Patent Number: 8,717,461

Title: Identifying collection images with special events

Abstract: A method for associating event times or time periods with digital images in a collection for determining if a digital image is of interest, includes storing a collection of digital images each having an associated capture time; comparing the associated capture time in the collection with a special event time to determine if a digital image in the collection is of interest, wherein the comparing step includes calculation of a special event time associated with a special event based on the calendar time associated with the special event and using such information to perform the comparison step; and associating digital images of interest with the special event.

Inventors: Gallagher; Andrew C. (Brockport, NY), Fryer; Samuel M. (Fairport, NY), Loui; Alexander C. (Penfield, NY), Oliver; Jason R. (Rush, NY), Eckhaus; Neal (Rochester, NY), Parulski; Kenneth A. (Rochester, NY)

Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC

International Classification: H04N 5/76 (20060101); G06K 9/62 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018