Patents by Inventor John Garvin

John Garvin 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: 11273092
    Abstract: A reusable casket has a four-sided frame. A base is also provided. The base extends to the outer edges of the frame, so the frame rests on top of the base. Trim pieces surrounding the bottom of the frame are offset so that the base is hidden from view when the frame is on the base. The offset also creates a pocket that holds the base in place, in part, when attached to the frame. The base is manually secured to and released from inside of the frame by release buckles having male and female ends, each of which has an attached polypropylene strap. The straps of the male ends are secured inside of the frame. The straps of the female ends pass through openings in the base, and are secured to the underside of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: J. GARVIN INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: John Garvin
  • Publication number: 20210121351
    Abstract: A reusable casket has a four-sided frame. A base is also provided. The base extends to the outer edges of the frame, so the frame rests on top of the base. Trim pieces surrounding the bottom of the frame are offset so that the base is hidden from view when the frame is on the base. The offset also creates a pocket that holds the base in place, in part, when attached to the frame. The base is manually secured to and released from inside of the frame by release buckles having male and female ends, each of which has an attached polypropylene strap. The straps of the male ends are secured inside of the frame. The straps of the female ends pass through openings in the base, and are secured to the underside of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventor: John GARVIN
  • Patent number: 10035064
    Abstract: Methods for game aim assist are provided. In electronic games, a game player may control the actions of a game character within a game environment. The game environment, which includes a focus area, may be displayed from a perspective of or with respect to a game character. During game play, one or more objects may be detected in the focus area. One of the objects may then be selected based on the distance between the object and the center of the focus area. The aim of the game character is then automatically adjusted toward the selected object, which allows the game player to direct an attack action on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: John Garvin, Christopher Reese, Darren Yager, Ron Allen
  • Publication number: 20160287990
    Abstract: Methods for game aim assist are provided. In electronic games, a game player may control the actions of a game character within a game environment. The game environment, which includes a focus area, may be displayed from a perspective of or with respect to a game character. During game play, one or more objects may be detected in the focus area. One of the objects may then be selected based on the distance between the object and the center of the focus area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: John Garvin, Christopher Reese, Darren Yager, Ron Allen
  • Patent number: 9295912
    Abstract: Methods for game aim assist are provided. In electronic games, a game player may control the actions of a game character within a game environment. The game environment, which includes a focus area, may be displayed from a perspective of or with respect to a game character. During game play, one or more objects may be detected in the focus area. One of the objects may then be selected based on the distance between the object and the center of the focus area. The aim of the game character is then automatically adjusted toward the selected object, which allows the game player to direct an attack action on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: John Garvin, Christopher Reese, Darren Yager, Ron Allen
  • Patent number: 8965083
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to automatically detect vertebrae boundaries in a spine image. A method to detect a vertebra in a spine image is described, the method comprising generating a rectangle approximation of a reference vertebra. The method also including identifying a mask similar to the rectangle approximation and labeling a mask region in the mask. The method also including comparing the mask region to the rectangle approximation and detecting a vertebra in the spine image based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignees: General Electric Company, London Health Sciences Centre
    Inventors: Ismail Ben Ayed, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Sukhdeep Gill, Gregory John Garvin
  • Publication number: 20140003684
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to automatically detect vertebrae boundaries in a spine image. A method to detect a vertebra in a spine image is described, the method comprising generating a rectangle approximation of a reference vertebra. The method also including identifying a mask similar to the rectangle approximation and labeling a mask region in the mask. The method also including comparing the mask region to the rectangle approximation and detecting a vertebra in the spine image based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Ismail Ben Ayed, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Sukhdeep Gill, Gregory John Garvin
  • Publication number: 20130196767
    Abstract: Methods for game aim assist are provided. In electronic games, a game player may control the actions of a game character within a game environment. The game environment, which includes a focus area, may be displayed from a perspective of or with respect to a game character. During game play, one or more objects may be detected in the focus area. One of the objects may then be selected based on the distance between the object and the center of the focus area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: John Garvin, Christopher Reese, Darren Yager, Ron Allen
  • Patent number: 8376858
    Abstract: A method and system for transmitting game related information from a hand-held gaming device through a game console to a game controller and vice versa. In one aspect, the game related information comprises command information that causes the game controller to respond either by vibrating, rumbling or other action associated with a game being played. In another aspect, the game related information may include controller signals that cause an action at the hand-held device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Robert Rose, Christopher Reese, John Garvin, Joseph C. Adzima
  • Patent number: 8342926
    Abstract: Methods for game aim assist are provided. In electronic games, a game player may control the actions of a game character within a game environment. The game environment, which includes a focus area, may be displayed from a perspective of or with respect to a game character. During game play, one or more objects may be detected in the focus area. One of the objects may then be selected based on the distance between the object and the center of the focus area. The aim of the game character is then automatically adjusted toward the selected object, which allows the game player to direct an attack action on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: John Garvin, Christopher Reese, Darren Yager, Ron Allen
  • Publication number: 20100216552
    Abstract: A method and system for transmitting game related information from a hand-held gaming device through a game console to a game controller and vice versa. In one aspect, the game related information comprises command information that causes the game controller to respond either by vibrating, rumbling or other action associated with a game being played. In another aspect, the game related information may include controller signals that cause an action at the hand-held device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wistar Rose, Christopher Reese, John Garvin, Joseph C. Adzima
  • Publication number: 20100009733
    Abstract: Methods for game aim assist are provided. In electronic games, a game player may control the actions of a game character within a game environment. The game environment, which includes a focus area, may be displayed from a perspective of or with respect to a game character. During game play, one or more objects may be detected in the focus area. One of the objects may then be selected based on the distance between the object and the center of the focus area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: John Garvin, Christopher Reese, Darren Yager
  • Patent number: 7412412
    Abstract: A computer-implemented telecommunications spending analysis system extracts telecommunications traffic detail data from billing statements provided by telecommunications carriers and converts the traffic detail data to a generic data format for aggregation in a uniform customer traffic history database. The spending analysis system compares billed rates against estimated market prices stored in a best of class (BOC) database and notifies the user of possible cost savings attainable in a renegotiated contract. A web-based RFP system facilitates preparation of a request for proposals (RFP) and solicitation of vendors to bid on the RFP in an online reverse auction environment, both for telecommunications services and other commodities. The RFP system may access the uniform customer traffic history database to facilitate preparation of a traffic forecast of the RFP. Upon completion of an RFP auction, the RFP system updates the estimated market prices of the BOC database based on the vendor bids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Avotus Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Buxton, John Stapleton, Frank Hosea, Matt Egen, Dave Nash, Dan Alger, John Garvin, Claire Butkus, Trajan King, Maria Dobson, Gilbert Willoughby
  • Publication number: 20020111889
    Abstract: A computer-implemented telecommunications spending analysis system extracts telecommunications traffic detail data from billing statements provided by telecommunications carriers and converts the traffic detail data to a generic data format for aggregation in a uniform customer traffic history database. The spending analysis system compares billed rates against estimated market prices stored in a best of class (BOC) database and notifies the user of possible cost savings attainable in a renegotiated contract. A web-based RFP system facilitates preparation of a request for proposals (RFP) and solicitation of vendors to bid on the RFP in an online reverse auction environment, both for telecommunications services and other commodities. The RFP system may access the uniform customer traffic history database to facilitate preparation of a traffic forecast of the RFP. Upon completion of an RFP auction, the RFP system updates the estimated market prices of the BOC database based on the vendor bids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Inventors: Brad Buxton, John Stapleton, Frank Hosea, Matt Egen, Dave Nash, Dan Alger, John Garvin, Claire Butkus, Trajan King, Maria Dobson, Gilbert Willoughby