Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Hoffman, Wasson & Gitler, PC
  • Patent number: 6748541
    Abstract: A user-computer interaction method for use by a population of flexibly connectible computer systems and a population of mobile users, the method comprising storing information characterizing each mobile user on an FCCS plug to be borne by that mobile user; and accepting the FCCS plug from the mobile user for connection to one of the flexibly connectible computer systems and employing the information characterizing the mobile user to perform at least one computer operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanki Margalit, Dany Margalit
  • Patent number: 6742714
    Abstract: An identification card, typically of the proximity type, having on its outer structure a numeric keyboard. When approaching a high security entrance, the user enters into the card a PIN code known only to himself or a few others. The PIN code entry is compared to a reference code within the card and if correct enables the logic system of the card. When the card is next placed in proximity to a reader antenna, a normal read occurs, that is the data of the card is transferred to the reader. The card acts as a data source. Identification data is transferred during the read action, and also financial transactions, and an emergency code if the user is under duress and requests emergency help. The data sent to the reader is also optionally sent to a higher order data processing system such as a central computer. In a second embodiment, the proximity circuits and antenna are made integral to a hand held palm top or lap top computer or cell phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Cecil, Charles A. Walton
  • Patent number: 6743366
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of and apparatus for the removal of bacteria, microbes and other cell growth from a body of water by the application of an electromagnetic signal to a section of pipe communicable with the body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventors: David Brian Telfer, Terence Edward Morris
  • Patent number: 6726675
    Abstract: A remote control catheterization system (20) includes a propelling device (28), which controllably inserts a flexible, elongate probe (26) into the body of a patient (22). A control console (34), in communication with the propelling device, includes user controls (38, 40) which are operated by a user of the system remote from the patient to control insertion of the probe into the body by the propelling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Navicath Ltd.
    Inventor: Dalia Beyar
  • Patent number: 6715680
    Abstract: A caddy receivably retains a two-way messaging pager. The caddy has a connector for power and data transfer between the pager and caddy. The caddy can also be equipped with a magnetic strip card reader. This enables remote transactions using a magnetic strip card such as a credit card or debit card. The caddy has serial bus ports for attaching the caddy to peripheral devices such as printers and taxi fare meters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignees: Comstar Interactive Corp.
    Inventors: Paul Sabella, Charles F. Finch, Carl J. Rinne, Jr., Kurt R. Heino, Brian J. McCahery
  • Patent number: 6699271
    Abstract: A therapeutic wrap designed to be applied to various portions of an individual, such as the neck and shoulders. The wrap contains a plurality of narrow channels into which a filler material, such as Basmati rice, is provided. Various herbs such as chamomile or lavender are also provided within each of the channels to allow for aromatherapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Inventor: Neva A. Clayton
  • Patent number: 6694916
    Abstract: A dispensing system (200) for chewable pet toys (100) contains multiple toys and dispenses them at intervals determined by one or more modes of operation. A display (220) and keypad (400) are used to enter programming data into the memory of a microprocessor (315). When the system is in operation, the display indicates progress through the program, the mode of operation whether MANUAL, RANDOM, or BMOD (behavior modification), the time elapsed, and the number of toys remaining. At various times, sounds emanate from a loudspeaker (320), vibration emanates from a vibrator (328), light emanates from a light source (325), and odor emanates from an odor generator (327). Toys are dispensed down a ramp (225), at predetermined times, or at predetermined times modified by random numbers. Predetermined dispensations permit modification of the pet's behavior (BMOD). Random variations on a predetermined schedule of dispensations (RANDOM) prevent the pet from memorizing a schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Dogopolis, LLC
    Inventors: David Nathan Rucker, Sandi Louise Thompson
  • Patent number: 6692118
    Abstract: This invention relates to a pierceable sealing element for a liquid outlet, especially an ink outlet opening of an ink reservoir in inkjet printing means, and an ink reservoir with one such sealing element which has a membrane which can be pierced by a hollow needle for removing liquid, and the hollow needle can be surrounded sealed from the outside by the pierced seal element. To form an improved seal with low production and installation cost it is proposed as claimed in the invention that the membrane is surrounded by an annularly peripheral sealing profile which can be twisted in the manner of a torus at least partially around a peripheral line when the membrane has been pierced, a sealing surface which runs radially on the inside being formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Artech GmbH Design + Production in Plastic
    Inventors: Helmut Michele, Dirk Klein, Peter Busch
  • Patent number: 6691349
    Abstract: A cantilevered mobile bed/chair apparatus for safely transferring a patient from and to a hospital type bed comprises three hinged together segments forming back, seat and foot platforms operating in conjunction with a four wheeled, rectangular base. The hinged together platforms convert from a fully adjustable chair mode to a bed mode by a first jack located beneath the seat platform. The platforms are raised and lowered by a second jack associated with a telescoping tower attached to an E frame. The telescoping tower is mounted vertically from one side of the rectangular base, and when extended, has a height greater than a hospital bed. The E frame, which supports the platforms, is cantilevered horizontally from the top portion of the telescoping tower, and the height thereof is controlled by the second jack mounted together with the bottom portion of the telescoping tower, to the wheeled base. The side edges of the platforms are beveled or angled downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: Jerry Blevins
  • Patent number: 6688276
    Abstract: The engine includes a cylindrical rotor, set up in the interior of a stator, limited by two flat surfaces forming a first chamber to provided the admission phase and the compression phase and another chamber to provided the expansion phase (D1) and the exhaust phase. The chambers are separated by two section. The peripheral interior surface of the stator is adjusted to the rotor periphery and its extension corresponds to the gap between two pistons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventors: Fernando Augusto Baptista, João Manuel Pereira Dias Baptista
  • Patent number: 6681812
    Abstract: An attachment (3) for a vacuum gun (2), for introducing new coolant into a cooling system of a vehicle after spent coolant has been drained from the cooling system. The attachment (3) comprises: a body (4) having a first inlet (36) for air left in the cooling system of the vehicle after spent coolant has been drained from the cooling system; a second inlet (37) for the new coolant; an outlet (38); a passage (39) connecting the outlet (38) to each of the inlets (36, 37); and, a jumper valve (40) located within the passage (39). The jumper valve (40) is moveable between a first closed position and a second open position, and it is biased with a coil spring (41) to remain in the first position. Whilst a vacuum is applied to the attachment (3) by the vacuum gun (2), the jumper valve (40) is in the second position and air may be drawn from the cooling system to form a partial vacuum within the cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: ABW Australia Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: David Mitchell
  • Patent number: 6651280
    Abstract: A patient lifter has a patient support platform that made be lowered until it touches the floor. Once in this position, it is a simple matter for a single person to place a patient who is prone on the floor onto the patient platform. Once on the platform, the patient support platform can be raised to a height sufficient to transfer the patient onto a bed or chair. The invention has many different devices for raising and lowering the patient support platform which may be chosen. The device is provided with wheels so that it may be easily transported to the site of the patient and be used to move the patient from place to place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Jerry Blevins
  • Patent number: 6647374
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a standardization and commoditizing the process of technology contracts and creating method for assessing, scoring, ranking and rating technology vendors for the purpose of comparing vendor bids on a project and for structuring and pricing insurance/surety contracts. Intrinsic and two-way vendor ratings are established for each of the vendors in a particular project. This two-way rating is used to provide a risk adjustment to the nominal bid of each of the vendors. The two-way rating is also utilized to structure and calculate an insurance premium based upon the probability that the vendor would fail/default on the delivery of a technology project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Namita Kansal
  • Patent number: 6641162
    Abstract: A glide board, especially a ski or snowboard, is provided with a profile rail system on the top of the board at least in the area of the binding consisting of at least one profile rail extending in the longitudinal direction of the glide board and serving to fasten functional elements, for example a binding or elements thereof or a binding plate, by pressing functional elements onto the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Volkl Sports GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Allmann, Franz Scherubl
  • Patent number: 6638592
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel ceramic/metal substrate, especially to a multiple substrate with a ceramic plate or ceramic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: Jurgen Schulz-Harder
  • Patent number: 6638248
    Abstract: A hypodermic syringe having a barrel with an open end, a base end and an internal bore; a needle assembly including a needle base member located inside the bore and releasably engaged with the base end and a needle which protrudes through the base end of the barrel; a plunger slidable within the bore, the plunger having a piston releasably engaged therewith and a chamber having air evacuated therefrom, the chamber being scaled at one end by the piston; wherein the piston includes means for engaging the needle base member such that in use when the plunger is depressed and the piston approaches the base end of the barrel, the piston can engage the needle base member, the needle base member is released from the base end and the piston is released from the plunger such that the piston needle base member and needle can be forced into the chamber by atmospheric pressure, wherein the needle base member is releasably engaged with the base end of the barrel by means of a split ring movable from an engagement position
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: Roy Tudor Brewer
  • Patent number: D482115
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Delta Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ying-Chi Chen, Te-Tsai Chuang, Kuo-Cheng Lin, Wen-Shi Huang
  • Patent number: D485648
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Inventor: Craig Masterson
  • Patent number: D487821
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Green Bell Company Limited
    Inventor: Mikitoshi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: D488264
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Craig Masterson