Patents by Inventor James T. Tsevdos

James T. Tsevdos 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: 5802274
    Abstract: A game manufacturing process includes the steps of a customer's game selection being used to initiate the manufacturing process by scanning a bar code from an empty cartridge box to a selection slip. An appropriate cartridge is identified and erased. The manufacturing system then writes the game cartridge with the content data from a game storage computer and sends information to a printer for producing identification and instructional inserts for the game. The game computer has stored therein the game contents for all of the games. After a game-to-be-"burned" indicia is provided to the game storage computer, and a cartridge is installed, the sequence of loading the game and additional identifying information into a flash RAM contained in the cartridge is commenced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Dorak, Ross L. Cook, George G. Gruse, Minhtam Nguyen, James T. Tsevdos, Susan Elizabeth Waefler
  • 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
  • Patent number: 5606666
    Abstract: A computer system is provided in which asynchronously operating processing elements in the system are connected by means of an interconnection media so as to permit communication between an executing program on one of the processing elements with the memory on another processing element. Inter-processing communication logic located on each of the processing elements permits communication between executing programs on any one processing element. Inter-delivery support hardware is provided for interfacing between the interconnection media and the inter-processing communication logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carl H. Grant, Jace W. Krull, Charles E. Kuhlmann, Shahram Salamian, Eugene M. Thomas, James T. Tsevdos