Patents Examined by Florian Zeender
  • Patent number: 8935178
    Abstract: An ordering apparatus stores an order quantity, moreover, generates the order data for each ordered commodity by associating a plurality of the commodity identifiers which is accepted the input with the order quantities which is stored, during the period from the moment that the input of the commodity identifier is accepted to the moment that is determined that the input acceptation is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomomasa Uezono
  • Patent number: 7324949
    Abstract: A suite of applications is provided for the administration of implantable medical devices, particularly implantable therapeutic substance infusion devices. The applications may be accessed over a public network, such as the Internet, and may be run using middleware. The applications provide for the administration of medical devices as they pertain to a particular patient, the ordering of therapeutic agents from participating third-party dispensaries, the scheduling of device maintenance and explant events, and the review of literature and educational materials pertaining to a particular medical device or class of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Guy Scott Bristol
  • Patent number: 7310611
    Abstract: A novel order processing in a shop side computer that carries out online sales of goods and the like is realized by this invention. In the shop side computer, upon receiving an order request from a customer terminal, content information of the customer order is registered, and an identification number of the customer order and a shop code are transmitted to a settlement system. Next, upon receiving the identification number of the customer order and an operation key from the settlement system, the content information of the customer order is read out according to the identification number of the customer order, and the content information of the customer order, the operation key, and the shop authentication information are transmitted to the settlement system. After that, upon receiving information indicating that the acceptance of the customer order is possible from the settlement system, information indicating the acceptance of the order is stored for the customer order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Nifty Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Shibuya, Yuki Watabe
  • Patent number: 7292991
    Abstract: A point-of-sale interface receives point-of-sale quantities for a number of individual items, as well as point-of-sale quantity for a miscellaneous group item that includes undifferentiated sales of one or more of the individual items. An item indexer calculates an item index for each individual item comprising a fraction of the miscellaneous group item sales attributable to the individual item. A sales disambiguator computes a revised point-of-sale quantity for each individual item using the item index and the point-of-sale quantities for the miscellaneous group item and the individual item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Park City Group
    Inventors: Robert J. Peressini, William D. Dunlavy, Ronald S. Sorensen
  • Patent number: 7249058
    Abstract: A method, software and apparatus are provided which enable promotion of products and services in a deterministic manner free of conflicting actions modifying raw ranking data based on merchants interests. For this purpose, an information consolidator is provided to obtain search results for a plurality of sources including directly from merchants. When a shopper enters a set of key words in an entry field in an on-screen form for a web server to obtain a list of items (products and/or services) of interest to the shopper, the documents describing the items can be prioritized by the information provided by the information source based on the web sites owner's priorities. The information consolidator receives ranking information taking the highest ranked products and obtains the product information for the most highly ranked products. The information consolidator then reranks the products using a preferred ranking algorithm to remove information sources biases in this ranking of the products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Moon Ju Kim, Juan-Leon Rodriguez, Yurdaer Nezihi Doganata
  • Patent number: 6068275
    Abstract: A structure for mounting a hydraulic damper to a vehicle body is provided. The damper has a first end and a second end. The vehicle includes a vehicle frame that has a first bracket connected to the first end and an axle that has a second bracket connected to the second end. The axle is arranged to be pivotal with respect to the frame. The damper changes its length based on a swinging action of the axle. The first bracket has a first support hole. The second bracket has a second support hole. The first end has a first through hole and the second end has a second through hole. The first end and the second end of the damper are rotatably connected with the first bracket and the second bracket, respectively, by a shaft extending through at least one of the support holes and the associated through hole in a rotatable manner about its axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho
    Inventor: Kenji Chino
  • Patent number: 6047976
    Abstract: A portable storage container includes a top-open container body equipped with wheels and a retractable handle, and a container cover hinged to the container body and equipped with a carrying handle, the container cover having a bottom packing frame holding a heat insulative member adapted to close the opened top side of the container body, enabling the container body to be maintained in an air tight condition, and a plurality of top open chambers covered with a respective lift cover for keeping small items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Inventor: King-Sheng Wang
  • Patent number: 5524916
    Abstract: A mechanic's creeper is provided with a surrounding skirt that serves to deflect tools and other objects lying on the floor, thereby maintaining them accessible to the mechanic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Inventor: Raymond S. Redens
  • Patent number: 5382037
    Abstract: A fork blade for a bicycle front fork includes a lower cylindrical casing, an upper cylindrical casing having a reduced bottom end inserted into the lower cylindrical casing, a forked tip member welded to the lower cylindrical casing at the bottom, a double end screw rod having a top end screwed up with locknuts to hold a buffer spring above a hollow screw member being fastened to the bottom end of the upper cylindrical casing and a bottom end connected to the forked tip member, a shock spring retained between the hollow screw member and the forked tip member, wherein the forked tip member has a circular upright wall welded to the inside wall of the lower cylindrical casing at the bottom and welding holes through the circular upright wall into which the melted metal for joining the forked tip member and the lower cylindrical casing fills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Inventors: Wu-Sung Chang, Huan-Yang Huang
  • Patent number: 5364112
    Abstract: A pair of wheel assemblies adapted to attach to the rear legs of a folding lawn chair so that the chair can be used to transport heavy or bulky items from a car to a picnic site. The cargo is carried on the seat of the chair. The chair can be used for conventional seating purposes with the wheels in position ready for operation. The wheels are brought into contact with the ground by tipping the chair rearward. Each wheel assembly can be rotated about the axis of its associated leg and locked into a plurality of positions, including the position in which, for stacking and storage purposes, the wheel lays flat against the plane of the chairs rear leg assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventor: William S. Jackson
  • Patent number: 5356163
    Abstract: A wheeled tire truck is provided for installing, removing and transporting rim-mounted tires for vehicles. The truck comprises an elongated body section and extended fork section supported by a transverse axle having wheels at either end bracketing the body. The body includes a handle section extending opposite the fork section to terminate in a grip, and the fork section extends opposite the handle for straddling the tire on either side of its center of gravity and beneath its tread. The tire rests against the handle portion and separate tire rests over each wheel, and the tire may be transported by balancing the weight of the tire on the wheels while pushing on the grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: Tire Shuttle, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald R. Suggs, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5354086
    Abstract: A footrest holder for a motorcycle comprising two mounting plates for attachment to a vehicle frame, of the motorcycle, an arm extending therefrom for supporting a gearshift or brake lever on its free end, the arm being pivotable about an axis at right angles to the swivel axis of the arm, the arm being formed by a continuous rod which carries the plates, and at least one of the plates is movably mountable on the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: Motorrad Mueller GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Mueller
  • Patent number: 5351778
    Abstract: The invention suggests an unmanned radio-control automotive working machine for safely mowing grass and lawns on dangerous slopes, which includes a carriage on which a power source such as a gasoline engine, a traveling apparatus and a working apparatus of a grass cutter, a lawn mowing blade or the like and, more particularly, the structure of a traveling transmission mechanism of a traveling control apparatus in which a traveling brake functions without fail when a traveling clutch is neutral, and a differential-gear lock and the brake function to effect the braking operation quickly even if the working machine is on a steep slope, and the structure of a brake apparatus installed in a gear case of the traveling transmission. Thus, the invention achieves safety in radio-control operation, and size and weight reduction of the working machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: Kaaz Corporation
    Inventors: Mori Shigemi, Akagi Hitoshi
  • Patent number: 5348332
    Abstract: A back-up direction guide for a pup trailer dolly having a frame sprung from a wheel equipped axle and connected to the rearward end of a truck-trailer by an A-frame tongue portion is formed by a rigid plate clamped in overlying relation to the forward end portion of the pup trailer dolly frame. Load binders are pivotally connected with the respective ends of the plate and tensioned flexible members connected with the respective load binder and the respective outer lower limit of the rearward end portion of the truck-trailer guide the pup trailer dolly in a selected direction during rearward backing movement of the truck-trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Inventor: David Hamilton
  • Patent number: 5346231
    Abstract: A skate construction with pre-set buffering, shock-absorbing and the topogrphy compliance functions essentially composed of a footwear, a sole plate, a set of suspended support arms, a set of buffer wheels and a stop fixed block placed on the terminal portion of the sole plate, which is mainly characterized in that by employing a design of a low resistance rubber inflatable tire in combination with a single hub type support, a skate construction is given for keeping stable and smooth when the skate is used on lawns, concrete, unleveled or asphalt pavements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Inventor: Diana Ho
  • Patent number: 5346237
    Abstract: A bicycle frame is made of frame tubes interconnected together by metal connectors at opposite ends of the frame tubes. The frame tubes each consist of a carbon fiber tube and metal connecting members at opposite ends of the carbon fiber tube. The metal connecting members are threaded onto sockets on the connectors. The carbon fiber tubes and the metal connecting members are interengaged by annular grooves on the connecting members and interfitting annular flanges on the carbon fiber tubes. The connecting members may be welded to the connectors through end notches in the connecting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Inventor: Tsai-Te Wang
  • Patent number: 5346238
    Abstract: A stand for a bicycle that supports it at an angle. The stand includes a single elongated member which attaches to the bicycle at two locations by means of a slotted member which encircles the crank spindle and a yokeless shoulder member which supports a chain stay to support the bicycle. The opposite end of the elongated member serves to contact the ground. The stand is readily installed and removed, and is stored in a second location on the bicycle when the bicycle is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: Greenfield Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Greenfield
  • Patent number: 5340137
    Abstract: A steering axle is disclosed which comprises a girder having a respective wheel hub spindle hinged to its opposed ends by means of two hinges. An elastic element, such as a Belleville washer, is fitted between the elements of one of the hinges for adjusting the backlash between the girder and the spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: Carraro S.p.A.
    Inventors: Timante Carraro, Raimondo Perin
  • Patent number: 5340143
    Abstract: The present invention provides a slidable support assembly which is affixed to an extensible jack leg of a typically heavily loaded commercial trailer and is used to support the front end of the trailer when not connected to a towing truck. The support assembly is able to slide laterally for the purpose of properly aligning the trailer hitching and towing vehicle mechanisms without injury to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Inventor: Thomas M. Williams, Jr.
  • Patent number: RE34897
    Abstract: Disclosed are suspension devices for motorcycles, in which the rear wheel is rotatively supported by rear ends of right and left side swing arms front ends of which are pivotally connected to rear low-portion of the vehicle frame, one end of a link lever pivotally supported at its center portion by rear upper-portion of the frame is pivotally connected to the swing arms via a rod member at each side of the rear wheel and other end of said link lever is pivotally connected to upper end of a spring member, and lower end of said spring member is pivotally connected to a position of each swing arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Inventors: Donald G. Richardson, J. Guy Cazort