Patents Represented by Attorney Ira J. Schaefer
  • Patent number: 7067557
    Abstract: The administration of antiestrogens to men suffering a relative androgen deficiency stimulates the body's production of testosterone leading to a correction of the deficiency. For example, male menopause, loss of cognitive function, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, obesity, excessive weight, Alzheimer's disease, and combinations thereof, can all be characterized by significant decreases in serum levels of bioavailable androgens. Administration of antiestrogens to men restores optimum serum levels of bioavailable androgens, and, thus, serves as a treatment for these disorders and relative androgen deficiency in general.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Harry Fisch
  • Patent number: 6814008
    Abstract: A mounting device has a first member attachable to a vertical surface, a first channel for releasably receiving a planar member forming a writing surface to dispose the writing surface at a generally horizontal position and a second channel for releasably receiving the planar member to dispose the writing surface at an inclined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventor: Neal B. Schultz
  • Patent number: 6804335
    Abstract: A method for providing telephonic services comprises providing a toll-free access telephone number and receiving signaling or a call made to the toll-free number by a customer. The calling number of the customer number is determined and the signaling is terminated or the call is hung up. Thereafter, the customer is called-back and provided with a dialing prompt whereby the customer can select a desired service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Pilgrim Telephone, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanley Kugell
  • Patent number: 6745943
    Abstract: A hand held terminal for optically scanning coded information has an electronic housing with a major axis, an intermediate axis and a minor axis. An optical scanning device is mounted at a first longitudinal end of the terminal with respect to the major axis. A multi-line information display is arranged on a top surface of the housing such that the display is facing in a direction corresponding to the minor axis. The terminal further has a handle with a handgrip extending outwardly from the housing at a second longitudinal end. The axis of the handle forms an angle of approximately 0 to 45 degrees from the major axis and is perpendicular to the intermediate axis. An operator control is arranged on said top surface adjacent the second end of said housing such that the control can be operated by the thumb on a hand grasping the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joerg Schlieffers, Thomas K. Roslak
  • Patent number: 6690780
    Abstract: A method for providing telecommunications services in a telecommunications network. A telecommunications service provider monitors data relating to communications initiation or termination criteria for at least two communicants in the telecommunications network and initiates or terminates communications between the at least two communicants if, by processing the data, it is determined that the criteria have been met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Pilgrim Telephone, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Kotik, Andrew Egendorf
  • Patent number: 6618593
    Abstract: A system and method for matching first and second mobile communications devices are provided. Preference or profile information associated with the first and second mobile communications devices is transmitted to a central server for matching the first and second devices. Location information and transmission statuses of the first and second mobile communications device are also transmitted to the central server. Data related to the location of either device is transmitted to the other device depending upon the matched statuses of the mobile communications devices and the location and transmission status information associated with the mobile communications devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: RovingRadar, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Drutman, Darlene Drutman, Andrew Egendorf, Norton Greenfeld, Eugene Pettinelli
  • Patent number: 6529120
    Abstract: A system for communicating over a transmission line has a plurality of transceivers, each for generating an information signal for transmission over the transmission line and for reception of an information signal transmitted thereto over the transmission line. A device couples each transceiver to the transmission line. The device includes a ferrite core surrounding the transmission line and at least one winding extending through the core and connected to the transceiver. As a result, the current signal corresponding to a generated information signal, as applied to the transmission line during transmission, and a current signal corresponding to a transmitted information signal is received From the transmission line during reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Intech 21, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bilenko, Helena Zelmanovich
  • Patent number: 6524704
    Abstract: A powder of dicalcium silicate is made by spray drying calcia and silica with incorporation of sodium and phosphorus or stabilized zirconia. The spray dried powder is sintered to form a thermal spray powder. Sprayed coatings have a web of interconnected, randomly oriented microcracks substantially perpendicular to the coating surface. The coatings are stable in thermal cycling and a hot corrosive environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Sulzer Metco (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaohan Wei, Mitchell R. Dorfman, Luis F. Correa, Franz Jansen, John Peters
  • Patent number: 6504921
    Abstract: A method for providing telecommunications services in a telecommunications network. A telecommunications service provider monitors data relating to communications initiation criteria for at least two communicants in the telecommunications network and initiates communications between the at least two communicants if, by processing the data, it is determined that the criteria have been met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Pilgrim Telephone, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Kotik, Andrew Egendorf
  • Patent number: 6503576
    Abstract: A high velocity oxygen fuel thermal spray powder comprising a superalloy having the formula MCrAlY—X, wherein M is at least one metal taken from the group consisting of nickel, cobalt, and iron; X is at least one reactive element taken from the group consisting of hafnium, rhenium, lanthanum, and tantalum; and yttrium is present in levels greater than 1% by weight of the total composition and up to about 6% by weight of the total composition. In addition, the powder may be blended with an agglomeration of M′CrAlY and a ceramic, wherein M′ is at least one metal taken from the group consisting of nickel, cobalt, and iron. The invention offers improved high temperature oxidation, corrosion and creep resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Sulzer Metco (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Lysa Russo, Mitchell R. Dorfman, Kerry LaPierre
  • Patent number: 6467688
    Abstract: A hand held terminal has a display, a keying input, a printer, a processor for receiving information from the keying input and for directing information onto the display and to the printer and a housing for the keying input, display and processor. The printer is directly mechanically connected to the housing and the printer is a sheet fed printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Goldman, Vincent P. Luciano
  • Patent number: 6453536
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing hollow nickel titanium profiles with a small external diameter and/or small wall thickness by means of deformation, especially extrusion. According to the inventive method, a composite block is formed, comprising a solid core and one or several hollow blocks surrounding said core. The core and the hollow blocks are made of nickel titanium. The parts of the composite block are separated after deformation to obtain a wire (3a), a tube (1a) with a small diameter and a tube (5a) with a larger diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: G. Rau GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Klaus Müller, Hans Nusskern
  • Patent number: 6439461
    Abstract: High speed scanning arrangements in scanners for reading bar code symbols by oscillating a scanner component in single or multi-axis scan patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dvorkis, Howard Shepard, Simon Bard, Joseph Katz, Edward Barkan
  • Patent number: 6411940
    Abstract: An Internet billing method comprises establishing an agreement between an Internet access provider and a customer, and an agreement between the Internet access provider and a vendor, wherein the Internet access provider agrees with the customer and the vendor to bill the customer and remit to the vendor for products and services purchased over the Internet by the customer from the vendor. The provider creates access to the Internet for the customer. When the customer orders a product or service over the Internet from a vendor, transactional information transmitted between the customer and the vendor is also transmitted to the provider. The provider then bills the transaction amount to the customer and remits a portion of the transaction amount to the vendor, keeping the differential as a fee for providing the service. As a result of this method, there is no need for any customer account numbers or vendor account numbers to be transmitted over the Internet, thereby maintaining the security of that information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Netcraft Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Egendorf
  • Patent number: 6391920
    Abstract: Male menopause is characterized by significant decreases in serum levels of bioavailable androgens. The administration of antiestrogens to men experiencing male menopause can remedy the relative androgen deficiency in men by stimulating the body's production of testosterone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventor: Harry Fisch
  • Patent number: 6385352
    Abstract: A system and method for reading a two-dimensional image, and for comparing the two-dimensional image to stored data representative of a known image. The optical scanning device comprises a sensor for capturing the two-dimensional image, which sensor includes an LED array for projecting an emitted light towards the two-dimensional image. The sensor also includes a lens disposed forward of the LED array for focussing the emitted light and thereby framing the two-dimensional image. The sensor further includes an optical assembly for focussing an ambient light reflected from the framed two-dimensional image. And the sensor includes a CMOS (or CCD) detector for detecting the focussed ambient light, the CMOS detector including a photodiode array for sensing the focussed ambient light and a processor for processing the ambient light to obtain an electrical image signal. The optical scanning device also compresses the electrical image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Roustaei
  • Patent number: 6351739
    Abstract: An Internet billing method comprises establishing an agreement between an Internet access provider and a customer, and an agreement between the Internet access provider and a vendor, wherein the Internet access provider agrees with the customer and the vendor to bill the customer and remit to the vendor for products and services purchased over the Internet by the customer from the vendor. The provider creates access to the Internet for the customer. When the customer orders a product or service over the Internet from a vendor, transactional information transmitted between the customer and the vendor is also transmitted to the provider. The provider then bills the transaction amount to the customer and remits a portion of the transaction amount to the vendor, keeping the differential as a fee for providing the service. As a result of this method, there is no need for any customer account numbers or vendor account numbers to be transmitted over the Internet, thereby maintaining the security of that information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Netcraft Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Egendorf
  • Patent number: 6347229
    Abstract: A method for tracking the location of mobile units, comprises providing a plurality of mobile units each having a wireless transmitter and a unique address and at least one stationary base unit having a phase array antenna with antenna elements. A signal including an address is received from at least one mobile unit by the at least base unit via the phase array antenna. The phase difference of the signal arriving at the antenna elements from each mobile unit is measured and the coordinates of the location of each mobile unit are calculated as a function of the phase differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignees: Intech 21, Inc., Secure Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Helena Zelmanovich, Victor Zelmanovich, George Bilenko
  • Patent number: 6331361
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing and repair wherein a component composed of equiaxed cast or wrought alloys has at least one section joined thereto composed of directionally solidified or single crystal material
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Hickham Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans van Esch, Wayne Greaves
  • Patent number: 6319560
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for coating the outer surface of a workpiece comprises disposing a workpiece in a fixed position along an axis and rotating a thermal spray gun around the axis on a support with a thermal spray thereof directed towards the axis. The powder, fuel and oxygen are rotatably coupling to the gun and the thermal spray gun and the support are moving along the axis while rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Sulzer Metco (US) Inc.
    Inventors: David Hawley, Montia Nestler, Kevin Varley