Patents by Inventor Alan J. Ross

Alan J. Ross 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: 5974390
    Abstract: A system and method is described for creating a predictable flow of funds from an otherwise unpredictable source. An investment and receiving vehicle is established where participants pool their ownership of insurance policies so as to share in the proceeds from those policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York
    Inventor: Alan J. Ross
  • Patent number: 5240249
    Abstract: An electronic game apparatus for playing a card game and particularly the card game cribbage includes a central unit and a plurality of player units separate from but attached to the central unit for communication therewith. The central unit can store indicia relating to the set of cards of the conventional nature and can transfer those cards to different display areas on the main board and on the playing units. Each player can operate transfer buttons on the player unit which act to transfer selected ones from the cards indicated on his player unit to the required location on the main board for the playing of the game cribbage. The main unit calculates the score and enters this on a conventional cribbage scoreboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Inventors: Edward M. Czarnecki, Alan J. Ross, Diane Brophy-Ross, William R. Foster