US Patent No: 7,535,496

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Audio-based attention grabber for imaging devices

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20030142216

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Abstract

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A digital imaging device such as a digital camera or a video camera may include the capability to store audio files. These audio files may be generated under user control when the user wishes to take a picture or capture video. The audio files may be played back as attention grabbers to attract the attention of the imaging subjects. After attracting the attention of the subjects by playing back a recorded audio sound, an image may be automatically captured.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTEL CORPORATIONSANTA CLARA, CA23978

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Jelinek, Lenka M Hillsboro, CA 23 77

Cited Art Landscape

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MINOLTA CO., LTD. (1)
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FLASHPOINT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
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SENSHIN CAPITAL, LLC (1)
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (2)
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NICHIMEN CORPORATION (1)
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INTELLECTUAL VENTURES FUND 83 LLC (1)
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ZING NETWORKS (1)
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FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. (1)
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KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
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RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (1)
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Talking Frames Corp. (1)
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TABULA RASA, INC. (1)
* 2004/0201,738 Method and apparatus for providing automatic access to images captured at diverse recreational venues 17 2001
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTEL CORPORATION (2)
* 8,094,212 Audio-based attention grabber for imaging devices 0 2009
* 8,072,510 Audio-based attention grabber for imaging devices 0 2009
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
* 8,749,687 Apparatus and method of capturing jump image 0 2010
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