Patents by Inventor Alan P. Haber

Alan P. Haber 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: 5838665
    Abstract: An Internet/telephone adaptor device to link a regular telephone call with an Internet call without requiring software that is specific to each proprietary encoding scheme. The device is designed to operate with a data network terminal haling audio/data conversion means for reversibly converting voice signals to a data format for telephone-like communication over a data network. In a preferred embodiment, the adaptor device is provided as an add-on accessory to existing computer terminals having a sound card, making them capable of handling Internet calls. The adaptor is connected both to the computer and to the telephone line, enabling linkage of regular and Internet calls. With the adaptor device, a user can easily arrange conference calls between Internet users and telephone line users. A hold call feature is also provided to simplify user handling of calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Integrated Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Kahn, Alan P. Haber
  • Patent number: 5774637
    Abstract: A printer control device which operates via a cordless link to control a dedicated printer in a shared access mode, allowing access by an alternate computer. In the preferred embodiment, the cordless printer control device operates in an environment in which a host computer is directly connected to a dedicated printer which operates in a normal printing mode. The device is provided as a pair of compact add-on units, a transmitter unit connected to a portable computer and a receiver/switch unit connected to the dedicated printer. The pair of units operate to provide an infrared transmission link by which an alternate/portable computer can detect a break in the normal printing mode and temporarily access the dedicated printer for printing tasks. The receiver/switch unit is provided with a time-out switch which operates to allow the alternate computer to gain access to the printer only if during a predetermined interval, the dedicated printer is not busy with a printing task already assigned to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: ITI Innovative Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Alan P. Haber, Simon M. Kahn
  • Patent number: 5553122
    Abstract: A device for terminating a telephone line and connecting a telephone handset/headset thereto under control of a computer system having a keyboard and a computer, without requiring keyboard replacement or hardware modification inside the computer. The device is connected between a computer and a standard keyboard, enabling the integration of a telephone with a computer system. The device reads the scan codes which are transmitted on the keyboard bus and used by the computer to pass information from the keyboard to the computer I/O port. A keyboard controller in the keyboard provides primary control of the keyboard bus. The device recognizes scan codes which are dedicated to it, and would not otherwise be recognized by the keyboard controller. Thus, the standard keyboard ignores these scan codes, while the device will interpret them as commands to operate telephone functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: ITI Innovative Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Alan P. Haber, Simon M. Kahn
  • Patent number: 5375165
    Abstract: A computer peripheral device (200) including a conventional keyboard (201) and a telephone controller (320) for interconnecting an incoming telephone line (221) with a telephone instrument (235). Besides the standard array of keys (e.g. 205), the keyboard includes telephone control keys (e.g., 206, 207). A keyboard controller (310) is responsive to both the standard keys and the telephone keys to decode keyboard scan codes. The telephone keys cause a pre-determined keyboard area to operate in either a standard mode or a telephone mode. The keyboard controller transmits a synchronous serial data stream to the computer when operating in the standard mode. Alternatively, the keyboard controller transmits parallel control data to the telephone controller to control the set-up, interconnection, and take-down of the telephone line to the telephone instrument when the keyboard is placed in the telephone mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1994
    Inventors: Alan P. Haber, Roy J. Saslow