Patents by Inventor Jeffrey S. Coffin

Jeffrey S. Coffin 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: 8457942
    Abstract: Systems and methods for parallel, discrete, simulations include functional capabilities to incorporate one or more human operators or actors into the simulation process. Such individuals can be presented situations where one or more decisions are necessary with respect to ongoing events. Entered decisions are incorporated into simulated events and activities being simulated. These in turn influence the behavior of those entities and also initiate the occurrence of other time-based processes. An architecture artifact or product can be automatically created or updated by recording how a sequence of events took place. The creation of sections of the DoDAF OV-6C Operational Event Trace architectural diagram, for the executable architecture model, can be automatically performed to dynamically provide event traces in response to a live exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory A. Harrison, Salaheddine Saidi, Russell (Russ) Chan, Ann N. McCauslin, Howard S. Kern, Jeffrey S. Coffin, David C. Benjamin, Lawrence G. Elliott, Christopher A. Young, Stephen D. Peckham, Michael D. Stewart, Mark E. Barbustiak
  • Patent number: 5991429
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for identifying individuals for the purposes of determining clearance access or surveillance is characterized by enrolling an image of a person's face either voluntarily or secretly to be later used for comparison when the person voluntarily desires clearance or is covertly detected. The system can recognize or identify individuals regardless of whether the individual is wearing eye glasses or attempted disguises. In one embodiment, the system allows an authorized operator to enroll an image of a person through a facial scan for subsequent clearance access. The system records the camera positioning, captures an image, scales the image and records data from a region of interest within the scanned image to a database for later comparison. Enrollment data and the corresponding image information are then associated with a personal identification number assigned to the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Coffin, Darryl Ingram
  • Patent number: 5768647
    Abstract: A camera positioning assembly including a backing board, a base member connected to said backing board about an axis, a gear adapted for rotational movement, an arm connected to said gear and said base member for moving said base member about said axis in order that rotational movement of said gear is translated into rotational movement of said base member and a servo-controller that controls the rotational movement of said gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Technology Recognition Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Coffin, Jack Goodman
  • Patent number: 5163094
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for identifying individuals is characterized by the analysis of elemental shapes derived from biosensor data presented in n dimensions, particularly facial thermograms. A thermal image of the individual's face is generated in accordance with the thermal energy patterns thereof. The thermal image is converted to a digital representation comprising a matrix of pixels, the intensity of each pixel corresponding with the level of thermal energy of a corresponding portion of the image. The digital representation of the image is normalized for size and equalized to a standard histogram to produce an image containing elemental shapes comprising contours corresponding with unique structural features of the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Assignee: Francine J. Prokoski
    Inventors: Francine J. Prokoski, Jeffrey S. Coffin, Robert B. Riedel