Patents by Inventor David D. Goodman

David D. Goodman 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).

  • Publication number: 20200113621
    Abstract: An electrosurgical forceps includes first and second shaft members and first and second jaw members extending distally from the respective first and second shaft members. A pivot couples the first and second shaft members with one another such that the first and second shaft members are movable relative to one another between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position to move the first and second jaw members relative to one another between an open position and a closed position. The jaw members are configured to facilitate tissue treatment, tissue division, and blunt tissue dissection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Grant T. Sims, Benjamin R. Arts, Kelley D. Goodman, David M. Keffeler, Craig V. Krastins, Robert F. McCullough, JR., Daniel W. Mercier, Jennifer L. Rich
  • Publication number: 20200113620
    Abstract: An electrosurgical forceps includes first and second shaft members and first and second jaw members extending distally from the respective first and second shaft members. A pivot couples the first and second shaft members with one another such that the first and second shaft members are movable relative to one another between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position to move the first and second jaw members relative to one another between an open position and a closed position. The jaw members are configured to facilitate tissue treatment, tissue division, and blunt tissue dissection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Grant T. Sims, Benjamin R. Arts, Kelley D. Goodman, David M. Keffeler, Craig V. Krastins, Robert F. Mccullough, JR., Daniel W. Mercier, Jennifer L. Rich
  • Patent number: 10372914
    Abstract: For validating computing device firmware, systems, apparatus, and methods are disclosed. The apparatus includes a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor, the code including code that acquires a firmware manifest for locally stored firmware, authenticates a digital signature of the firmware manifest, and validates contents of the locally stored firmware using the firmware manifest. The apparatus may also include code that generates a local firmware manifest from the firmware, wherein validating the contents of the firmware includes comparing the local firmware manifest to the firmware manifest. In certain embodiments, the apparatus may indicate, to a user, one of success and failure of the firmware validation. The firmware manifest may be a location-specific firmware manifest corresponding to a geographical location of the apparatus and/or computing device including the locally stored firmware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Steven D. Goodman, Mikio Hagiwara, William Laurence Jaeger, Jr., Eitaroh Kasamatsu, Kohsuke Ohtani, Randall Scott Springfield, David Burke Stone, Christopher Aaron Whitesock
  • Patent number: 7577240
    Abstract: A system for communicating data over a plurality of telephone lines between a source of information and a plurality of destinations of data, wherein each of the telephone lines connects to a different one of the plurality of destinations and also carries voice signals to and from a plurality of telephone devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventor: David D. Goodman
  • Publication number: 20080284840
    Abstract: A system that provides video signal communication between a source of video signals and a plurality of units that include destinations of the video signals, the system including an interface coupled to the source and to conductive paths, each of which serves at least one of the units and carries voice signals to and from one or more telephone devices at said unit. The interface receives video signals from the source, and also receives voice signals. The interface transmits voice and video signals onto the conductive path. Receivers at each destination of information connected to the conductive path recover the video signal and apply it to one or more of the destinations at the unit. The receivers also recover the voice signal from the telephone line and apply it to a telephone device. Signals also transmit in the reverse direction, from the units back to the interface and the source of information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2006
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Goodman, Robert H. Domnitz
  • Patent number: 7305071
    Abstract: A video transmission system for facilitating transmission of video and control signals, particularly infrared remote control signals, between different locations in a residence using existing telephone wiring. Simultaneous transmission of signals of both types over active telephone lines is possible without interference with telephone communications. Transmission succeeds without requiring special treatment of the video signals beyond RF conversion, despite signal attenuation inherent in transmission over the telephone line media. Two or more video sources may be tied into the system, and selected as desired. Remote control signals generated in one room may be utilized without requiring a clear line of sight between the remote control device and the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Goodman, Robert Domnitz
  • Patent number: 7227932
    Abstract: An interactive system and method for communicating data over a network of twisted pair wiring that is in active use as a conductive path for ordinary telephone signals. Data is encoded redundantly in multiple channels to avoid interference by noise on the telephone network, such as interference from common radio signals. Data is also communicated in the reverse direction using a more general procedure. This reverse channel can be located above the telephone voice band and below the multiple data channels. Data communications are accomplished without interfering with voice communications. The transmitted data may include audio/video signals, and signals from infrared transmitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Goodman, Robert Domnitz
  • Patent number: 7224780
    Abstract: A transceiver is operable to connect to a 2-wire conductive path to communicate information in multiple channels to a companion transceiver. Data is encoded redundantly inside the channels, enabling communication to succeed even when one of the channels drops out due to noise. The channels may be selected so that they do not overlap the bands used by common radio sources. The companion transceiver decodes the data using the signals it receives from the multiple bands, and transmits information back to the first transceiver. Transmitted information may include video signals and signals from infrared transmitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Goodman, Robert Domnitz
  • Patent number: 7149289
    Abstract: An interactive system and method for communicating data over a network of twisted pair wiring that is in active use as a conductive path for telephone signals. A first channel is used for transmission of data from a signal interface to a transceiver. The data is made available to the signal interface from an external source of information. The transceiver communicates data in the reverse direction of a second channel. The transceiver can sendcontrol signals upstream to indicate which audio/video content is to be sent back. Information communicated in the reverse channel can be received as a light signal, with the light signal recreated at the opposite end of the link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Goodman, Robert Domnitz
  • Patent number: 7145990
    Abstract: A method and system for communicating between a number of computers within a residence over an active telephone network, and for communicating data between a telephone exchange and the residence in a first data band concurrently with the computers communicating in a second data band over the telephone wiring network within the residence. A modem bridges communication in the first data band and the second data band enabling the computers to communicate with the telephone exchange, which may provide a data path to other computers, for instance over the Internet. In addition, signals such as video signals can be distributed within the residence in an additional high-frequency band making use of common circuitry for both data and video communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventor: David D. Goodman
  • Patent number: 7110511
    Abstract: A communication system for passing information between information services and terminal devices over a twisted wire pair network. The information services include a telephone exchange and other services, such as a data network and a television distribution system. The terminal devices include telephones and other devices, such as computers and televisions. The system includes a main information interface coupled to the information services and to the twisted wire pair network, which couples the terminal devices and to the main information interface. The wiring network includes multiple active telephone pairs for passing voice signals between the telephone exchange and telephones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventor: David D. Goodman
  • Patent number: 6970537
    Abstract: A video transmission system for facilitating transmission of video and control signals, particularly infrared remote control signals, between different locations in a residence using existing telephone wiring. Simultaneous transmission of signals of both types over active telephone lines is possible without interference with telephone communications. Transmission succeeds without requiring special treatement of the video signals beyond RF conversion, despite signal attenuation inherent in transmission over the telephone line media. Two or more video sources may be tied into the system, and selected as desired. Remote control signals generated in one room may be utilized without requiring a clear line of sight between the remote control device and the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventor: David D. Goodman
  • Publication number: 20040230710
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for connecting peripheral devices to personal computers (PCs), and/or enabling communication between one or more peripheral devices and a PC, without requiring manually providing the PC with a communications driver or user-installed software needed to enable the PC to communicate with the peripheral device. The USB, 1394, and/or PCMCIA interfaces (or standards), for example, can be used to enable a peripheral device to communicate with the PC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Applicant: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventor: David D. Goodman
  • Publication number: 20040199909
    Abstract: A peripheral device and a method for operating the peripheral device for automatic installation, in which the method includes coupling the peripheral device to a computer and sending a first device identification from the peripheral device to the computer. The peripheral device emulates a device of a type determined by the first device identification, including transferring a driver from the peripheral device to the computer. Then, the peripheral device sends a second device identification from the peripheral device to the computer, such that the sent device identification is for a device supported by the driver transferred to the computer. The peripheral device then operates by interacting with the driver on the computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Applicant: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventor: David D. Goodman
  • Publication number: 20040105467
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a system and method that allows multiple computers, optionally separated by a distance greater than specified in the IEEE 802.3 standard, to utilize an existing wiring infrastructure to obtain a high speed connection to a network such as the Internet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Applicant: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventor: David D. Goodman
  • Patent number: 6704824
    Abstract: A peripheral device and a method for operating the peripheral device for automatic installation, in which the method includes coupling the peripheral device to a computer and sending a first device identification from the peripheral device to the computer. The peripheral device emulates a device of a type determined by the first device identification, including transferring a driver from the peripheral device to the computer. Then, the peripheral device sends a second device identification from the peripheral device to the computer, such that the sent device identification is for a device supported by the driver transferred to the computer. The peripheral device is then operates by interacting with the driver on the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventor: David D. Goodman
  • Publication number: 20030165220
    Abstract: A system that provides video signal communication between a source of the video signal and a plurality of units that include destinations of the video signal includes an interface coupled to the source and to telephone lines, each of which serves at least one of the units and carries voice signals to and from one or more telephones coupled to the telephone line at said unit. The interface receives the video signal from the source, and transmits the received video signal onto at least one of the telephone lines in a selected frequency range that is different from frequencies at which the voice signals are carried on that telephone line. This causes the video signal to be coupled to a receiver which is connected to the telephone line at the unit served by that line and is adapted to recover the video signal from the telephone line and apply it to one or more of the destinations at the unit. The source is a cable (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventor: David D. Goodman
  • Publication number: 20030147513
    Abstract: A method and system for communicating between a number of computers within a residence over an active telephone network, and for communicating data between a telephone exchange and the residence in a first data band concurrently with the computers communicating in a second data band over the telephone wiring network with the residence. A modem bridges communication in the first data band and the second data band enabling the computers to communicate with the telephone exchange, which may provide a data path to other computers, for instance over the Internet. In addition, signals such as video signals can be distributed within the residence in an additional high-frequency band making use of common circuitry for both data and video communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventor: David D. Goodman
  • Patent number: 6542585
    Abstract: A system that provides video signal communication between a source of the video signal and a plurality of units that include destinations of the video signal includes an interface coupled to the source and to telephone lines, each of which serves at least one of the units and carries voice signals to and from one or more telephones coupled to the telephone line at said unit. The interface receives the video signal from the source, and transmits the received video signal onto at least one of the telephone lines in a selected frequency range that is different from frequencies at which the voice signals are carried on that telephone line. This causes the video signal to be coupled to a receiver which is connected to the telephone line at the unit served by that line and is adapted to recover the video signal from the telephone line and apply it to one or more of the destinations at the unit. The source is a cable (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Inline Connection Corporation
    Inventor: David D. Goodman
  • Patent number: 6532279
    Abstract: A method and system for communicating between a number of computers within a residence over an active telephone network, and for communicating data between a telephone exchange and the residence in a first data band concurrently with the computers communicating in a second data band over the telephone wiring network with the residence. A modem bridges communication in the first data band and the second data band enabling the computers to communicate with the telephone exchange, which may provide a data path to other computers, for instance over the Internet. In addition, signals such as video signals can be distributed within the residence in an additional high-frequency band making use of common circuitry for both data and video communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Inventor: David D. Goodman