Patents by Inventor Edward Merritt

Edward Merritt 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: 10350008
    Abstract: A visual guidance system for use in a surgical procedure. The system includes an image processing unit programmed to receive a three-dimensional image of a surgical area, information on an instrument being used in the procedure, and a surgical plan including a planned trajectory that the instrument should follow. The image processing unit generates a derived representation of the surgical procedure depicting the movement of the instrument on the three-dimensional image. A graphical guidance indicator is disposed on the three-dimensional image with a center point of the graphical guidance indicator centered on the planned trajectory, the graphical guidance indicator being displayed orthogonal to the planned trajectory. The derived image and the graphical guidance indicator depict at least five degrees of freedom of motion of the instrument. The graphical guidance indicator is changed based on the movement of the instrument in accordance with the surgical plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: X-Nav Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Gibbs, Scott A. Merritt, Edward J. Marandola, Christopher W. Scharff, Glenn A. Straub, Robert W. Emery, III
  • Patent number: 10356195
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for a single broadband portal where all content may be delivered to users of varied electronic devices. An example embodiment (i) provides a user interface for enabling user selection of media contents per varied electronic devices, each varied electronic device having a respective platform, the user interface indicating one or more different possible media contents; (ii) accepts from a user requests for distribution service to any of the varied electronic devices of the user, the requests specifying a user desired media content; (ii) locates the user desired media content from a plurality of storage modules; (iv) transmits the user desired media content to at least one of the varied electronic devices of the user; and (v) tracks the transmission of the user desired media content for billing purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CUFER ASSET LTD. L.L.C.
    Inventors: Gene S. Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Publication number: 20190037021
    Abstract: A method for data forwarding storage and retrieval in a network of interconnected computer system nodes may include directing data to a computer memory, continuously forwarding the data, from one computer memory to anther computer memory in the network of interconnected computer system nodes without storing on any physical storage device in the network, and retrieving the data in response to an activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Patent number: 9961144
    Abstract: A method for data forwarding storage and retrieval in a network of interconnected computer system nodes may include directing data to a computer memory, continuously forwarding the data, from one computer memory to anther computer memory in the network of interconnected computer system nodes without storing on any physical storage device in the network, and retrieving the data in response to an activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CALLAHAN CELLULAR L.L.C.
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Patent number: 9939987
    Abstract: A 3 dimensional (3-D) user interface system employs: one or more 3-D projectors configured to display an image at a first location in 3-D space; one or more sensors configured to sense user interaction with the image and to provide user interaction information; and a processor configured (i) to receive the user interaction information from the one or more sensors; (ii) to correlate the user interaction with the image; and (iii) to provide one or more indications responsive to a correlation of the user interaction with the image, including displaying the image at a second location in 3-D space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Gene S. Fein, Jackson T. Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Publication number: 20180084027
    Abstract: The description generally relates to a system designed to synchronize the rendering of a media file between a master device and a sister device. The system is designed so that a media file is simultaneously rendered on a master device and a sister device beginning from identical temporal starting points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: GENE FEIN, Edward Merritt
  • Patent number: 9838456
    Abstract: The description generally relates to a system designed to synchronize the rendering of a media file between a master device and a sister device. The system is designed so that a media file is simultaneously rendered on a master device and a sister device beginning from identical temporal starting points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Publication number: 20160253068
    Abstract: A 3 dimensional (3-D) user interface system employs: one or more 3-D projectors configured to display an image at a first location in 3-D space; one or more sensors configured to sense user interaction with the image and to provide user interaction information; and a processor configured (i) to receive the user interaction information from the one or more sensors; (ii) to correlate the user interaction with the image; and (iii) to provide one or more indications responsive to a correlation of the user interaction with the image, including displaying the image at a second location in 3-D space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Gene S. Fein, Jackson T. Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Publication number: 20160150017
    Abstract: A method for data forwarding storage and retrieval in a network of interconnected computer system nodes may include directing data to a computer memory, continuously forwarding the data, from one computer memory to anther computer memory in the network of interconnected computer system nodes without storing on any physical storage device in the network, and retrieving the data in response to an activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Patent number: 9335890
    Abstract: A 3 dimensional (3-D) user interface system employs: one or more 3-D projectors configured to display an image at a first location in 3-D space; one or more sensors configured to sense user interaction with the image and to provide user interaction information; and a processor configured (i) to receive the user interaction information from the one or more sensors; (ii) to correlate the user interaction with the image; and (iii) to provide one or more indications responsive to a correlation of the user interaction with the image, including displaying the image at a second location in 3-D space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Genedics LLC
    Inventors: Gene S. Fein, Edward Merritt, Jackson T. Fein
  • Publication number: 20160026360
    Abstract: A 3 dimensional (3-D) user interface system employs: one or more 3-D projectors configured to display an image at a first location in 3-D space; one or more sensors configured to sense user interaction with the image and to provide user interaction information; and a processor configured (i) to receive the user interaction information from the one or more sensors; (ii) to correlate the user interaction with the image; and (iii) to provide one or more indications responsive to a correlation of the user interaction with the image, including displaying the image at a second location in 3-D space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Gene S. Fein, Jackson T. Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Patent number: 9203928
    Abstract: A method for data forwarding storage and retrieval in a network of interconnected computer system nodes may include directing data to a computer memory, continuously forwarding the data, from one computer memory to anther computer memory in the network of interconnected computer system nodes without storing on any physical storage device in the network, and retrieving the data in response to an activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Callahan Cellular L.L.C.
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Patent number: 9110563
    Abstract: A 3 dimensional (3-D) user interface system employs: one or more 3-D projectors configured to display an image at a first location in 3-D space; one or more sensors configured to sense user interaction with the image and to provide user interaction information; and a processor configured (i) to receive the user interaction information from the one or more sensors; (ii) to correlate the user interaction with the image; and (iii) to provide one or more indications responsive to a correlation of the user interaction with the image, including displaying the image at a second location in 3-D space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Genedics LLC
    Inventors: Gene S. Fein, Jackson T. Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Patent number: 9095274
    Abstract: A medical data analysis system utilizing a cloud computing resource. Exemplary embodiments provide real time medical testing data to a cloud computing resource via middleware. Exemplary middleware may condition the data for use by the cloud computing resource and the middleware may appropriately format the results of the analysis provided by the cloud for display on a user interface device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Patent number: 9082155
    Abstract: A real estate analysis system that provides an integrated approach for gathering available real estate data and synthesizing the real estate data for various uses by various users. The real estate data may be real time data, historical data, and/or most recent data. The processing of the data utilizes cloud resources in a cloud computing architecture. In addition, cloud resources are used to store various accumulated real estate data in a manner such that the cloud resources can quickly process calculations and have the results returned to an end user who requested the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Gene S. Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Patent number: 9077784
    Abstract: The description generally relates to a system designed to synchronize the rendering of a media file between a master device and a sister device. The system is designed so that a media file is simultaneously rendered on a master device and a sister device beginning from identical temporal starting points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Patent number: 9049093
    Abstract: Input data is encoded using a look-up table and then transmitted over a transmission medium as a series of pulses. The look-up table includes data elements. The length of each pulse is calibrated to correspond to one of the data elements in the look-up table. Upon receipt at another end of the transmission medium, the data is decoded using a look-up table. This decoding includes measuring the length of each received pulse to match the measured length to a corresponding one of data elements in the look-up table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Publication number: 20150113161
    Abstract: The description generally relates to a system designed to synchronize the rendering of a media file between a master device and a sister device. The system is designed so that a media file is simultaneously rendered on a master device and a sister device beginning from identical temporal starting points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Patent number: 8943038
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for an integrated cross platform multimedia broadband search and selection user interface. The user interface searches for media across different platforms including the user's stored media and all other media available both online and offline. The interface uses a series of icons to display search results. The method includes (i) receiving a query having at least one search term from a user, (ii) performing a search in a network of databases being executed by the user utilizing the at least one search term, (iii) assigning each search result among the search results to at least one icon, and (iv) displaying the at least one icon with the respective search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Gefemer Research Acquisitions, LLC
    Inventors: Gene S. Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Patent number: 8935443
    Abstract: The description generally relates to a system designed to synchronize the rendering of a media file between a master device and a sister device. The system is designed so that a media file is simultaneously rendered on a master device and a sister device beginning from identical temporal starting points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Edward Merritt