Patents by Inventor Darryn J. Kozak

Darryn J. Kozak 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: 4926344
    Abstract: A computerized data storage structure for storing garment pattern data in machine-readable form for use in connection with a computerized structure for manipulating the garment pattern data. The structure comprises coordinate data storage for storing points and lines depicting parts of a garment. The structure further comprises garment description storage for storing a description of the garment. The garment description storage comprises geometric constraint storage for storing constraint descriptions that specify limits on relationships among the points and lines that depict the garment. The garment description storage further comprises measurement storage for storing one or more measurement constraints that map the physical dimensions of the garment onto the points and lines and specify relationships between the physical dimensions of the garment and standard or individual body measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: John E. Collins, Mitchell B. Grunes, Darryn J. Kozak
  • Patent number: 4916634
    Abstract: A computerized system for preparing garment pattern data to enable subsequent computerized prealteration based on standard or individual body measurements. The system comprises pattern storage for storing garment pattern data comprising points and lines depicting one or more garments. The system further comprises garment knowledge storage for storing generic garment knowledge for each of a plurality of garment styles. The garment knowledge storage comprises feature description storage for storing descriptions of landmarks and other garment features that are expected to be found in garments representative of the garment style. The garment knowledge storage further comprises generic constraint storage for storing at least one of algorithms and declarative structures for relating body measurements to changes in one or more of the landmarks and other garment features found in garments representative of the garment style.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Copany
    Inventors: John E. Collins, Mitchell B. Grunes, Darryn J. Kozak, AliciaMae H. Vittal
  • Patent number: 4916624
    Abstract: A computerized system for prealtering garment pattern data based on standard or individual body measurements. The system comprises a body measurement acceptance subsystem for accepting standard or individual body measurements and a pattern acceptance subsystem for accepting garment pattern data. The pattern acceptance subsystem comprises a coordinate data subsystem for accepting coordinate data comprising points and lines depicting a garment and a garment description subsystem for accepting a description of the garment. The garment description subsystem comprises geometric constraint subsystem for accepting geometric constraints that specify limits on relationships among the points and lines that depict the garment and a garment measurement subsystem for accepting one or more measurement constraints that map the physical dimensions of the garment onto the points and lines and specify relationships between the physical dimensions of the garment and the standard or individual body measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: John E. Collins, Mitchell B. Grunes, Darryn J. Kozak
  • Patent number: 4905163
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computerized information presentation system for dynamically organizing information in order to present to a user previously unrecognized relationships among portions of the information. The system comprises information description storage for storing information comprising a plurality of concepts and for each concept knowledge of allowable attributes for the concept and one or more of attributes, attribute values, and relationships among attributes and attribute values. The system further comprises categorization knowledge storage for storing knowledge of criteria for placing the concepts into categories and context determination for determining a current context based on system state. Mapping knowledge storage is included for storing knowledge of mappings between a particular context and the presentation of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Sharon R. Garber, Darryn J. Kozak, John M. Kruse, Mark K. Clare