Patents by Inventor Jamie Retterath

Jamie Retterath 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).

  • Publication number: 20070124157
    Abstract: A network-based navigation system includes a user interface and a computer server system that can access a map database, an actual imagery database and an advertisement database in order to provide visual route guidance information having virtual drive-thru advertisements integrated with actual imagery from along a physical route. The user interface permits a user to submit a request for navigation information, receive visual route guidance information in response to the request and initiate a drive-thru presentation of at least a portion of a route. The computer server determines at least one route from the map database based on the request from the user and provides route guidance information to the user interface in response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Laumeyer, Jamie Retterath
  • Publication number: 20070055441
    Abstract: A vehicle navigation system uses prerecorded intersection images to more quickly and efficiently acquaint the driver with approaching intersections and other points of interest as part of a navigation system. The pre-recorded images are recorded, selected and processed with header information that associates the selected landmark images of approaching intersections and other points of interest to spatial nodes based on runs defined by routing information in the navigation system. The runs defined by the routing information correlate to a path or road segment to be traveled with the spatial nodes defining a transition point from one run to another, such as a roadway intersection where a turn is required to follow the routing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Applicant: Facet Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Jamie Retterath, Robert Laumeyer
  • Publication number: 20050271304
    Abstract: The present invention is an automated and extensible system for the analysis and retrieval of images based on region-of-interest (ROI) analysis of one or more true objects depicted by an image. The system uses a Regions Of Interest (ROI) database that is a relational or analytical database containing searchable vectors that represent the images stored in a repository. Entries in the ROI database are created by an image locator and ROI classifier that work in tandem to locate images within the repository and extract the relevant information that will be stored in the ROI database. Unlike existing region-of-interest search systems, the ROI classifier analyzes objects in an image to arrive at the actual features of the true object, instead of merely describing the features of the image of that object. Graphical searches are performed by the collaborative workings of an image retrieval module, an image search requestor and an ROI query module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Inventors: Jamie Retterath, Robert Laumeyer