tray, in the use position, is located in the first tray receiver and is disposed in operative relation to the printer engine. The paper tray, in the storage position, is located within the second tray receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: Steven M. Bryant, Steven S. Chapman, James G. Rydelek
  • Patent number: 6951375
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for printing an image on a large surface area or walkway provides for imagewise marking of the surface with a color marking solution, to form a visible image on the surface during an image recording mode of a marking engine. The marking engine includes a scanner and the marking engine moves along the surface and operates the scanner to sense a crude image upon the surface and generates data signals representing the crude image or boundaries defined by the crude image scanned. In response to data signals the marking engine is operated to print an enhanced image of the crude image and/or to color the crude image so that the printing overlies the crude image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David L. Patton, Loretta E. Allen, Dale F. McIntyre, Steven S. Chapman, Jacob L. Pietruszewski
  • Patent number: 6940543
    Abstract: A method for transmitting at least one digital image file between first and second devices, the first and second devices having limited range wireless transceivers; a user operating the first device selecting at least one electronic address designating said at least one second device; and said first device broadcasting at least one digital image file and the at least one selected electronic address until received and stored by one or more third non-designated devices. The method compares the received at least one selected electronic address to a stored electronic address belonging to said third non-designated device and automatically re-broadcasting the at least one digital image file if the received at least one selected electronic address does not match the stored electronic address of said at least one third non-designated device; and said at least one second device receiving and storing said at least one digital image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jennifer C. Perotti, Dana W. Wolcott, Steven S. Chapman, Dan Harel, Dale F. McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20040233242
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for printing an image on a large surface area or walkway provides for imagewise marking of the surface with a color marking solution, to form a visible image on the surface during an image recording mode of a marking engine. The marking engine includes a scanner and the marking engine moves along the surface and operates the scanner to sense a crude image upon the surface and generates data signals representing the crude image or boundaries defined by the crude image scanned. In response to data signals the marking engine is operated to print an enhanced image of the crude image and/or to color the crude image so that the printing overlies the crude image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David L. Patton, Loretta E. Allen, Dale F. McIntyre, Steven S. Chapman, Jacob L. Pietruszewski
  • Publication number: 20040201687
    Abstract: A method for transmitting at least one digital image file between first and second devices, the first and second devices having limited range wireless transceivers; a user operating the first device selecting at least one electronic address designating said at least one second device; and said first device broadcasting at least one digital image file and the at least one selected electronic address until received and stored by one or more third non-designated devices. The method compares the received at least one selected electronic address to a stored electronic address belonging to said third non-designated device and automatically re-broadcasting the at least one digital image file if the received at least one selected electronic address does not match the stored electronic address of said at least one third non-designated device; and said at least one second device receiving and storing said at least one digital image file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jennifer C. Perotti, Dana W. Wolcott, Steven S. Chapman, Dan Harel, Dale F. McIntyre
  • Patent number: 6729706
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for printing an image on a large surface area or walkway provides for imagewise marking of the surface with a color marking solution, to form a visible image on the surface during an image recording mode of a marking engine. A vehicle supports the marking engine and includes a drive that engages the surface at plural locations and moves the marking engine relative to the surface. The marking engine is located outboard of an area defined by lines connecting the plural locations so that during operation of the marking engine during the image recording mode the drive does not engage areas of the surface that have been previously imagewise marked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David L. Patton, Loretta E. Allen, Steven S. Chapman, Dale F. McIntyre, Jacob L. Pietruszewski
  • Patent number: 6264379
    Abstract: A camera comprising a housing, and a carry strap attached to the housing to permit the carry strap to be longitudinally extended from the housing as a closed loop to receive one's hand in the closed loop and being elastic to be stretched around the housing to be stored on the housing, is characterized in that the carry strap has an ornamental figure which is arranged to be upstanding from the housing when the carry strap is stretched around the housing to be stored on the housing. Preferably, the carry strap has an integral platform that is wider than the remainder of the carry strap to serve as a support base for the ornamental figure. The platform is positioned on a top face of the housing, and the ornamental figure is upstanding on the platform, when the carry strap is stretched around the housing to be stored on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: James G. Rydelek, Brett Z. Blaisdell, Steven S. Chapman
  • Patent number: D400225
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael Reibl, Steven S. Chapman, James G. Rydelek
  • Patent number: D400901
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Steven S. Chapman, Guy R. Vottis, Wayne Ingalls
  • Patent number: D401259
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Steven S. Chapman, Guy R. Vottis, Wayne Ingalls
  • Patent number: D404049
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Solomon, Steven S. Chapman
  • Patent number: D405814
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Solomon, Steven S. Chapman, Guy R. Vottis, Wayne Ingalls
  • Patent number: D408430
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Solomon, Steven S. Chapman
  • Patent number: D408836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Solomon, Steven S. Chapman
  • Patent number: D413435
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Steven S. Chapman, James G. Rydelek