Patents by Inventor Zhenya Yourlo

Zhenya Yourlo 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: 20070230772
    Abstract: A robot for marking an encoded surface is provided. The encoded surface has coded data identifying a plurality of locations thereon. The robot has an image sensor for sensing the coded data, and a processor for generating indicating data using the coded data sensed by the image sensor. The indicating data has data regarding a position of the robot on the encoded surface. The robot uses a communication means to transmit the indicating data to a computer system and receiving instructions from the computer system. A steerable drive system moves the robot over the encoded surface in response to movement instructions received from the computer system and a marking device selectively marks the encoded surface in response to marking instructions received from the computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Zhenya Yourlo, Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20070014353
    Abstract: A method (1600) and apparatus (220) for encoding a sequence of images for transmission over a communication network is disclosed. Initially (1602) an object-based first image is rendered from a computer graphics application (240). The rendered first image is then (1604) encoded (226) according to a predetermined encoding scheme and transmitted (1606) for remote display (116). A test (1608) is then performed to determine if any more images are to be rendered. If so, the next (further) image is rendered (1612) from the computer graphics application (240). Changes between the first image and the further image are then determined (1614) from a change indicating output (244,246) of the computer graphics application (240). The identified changes are then used (1616) to determine a manner in which the further image is to be encoded according to the predetermined format. The further image is then encoded (1618) based upon the changes. and transmitted (1620) for remote display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Zhenya Yourlo
  • Publication number: 20060238155
    Abstract: A robot for marking an interface surface is provided. The interface surface has coded data identifying a plurality of locations on the interface surface printed thereon. The robot comprises: an image sensor for sensing at least some of the coded data; a processor for generating indicating data using the sensed coded data, the indicating data comprising data regarding a position of the robot on the interface surface; communication means for transmitting the indicating data to a computer system and receiving instructions from the computer system; a steerable drive system for moving the robot over the interface surface in response to movement instructions received from the computer system; and a marking device for selectively marking the interface surface in response to marking instructions received from the computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Zhenya Yourlo, Paul Lapstun, Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20050254106
    Abstract: A scanning device for: scanning coded data disposed on a surface; and generating interaction data based on the sensed coded data, the interaction data being indicative of interaction of the scanning device with the surface; the coded data including, at a plurality of locations on the interface surface, a corresponding plurality of coded data portions, the scanning device comprising: (a) a laser source and scan optics configured to emit a scanning beam through an aperture in a housing of the scanning device, the scanning beam being directed in first and second orthogonal directions to thereby generate a raster scan pattern over a scanning patch, the scanning patch being positioned to cause the exposure of the at least one coded data portion when the surface and the sensing device are positioned operatively with respect to each other; (b) a photodetector for detecting reflection of the scanning beam from the surface, thereby to capture sample information; (c) at least one analog to digital converter for convert
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun, Jan Rusman, Peter Henderson, Alireza Moini, Zhenya Yourlo, Matthew Underwood, Nicholas Ridley
  • Patent number: 6201176
    Abstract: A system and method for querying a music database, the database containing a plurality of indexed pieces of music, where the query is performed by forming a database request consisting of a conditional expression relating to the name and/or attributes of the desired piece of music. Associated features are derived from the database query, and compared with corresponding features for the other pieces of music in the database. A desired piece of music is determined by searching for a minimum distance between the database query features and those associated with the pieces of music in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Zhenya Yourlo