Patents Assigned to Technology Patents, LLC
  • Patent number: 8539619
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to systems and/or methods that help clean persons having reduced mobility. The systems and/or methods of certain example embodiments help clean persons in areas that are difficult and sometimes even impossible to clean, thereby reducing the likelihood of infection, disease, development of antibiotic resistant diseases, etc. At least one showerhead is provided in such systems/methods. A chair, table, bench, or the like, has a seat and a back support. At least one bladder is connected to the seat and/or the back support of the chair, or on the table, bench, etc., with each said bladder having at least one opening. A hose connects a supply of cleansing fluid to the at least one bladder such that, in operation, the cleansing fluid is forced out of the at least one opening of each said bladder towards the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Patent number: 8250961
    Abstract: A system and/or method for securing areas (e.g. airport terminals, courtrooms, embassies, borders, property surrounding critical infrastructure, areas within cities/towns, etc.) against terrorists is provided. In certain example embodiments, a system and/or method is provided wherein individuals pass (e.g. walk, drive, etc.) through a gateway before gaining access to a secured area. Signals capable of detonating certain explosives that might be carried by the individuals passing through the gateway are emitted in or proximate the gateway. The gateway may be shielded to minimize damage to the surrounding areas. In certain example embodiments, arc currents are generated to trigger the detonation of explosives. In certain example embodiments, explosives may be detonated using cellular signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Publication number: 20110205101
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to a holography-based missile defense shield. In certain example embodiments, an EM field is created on or proximate to a missile. Based on imaging and/or trajectory data, a holographic plate is prepared such that a holographic projection may be generated therefrom. Electromagnetic waves are then focused on the holographic plate as a reference beam so that the holographic image is generated. In certain example embodiments, the holographic image may correspond to the missile itself, a portion of the missile, a substantially planar shape, a substantially three-dimensional shape, and/or the like. In certain example embodiments, the holographic image focused on or near the missile will interfere with the operation of the missile such that it is damaged, destroyed, or otherwise rendered less of a threat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Publication number: 20110208176
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to techniques for using coherent electromagnetic (EM) waves to treat tumors and/or other growths. In certain example embodiments, a growth is imaged. Based on this image, a holographic plate is prepared. Coherent electromagnetic waves are then focused on the holographic plate so that a holographic image of the growth is formed on the actual growth. Magnetic particles may be injected at or proximate to the growth and captured in the EM field corresponding to the holographic image such that these injected particles are caused to congregate in and/or on the growth. In certain example embodiments, bombarding of the growth with the injected particles may help damage or destroy the tumor. In certain example embodiments, the particles, once attached to and/or embedded in the actual growth may be irradiated (e.g., using a microwave or other energy source) so as to further damage or destroy the growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventors: Aris Mardirossian, William Fourney
  • Publication number: 20110061159
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to systems and/or methods that help clean persons having reduced mobility. The systems and/or methods of certain example embodiments help clean persons in areas that are difficult and sometimes even impossible to clean, thereby reducing the likelihood of infection, disease, development of antibiotic resistant diseases, etc. At least one showerhead is provided in such systems/methods. A chair, table, bench, or the like, has a seat and a back support. At least one bladder is connected to the seat and/or the back support of the chair, or on the table, bench, etc., with each said bladder having at least one opening. A hose connects a supply of cleansing fluid to the at least one bladder such that, in operation, the cleansing fluid is forced out of the at least one opening of each said bladder towards the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: Technology Patents, LLC,
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Publication number: 20100327586
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to techniques for collecting run-off and/or draining water from commercial or residential sites, filtering out the liquid, and using the filtered liquid to engage one or more turbines to generate electricity. In certain example embodiments, the one or more turbines are located downstream of filtration, grease-collection, and/or other purification devices. The electricity generated by the one or more turbines may be stored in batteries, serve as a power source for an active drainage/filtration system, used for other activities in or around the site, etc. In certain example embodiments, elements (such as sidewalls, vanes, and/or the like) may be provided upstream of the at least one turbine and downstream of the filtration subsystem, with adjacent elements defining constriction locations therebetween to help accelerate the flow of fluids passing therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris MARDIROSSIAN
  • Publication number: 20100282107
    Abstract: A system and/or method for securing areas (e.g. airport terminals, courtrooms, embassies, borders, property, surrounding critical infrastructure, areas within cities/towns, etc.) against terrorists is provided. In certain example embodiments, a system and/or method is provided wherein individuals pass (e.g. walk, drive, etc.) through a gateway before gaining access to a secured area. Signals capable of detonating certain explosives that might be carried by the individuals passing through the gateway are emitted in or proximate the gateway. The gateway may be shielded to minimize damage to the surrounding areas. In certain example embodiments, arc currents are generated to trigger the detonation of explosives. In certain example embodiments, explosives may be detonated using cellular signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Patent number: 7784389
    Abstract: A system and/or method for securing areas (e.g. airport terminals, courtrooms, embassies, borders, property surrounding critical infrastructure, areas within cities/towns, etc.) against terrorists is provided. In certain example embodiments, a system and/or method is provided wherein individuals pass (e.g. walk, drive, etc.) through a gateway before gaining access to a secured area. Signals capable of detonating certain explosives that might be carried by the individuals passing through the gateway are emitted in or proximate the gateway. The gateway may be shielded to minimize damage to the surrounding areas. In certain example embodiments, arc currents are generated to trigger the detonation of explosives. In certain example embodiments, explosives may be detonated using cellular signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Publication number: 20100090643
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to techniques that harness air/wind power to charge and/or re-charge a battery of a vehicle that is at least partially electrically powered. In certain example embodiments, air/wind enters into a channel formed in a vehicle and turns a turbine which, in turn, generates electricity that may be used to charge and/or re-charge a battery of the vehicle. In certain example embodiments, the velocity of the air/wind may be increased within the channel by virtue of features including, for example, retractable and/or directional vanes and/or side wall elements that help create constricting locations (or choke points). In certain example embodiments, the velocity of the air/wind may be increased within the channel by virtue of features that produce the Coanda effect. Thus, for instance, both the Venturi effect and the Coanda effect may be used to increase the efficiency of the overall system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Patent number: 7679526
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to systems and methods for use with traffic ticket printing parking meters. According to certain example embodiments, a parking meter is provided. A payment acceptor may be operable to accept payment. A display may be operable to display a validated period during which the meter is valid, with the validated period being based on an amount of payment inserted into the payment acceptor. Vehicle identifying programmed logic circuitry may be operable to identify a vehicle parking in, parked in, and/or leaving a parking spot associated with the parking meter. A printer may be operable to print a parking ticket when a parking violation occurs, with the parking ticket including vehicle identification information from the vehicle identifying programmed logic circuitry and/or parking violation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Patent number: 7634063
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring individuals using voice print matching to match previously stored unidentified speech samples with known voice prints is disclosed. Voice prints of unidentified individuals are obtained and stored in a central repository for use by authorized agencies or other entities that monitor voice communications, such as, for example, if the conversation being monitored causes the monitor, based on their predetermined alert criteria, to suspect the speakers of illegal activity, such as, for example, terrorism, or otherwise cause the monitor to seek additional information about the speakers. Voice prints of known individuals are taken by authorized agencies based on predetermined criteria. When these known voice prints are being obtained, they are compared to the unidentified voice prints in the database, and if a match is found, the monitor is notified, and put in communication with the agency taking the voice print for further action as appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Patent number: 7511625
    Abstract: A system and/or method for increasing safety in areas in which people work and/or through which people travel that potentially may become blocked (e.g. mines, mineshafts, tunnels, etc.) is provided. In certain example embodiments, a system and/or method is provided wherein a sensor locates individuals who may be trapped and conveys their location(s) after an area becomes blocked. Sensors may be disposed throughout the area, located on individuals, etc. Sensors may be located behind protected coverings (e.g. glass), and they may locate individuals through, for example, low power, ultrasound, infrared techniques, etc. In certain example embodiments of this invention, one or more conduits may provide a supply of breathable air to individuals who may be trapped after the area becomes blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Patent number: 7486428
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing vehicle window (e.g., windshield and/or backlite) visible light transmission when high beams are detected. In certain example embodiments, a detector detects the presence of a light source above certain luminescent threshold. A controller then reduces the visible light transmission of a windshield and/or backlite via an electrochromic process and/or by using electrodes to apply a voltage across a gas-filled chamber for example. The visible light transmission is restored when the controller determines that the light source detected has dropped below the threshold luminescence or has disappeared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventors: Aris Mardirossian, William Fourney
  • Publication number: 20080122634
    Abstract: A system and/or method for increasing safety in areas in which people work and/or through which people travel that potentially may become blocked (e.g. mines, mineshafts, tunnels, etc.) is provided. In certain example embodiments, a system and/or method is provided wherein a sensor locates individuals who may be trapped and conveys their location(s) after an area becomes blocked. Sensors may be disposed throughout the area, located on individuals, etc. Sensors may be located behind protected coverings (e.g. glass), and they may locate individuals through, for example, low power, ultrasound, infrared techniques, etc. In certain example embodiments of this invention, one or more conduits may provide a supply of breathable air to individuals who may be trapped after the area becomes blocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Publication number: 20080091817
    Abstract: Systems and/or methods for locating and/or identifying individuals that use network-enabled client devices to access particular network resources are provided. In certain example embodiments, a system and/or method is provided wherein a software module (e.g. one or more worm(s)) is configured to be stored on a server device and transmitted to at least one client device connecting to the server device is provided. The software module may include logic to cause the client device to broadcast a signal comprising location and/or identification information associated with the client device. The software module may exploit one or more vulnerabilities of the client device to become stored thereon and/or to transmit the location and/or identification information, which may include, for example, a processor serial number of the client device, an embedded ID of the client device, components of the client device, GPS coordinates of the client device, a true IP address, and/or true routing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Patent number: 7281418
    Abstract: In certain example embodiments there is provided a method and/or system for operating an aircraft, including (a) before an aircraft is loaded with passengers and luggage, performing a first measuring to measure a load on front landing gear strut(s) and rear landing gear strut(s) in order to obtain first weight data; and (b) after the aircraft has been loaded with passengers and luggage, performing a second measuring to measure a load on front landing gear strut(s) and rear landing gear strut(s) in order to obtain second weight data. Then, the first weight data is subtracted from the second weight data, while optionally compensating for fuel added to the aircraft between the times of the first and second measuring steps, in order to determine a total weight of the passengers and luggage on the aircraft. This total weight can be used in determining whether or not the plane is overloaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Publication number: 20070214950
    Abstract: A system and/or method for securing areas (e.g. airport terminals, courtrooms, embassies, borders, property surrounding critical infrastructure, areas within cities/towns, etc.) against terrorists is provided. In certain example embodiments, a system and/or method is provided wherein individuals pass (e.g. walk, drive, etc.) through a gateway before gaining access to a secured area. Signals capable of detonating certain explosives that might be carried by the individuals passing through the gateway are emitted in or proximate the gateway. The gateway may be shielded to minimize damage to the surrounding areas. In certain example embodiments, arc currents are generated to trigger the detonation of explosives. In certain example embodiments, explosives may be detonated using cellular signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Patent number: 7272565
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring individuals using voice print matching to match monitored speech with stored voice prints is disclosed. Voice prints of individuals are obtained and stored in a central repository for use by authorized agencies or other entity that monitor voice communications. The digitized voice prints may be used to identify the speakers being monitored. If the conversation being monitored causes the monitor, based on their predetermined alert criteria, to suspect the speakers of illegal activity, such as, for example, terrorism, or otherwise cause the monitor to seek additional information about the speakers, the monitor may access information associated with the voice print and retrieve the information associated with those individuals so that this information may be passed along to the appropriate agency or organization for further action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Technology Patents LLC.
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Publication number: 20070168390
    Abstract: A system and/or method for, e.g., amusement park, facility management is provided. In certain example embodiments, a patron is issued a pass (e.g., handheld electronic device) when that patron enters an amusement park. The pass includes, for example, a list of attractions for which the user is authorized. In some example embodiments, patrons who are authorized for a given attraction receive priority over non-authorized patrons and therefore are able to participate in the attraction more quickly than non-authorized patrons. Authorizations preferably change in certain example embodiments depending, for example, on the length of lines in various parts of the amusement park to facilitate an efficient flow of patrons through the park.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Patent number: RE39870
    Abstract: A global paging system and corresponding method are disclosed in which an originating user pages a receiving user in a different country without the paging message being broadcast in all areas. According to certain embodiments, the originating user E-mails a web site or server of the paging system paging information, with the server then transmitting the paging message over a packet-switched digital data network (e.g. the Internet) to a receiving or terminating web site or server located in the different country. In certain embodiments, the receiving user remotely inputs a designated country into the paging system so that when the receiving user is paged, the paging system first pages the receiving user in the designated country or area without broadcasting the paging message in other countries or areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian