Patents by Inventor Glen E. Hamblin

Glen E. Hamblin 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: 5828862
    Abstract: A game programming system uses rewritable cartridges that are compatible with commercially available game systems to produce game cartridges at a point-of-sale location so that retailers only need to stock sufficient uniquely designed game blanks to meet consumer demand. A game programmer or programming device loads digital content from computer storage to a rewritable game cartridge incorporating reprogrammable flash memory. The system includes flash rewritable cartridge identification hardware that allows verification of the cartridge to identify it as proprietary to a particular manufacturer or authorized dealer. The system provides for game content to be erased from the cartridge and new game content to be programmed so that the cartridge can be reused time after time to house any number of programs. During a cartridge write operation, a game programmer interface accepts data stored in a personal computer (PC) and fills first in first out (FIFO) memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paripon Singkornrat, Don E. Basnett, Jr., John Dorak, Glen E. Hamblin, Kha D. Nguyen, James T. Tsevdos, Donald J. Watzel
  • Patent number: 5734719
    Abstract: A digital data on-demand turnkey system at a customer premise wherein N number of sewers provide for 100% of content distribution of remotely stored digitized information, which information may be previewed in real-time, and product incorporating selected digitized information can be manufactured on-site and within a short response time to a customer's request at a point of sale location. In a retail environment customers, at a point-of-sale location are able to exhaustively search and preview the content database using graphics-based touch screens at consumer kiosks. Previews including audio and video segments are made available. Prompting screens allow customers to make purchasing decisions by stipulating content which is available from any number of categories of subject matter including music.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: International Business Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: James T. Tsevdos, Ross L. Cook, Nancy Lee Ring, Robert S. Barnhill, Glen E. Hamblin, Kenneth L. Milsted, Craig N. Kindell, Susan Elizabeth Waefler, Carlos Portela, Brent C. Anderson