Patents by Inventor Ross L. Cook

Ross L. Cook 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: 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