Patents by Inventor John F. Van Nortwick

John F. Van Nortwick 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: 20110238543
    Abstract: A system and method of verifying driver log entries against corresponding independent location information to verify the accuracy of the entries and to identify exceptions and data inconsistencies between the log entries and the independent location information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Ivan E. Paez, Gregory J. Lofy, John F. Van Nortwick
  • Publication number: 20100104143
    Abstract: Driver reporting documents are managed by a method comprising scanning a physical driver log sheet including an analog graph to obtain an electronic image data file which is stored on a system. A unique identifier is associated to the electronic image data file. The electronic image data file is processed to capture data regarding reported activity, wherein analog grid information is extracted as digital information and to capture data regarding non-grid activity. The data regarding reported activity is processed to determine compliance with activity standards and a report on compliance with activity standards is generated. A system for implementing this method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Ivan E. Paez, John F. Van Nortwick, Gregory J. Lofy
  • Publication number: 20100104196
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for extracting information from an analog graph on a driver log sheet. The method includes providing an electronic image of an analog graph, identifying a graph height dimension and a graph width dimension, dividing the height dimension into a number of activity rows, and dividing the width dimension into a number of time columns. An array of cells defined by the intersections of the time columns and the activity rows is established, where each cell includes a plurality of pixels. For each cell, a probability is determined corresponding to the probability that a substantially horizontal line formed by black pixels extends substantially across at least a portion of that cell. For each time column, the respective probabilities of the cells in that time column are compared, the cell with the highest probability is flagged, and the activity row of the flagged cell is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: RAIR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ivan E. Paez, John F. Van Nortwick