Patents by Inventor Anthony Petrecca

Anthony Petrecca 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: 6409593
    Abstract: In a drawing for prizes conducted on the Internet, the clients (players) log onto the web page of the server (drawing web site). The player saves his/her paper receipts received, for example, incidental to the purchase of goods, and enters the date and time of each receipt into blank blocks on the drawing web site's web page. Winners are randomly selected based on the entered dates and times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Inventor: Anthony Petrecca
  • Patent number: 5781894
    Abstract: An advertising system to be used with personal computers which enables sponsors to present advertisements or commercials to a user during periods of waiting-time which are inherent in normal computer use. A segment of a software product contains one or more sponsors' audio, visual, or multi-modality messages. The advertising system chooses one of these messages and presents it to the user of the computer during the times that the user is not normally able to use the keyboard of the computer because information is being loaded up or sent out. Such times occur during the start-up of a program or during the sending of information from the computer to a peripheral device such as a printer, modem, or fax. The advertisement, or sequence of advertisements, may be chosen based upon the amount of time which the computer will need to achieve a task before being ready for new input from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Inventors: Anthony Petrecca, Michael Kollar, Robin Whitney
  • Patent number: 5222335
    Abstract: Framing for drywall building construction consists of vertical metal U-shaped studs whose ends are positioned with U-shaped metal top and bottom tracks. The tracks have spaced sets of inward protrusions, preferably dimples, formed from the sidewalls of the tracks. The studs are snapped into the sets of protrusions and held therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Inventor: Anthony Petrecca