Patents by Inventor Su Mien Quek

Su Mien Quek 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: 9354781
    Abstract: A method for producing a photo album includes providing a library of page layouts, selecting a first group of one or more images to be placed in the first page of the photo album, selecting a second group of one or more images to be placed in the second page of the photo album, graphically displaying the first group of one or more images within a first border that represents a first page, graphically displaying the second group of one or more images within a second border that represents a second page, automatically selecting a first page layout from the library of page layouts, and automatically placing the first group of one or more images into the one or more image receiving areas in the first page layout to produce the first page in the photo album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Shutterfly, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Chen, Trynne Anne Miller, Su Mien Quek
  • Patent number: 8705891
    Abstract: A method for producing a photo album includes sorting images according to a primary predetermined criterion, separating the sorted images into a first page group and a second page group using one or more secondary criteria, and automatically selecting a first page layout from a library of page layouts. The first page layout includes a same number of one or more image receiving areas as the number of one or more images in the first page group. The one or more images in the first page group are automatically placed into the one or more image receiving areas in the first page layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Shutterfly, Inc.
    Inventors: Wiley H. Wang, Russ Ennio Muzzolini, Jennifer Marie Dean, Eugene Chen, Trynne Anne Miller, Su Mien Quek
  • Patent number: 8555154
    Abstract: A method for producing a photo album includes providing a plurality of images comprising a first image, associating text information with the first image, and providing a library of page layouts each comprising one or more image receiving areas. A page layout includes an image caption area associated with one of the image receiving areas in the page layout. After the step of associating, the method includes automatically selecting a first page layout from the library of page layouts, wherein the first page layout comprises an image receiving area and an image caption area in association with the image receiving area, automatically placing the first image in the image receiving area in the first page layout, and automatically placing the text information into the image caption area in association with the image receiving area in the first page layout to produce a page in the photo album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Shutterfly, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Chen, Trynne Anne Miller, Su Mien Quek
  • Patent number: 8504932
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes providing a collage layout comprising one or more image receiving areas on a user interface, moving an image symbol representing a digital image into a first image receiving area in the collage layout; and storing a data structure comprising digital data associated with the digital image and digital data defining the one or more image receiving areas in the collage layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Shutterfly, Inc.
    Inventors: Su Mien Quek, Patrick C. Teo, Peter Charles Elarde
  • Patent number: 8396326
    Abstract: A method for producing a photo album includes providing a library of page layouts, selecting a first group of one or more images to be placed in the first page of the photo album, selecting a second group of one or more images to be placed in the second page of the photo album, graphically displaying the first group of one or more images within a first border that represents a first page, graphically displaying the second group of one or more images within a second border that represents a second page, automatically selecting a first page layout from the library of page layouts, and automatically placing the first group of one or more images into the one or more image receiving areas in the first page layout to produce the first page in the photo album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Shutterfly, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Chen, Trynne Anne Miller, Su Mien Quek
  • Publication number: 20120170867
    Abstract: A method for producing a photo album includes providing a library of page layouts, selecting a first group of one or more images to be placed in the first page of the photo album, selecting a second group of one or more images to be placed in the second page of the photo album, graphically displaying the first group of one or more images within a first border that represents a first page, graphically displaying the second group of one or more images within a second border that represents a second page, automatically selecting a first page layout from the library of page layouts, and automatically placing the first group of one or more images into the one or more image receiving areas in the first page layout to produce the first page in the photo album.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Eugene Chen, Trynne Anne Miller, Su Mien Quek
  • Publication number: 20120120450
    Abstract: A method for producing a photo album includes sorting images according to a primary predetermined criterion, separating the sorted images into a first page group and a second page group using one or more secondary criteria, and automatically selecting a first page layout from a library of page layouts. The first page layout includes a same number of one or more image receiving areas as the number of one or more images in the first page group. The one or more images in the first page group are automatically placed into the one or more image receiving areas in the first page layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Wiley H. Wang, Russ Ennio Muzzolini, Jennifer Marie Dean, Eugene Chen, Trynne Anne Miller, Su Mien Quek
  • Patent number: 8155481
    Abstract: A method for producing a photo album includes providing a library of page layouts, selecting a first group of one or more images to be placed in the first page of the photo album, selecting a second group of one or more images to be placed in the second page of the photo album, graphically displaying the first group of one or more images within a first border that represents a first page, graphically displaying the second group of one or more images within a second border that represents a second page, automatically selecting a first page layout from the library of page layouts, and automatically placing the first group of one or more images into the one or more image receiving areas in the first page layout to produce the first page in the photo album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Shutterfly, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Chen, Trynne Anne Miller, Su Mien Quek
  • Patent number: 8131114
    Abstract: A method for producing a photo album includes sorting images according to a primary predetermined criterion, separating the sorted images into a first page group and a second page group using one or more secondary criteria, and automatically selecting a first page layout from a library of page layouts. The first page layout includes a same number of one or more image receiving areas as the number of one or more images in the first page group. The one or more images in the first page group are automatically placed into the one or more image receiving areas in the first page layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Shutterfly, Inc.
    Inventors: Wiley H. Wang, Russ Ennio Muzzolini, Jennifer Marie Dean, Eugene Chen, Trynne Anne Miller, Su Mien Quek
  • Publication number: 20110320932
    Abstract: A method for producing a photo album includes providing a library of page layouts, selecting a first group of one or more images to be placed in the first page of the photo album, selecting a second group of one or more images to be placed in the second page of the photo album, graphically displaying the first group of one or more images within a first border that represents a first page, graphically displaying the second group of one or more images within a second border that represents a second page, automatically selecting a first page layout from the library of page layouts, and automatically placing the first group of one or more images into the one or more image receiving areas in the first page layout to produce the first page in the photo album.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Eugene Chen, Trynne Anne Miller, Su Mien Quek
  • Patent number: 8036489
    Abstract: A method for producing a photo album includes providing a library of page layouts, selecting a first group of one or more images to be placed in the first page of the photo album, selecting a second group of one or more images to be placed in the second page of the photo album, graphically displaying the first group of one or more images within a first border that represents a first page, graphically displaying the second group of one or more images within a second border that represents a second page, automatically selecting a first page layout from the library of page layouts, and automatically placing the first group of one or more images into the one or more image receiving areas in the first page layout to produce the first page in the photo album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Shutterfly, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Chen, Trynne Anne Miller, Su Mien Quek
  • Publication number: 20100223568
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes providing a collage layout comprising one or more image receiving areas on a user interface, moving an image symbol representing a digital image into a first image receiving area in the collage layout; and storing a data structure comprising digital data associated with the digital image and digital data defining the one or more image receiving areas in the collage layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: Su Mien Quek, Patrick C. Teo, Peter Charles Elarde
  • Publication number: 20100073396
    Abstract: A method for producing a photo album includes sorting images according to a primary predetermined criterion, separating the sorted images into a first page group and a second page group using one or more secondary criteria, and automatically selecting a first page layout from a library of page layouts. The first page layout includes a same number of one or more image receiving areas as the number of one or more images in the first page group. The one or more images in the first page group are automatically placed into the one or more image receiving areas in the first page layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Wiley H. Wang, Russ Ennio Muzzolini, Jennifer Marie Dean, Eugene Chen, Trynne Anne Miller, Su Mien Quek
  • Publication number: 20090024914
    Abstract: A method for producing a photo album includes providing a plurality of images comprising a first image, associating text information with the first image, and providing a library of page layouts each comprising one or more image receiving areas. A page layout includes an image caption area associated with one of the image receiving areas in the page layout. After the step of associating, the method includes automatically selecting a first page layout from the library of page layouts, wherein the first page layout comprises an image receiving area and an image caption area in association with the image receiving area, automatically placing the first image in the image receiving area in the first page layout, and automatically placing the text information into the image caption area in association with the image receiving area in the first page layout to produce a page in the photo album.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Eugene Chen, Trynne Anne Miller, Su Mien Quek
  • Publication number: 20090022424
    Abstract: A method for producing a photo album includes providing a library of page layouts, selecting a first group of one or more images to be placed in the first page of the photo album, selecting a second group of one or more images to be placed in the second page of the photo album, graphically displaying the first group of one or more images within a first border that represents a first page, graphically displaying the second group of one or more images within a second border that represents a second page, automatically selecting a first page layout from the library of page layouts, and automatically placing the first group of one or more images into the one or more image receiving areas in the first page layout to produce the first page in the photo album.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Eugene Chen, Trynne Anne Miller, Su Mien Quek
  • Publication number: 20090015869
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes providing a collage layout comprising one or more image receiving areas on a user interface, moving an image symbol representing a digital image into a first image receiving area in the collage layout; and storing a data structure comprising digital data associated with the digital image and digital data defining the one or more image receiving areas in the collage layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Su Mien Quek, Patrick C. Teo, Peter Charles Elarde
  • Patent number: 7243079
    Abstract: A user interface, methods and tools for manipulating, displaying and ordering image prints from an on-line print service. One user interface includes a personalized account summary including an image selected from the user's archives. Another user interface includes a first field including an image to be printed and a second field including a text box for specifying a message to be printed on the image print. Another user interface includes a drop spot, the drop spot being a designated portion of the user interface on to which a user selection can be dragged and dropped where the drop spot has an associated code portion operable to process the user selection dropped on the drop spot. Methods include methods for designating multiple recipients for an image to be distributed using an on-line print service and methods for updating a user's address book during an order method for designating multiple recipients for an image at an on-line print service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Shutterfly, Inc.
    Inventors: Eva Manolis, Chase Garfinkle, Hwei Mien Quek, Su Mien Quek
  • Publication number: 20040260614
    Abstract: An automated printing system for producing an image-based product comprises a server computer that receives from a first user a group of one or more copyright protected digital images and price information for image-based product. The price information can be distinct for each group of copyright protected digital images. The automated printing system also includes a computer processor that processes the copyright protected digital images in response to an order from a second user and calculates payment to the first user based on the price information and a digital printer that produces the image-based product in response to the processed copyright protected digital image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Paul D. Taratino, Lance Dildine, Patrick Teo, Su Mien Quek
  • Patent number: D730916
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Su Mien Quek, Meng Hsien Hsieh
  • Patent number: D772248
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Su Mien Quek, Meng Hsien Hsieh