Patents by Inventor Frederick S. M. Herz

Frederick S. M. Herz 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: 10475100
    Abstract: An online marketing system assists vendors to sell their products to system users by providing a database of unbiased and untainted rated reviews of diverse set of products. The queries by the users are searched by a proprietary search engine and ranked based on the reviews and the reputations of the respective reviewers for accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Fred Herz Patents, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick S. M. Herz, Bhupinder Madan, Adena Harvey
  • Patent number: 9832610
    Abstract: When individual persons or vehicles move through a transportation network, they are likely to be both actively and passively creating information that reflects their location and current behavior. In this patent, we propose a system that makes complete use of this information. First, through a broad web of sensors, our system collects and stores the full range of information generated by travelers. Next, through the use of previously-stored data and active computational analysis, our system deduces the identity of individual travelers. Finally; using advanced data-mining technology, our system selects useful information and transmits it back to the individual, as well as to third-party users; in short, it forms the backbone for a variety of useful location-related end-user applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick S. M. Herz, Pierre Lemaire, Jean H. Lemaire, Walter Paul Labys
  • Publication number: 20170323322
    Abstract: A fortune cookie includes a cookie and printed messages that promote the theme of the restaurant providing the fortune cookie and that provide promotional material that enhances customer loyalty (and enhanced business for the restaurant) through promotional advertising, giveaways, and the like. For example, a fortune cookie with a Southern country theme is formed from cornbread, shortbread, red velvet, pecan pie, or other American Southern or country-style flavor and includes messages on one side with a home-spun country theme and promotional materials on the other side. The promotional materials may include free items such as candy from a country store for the children and giveaways or discounts correlated with the point of sale on purchases from the country store or for future food purchases from the restaurant. The promotions also may be directed to cross-promotions with other retail and online establishments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Tracy Herz, Frederick S.M. Herz
  • Publication number: 20170187520
    Abstract: A secure data interchange will allow pharmaceutical and biotechnological interests to securely share and profit from biochemical and biophysical data. The purpose of the interchange is to maintain the proprietary value of such data by guarding its exposure to other users while allowing some of its scientific value to be passed along. Specifically, users submit data in conjunction with, and conditional upon, various rules and conditions of use. The system itself, as a trusted third party, is supported by a diverse set of human and machine experts. When productive correlations and complementarities in different users' interests or data are detected, the information is passed back to the users in accordance with the desired level of transparency. Automated means are provided for data matching and selective determination of which particular data to release and to whom in view of the data's conditions of use ascribed. Efficient market exchange mechanisms are explored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Frederick S.M. Herz, Bhupinder Madan
  • Publication number: 20170078317
    Abstract: An architecture is provided for a widely distributed security system (SDI-SCAM) that protects computers at individual client locations, but which constantly pools and analyzes information gathered from machines across a network in order to quickly detect patterns consistent with intrusion or attack, singular or coordinated. When a novel method of attack has been detected, the system distributes warnings and potential countermeasures to each individual machine on the network. Such a warning may potentially include a probability distribution of the likelihood of an intrusion or attack as well as the relative probabilistic likelihood that such potential intrusion possesses certain characteristics or typologies or even strategic objectives in order to best recommend and/or distribute to each machine the most befitting countermeasure(s) given all presently known particular data and associated predicted probabilistic information regarding the prospective intrusion or attack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Yael Gertner, Frederick S.M. Herz, Walter Paul Labys
  • Publication number: 20170048672
    Abstract: When individual persons or vehicles move through a transportation network, they are likely to be both actively and passively creating information that reflects their location and current behavior. In this patent, we propose a system that makes complete use of this information. First, through a broad web of sensors, our system collects and stores the full range of information generated by travelers. Next, through the use of previously-stored data and active computational analysis, our system deduces the identity of individual travelers. Finally; using advanced data-mining technology, our system selects useful information and transmits it back to the individual, as well as to third-party users; in short, it forms the backbone for a variety of useful location-related end-user applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Frederick S. M. Herz, Pierre Lemaire, Jean H. Lemaire, Walter Paul Labys
  • Patent number: 9503470
    Abstract: An architecture is provided for a widely distributed security system (SDI-SCAM) that protects computers at individual client locations, but which constantly pools and analyzes information gathered from machines across a network in order to quickly detect patterns consistent with intrusion or attack, singular or coordinated. When a novel method of attack has been detected, the system distributes warnings and potential countermeasures to each individual machine on the network. Such a warning may potentially include a probability distribution of the likelihood of an intrusion or attack as well as the relative probabilistic likelihood that such potential intrusion possesses certain characteristics or typologies or even strategic objectives in order to best recommend and/or distribute to each machine the most befitting countermeasure(s) given all presently known particular data and associated predicted probabilistic information regarding the prospective intrusion or attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Fred Herz Patents, LLC
    Inventors: Yael Gertner, Frederick S. M. Herz, Walter Paul Labys
  • Patent number: 9451019
    Abstract: When individual persons or vehicles move through a transportation network, they are likely to be both actively and passively creating information that reflects their location and current behavior. In this patent, we propose a system that makes complete use of this information. First, through a broad web of sensors, our system collects and stores the full range of information generated by travelers. Next, through the use of previously-stored data and active computational analysis, our system deduces the identity of individual travelers. Finally; using advanced data-mining technology, our system selects useful information and transmits it back to the individual, as well as to third-party users; in short, it forms the backbone for a variety of useful location-related end-user applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick S. M. Herz, Pierre Lemaire, Jean H. Lemaire, Walter Paul Labys
  • Patent number: 9438614
    Abstract: A distributed multi-agent system and method is implemented and employed across at least one intranet for purposes of real time collection, monitoring, aggregation, analysis and modeling of system and network operations, communications, internal and external accesses, code execution functions, network and network resource conditions as well as other assessable criteria within the implemented environment. Analytical models are constructed and dynamically updated from the data sources so as to be able to rapidly identify and characterize conditions within the environment (such as behaviors, events, and functions) that are typically characteristic with that of a normal state and those that are of an abnormal or potentially suspicious state. The model is further able to implement statistical flagging functions, provide analytical interfaces to system administrators and estimate likely conditions that characterize the state of the system and the potential threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Fred Herz Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Frederick S. M. Herz
  • Patent number: 9433553
    Abstract: In order to inhibit thrombotic processes locally rather than systemically, higher levels of antithrombotic drugs in the deep veins of the legs than in the systemic circulation are obtained using devices and methods that provide venous cannulation in the dorsum of the foot of a patient while applying pressure to the foot proximal to the venous cannulation, potentially as far up the leg as the knee, in an amount sufficient to compress the superficial veins and divert the venous drainage in the deep venous system into the venous plexus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Fred Herz Patents, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick S. M. Herz, Frederick A. Reichle
  • Publication number: 20150290531
    Abstract: A board game facilitates learning about other cultures by asking the game players to answer questions about different aspects of foreign cultures during the course of game play. The game board is a map of international routes of pilgrims, traders, missionaries, merchants, and inter and transcontinental oceanic voyages and journeys, as well as the route of modern trade travel of natural resources. The game board is navigated during the course of play by answering questions about the countries along the route. An electronic device is used as a game accessory to enhance game play by running one or more software applications that provide supplemental sources of information that are flexible, convenient, on-demand and in a highly appealing format for the players.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Tracy HERZ, Frederick S.M. HERZ
  • Patent number: 9124384
    Abstract: The high data transmission capacity of fiber optic networks has been exploited through wavelength division multiplexing (WDM). By using multiple independent wavelengths, or lambdas, the fiber can carry a multiplicity of content, each in its own lambda. As the number of lambdas increases (it is currently ca. 100 and is projected to climb to 100,000 or more) it becomes increasingly challenging to allocate lambdas to traffic. The present invention automates the allocation process by detecting similar interests amongst groups of users, and creating a shared lambda for use by the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Fred Herz Patents, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick S. M. Herz, Jonathan M Smith
  • Publication number: 20150196451
    Abstract: In order to inhibit thrombotic processes locally rather than systemically, higher levels of antithrombotic drugs in the deep veins of the legs than in the systemic circulation are obtained using devices and methods that provide venous cannulation in the dorsum of the foot of a patient while applying pressure to the foot proximal to the venous cannulation, potentially as far up the leg as the knee, in an amount sufficient to compress the superficial veins and divert the venous drainage in the deep venous system into the venous plexus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Frederick S.M. Herz, Frederick A. Reichle
  • Patent number: 8924237
    Abstract: A database system stores information about potential patients that allows medical professionals to gauge the legal risk presented by the potential patients, giving the medical professionals the opportunity to avoid medical involvement with those individuals most prone to engaging in unwarranted legal actions. The database may also be used by insurance companies, legal services and other professional service providers to screen for potentially litigious customers. Information in the database is processed to provide a risk assessment score for each patient that is used for screening purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fred Herz Patents, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick S. M. Herz, Walter Paul Labys
  • Patent number: 8925095
    Abstract: A widely distributed security system (SDI-SCAM) that protects computers at individual client locations, but which constantly pools and analyzes information gathered from machines across a network in order to quickly detect patterns consistent with intrusion or attack, singular or coordinated. When a novel method of attack has been detected, the system distributes warnings and potential countermeasures to each individual machine on the network. Such a warning may potentially consist of a probability distribution of the likelihood of an intrusion or attack as well as the relative probabilistic likelihood that such potential intrusion possesses certain characteristics or typologies or even strategic objectives in order to best recommend and/or distribute to each machine the most befitting countermeasure(s) given all presently known particular data and associated predicted probabilistic information regarding the prospective intrusion or attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fred Herz Patents, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick S. M. Herz, Walter Paul Labys
  • Publication number: 20140324453
    Abstract: A database system stores information about potential patients that allows medical professionals to gauge the legal risk presented by the potential patients, giving the medical professionals the opportunity to avoid medical involvement with those individuals most prone to engaging in unwarranted legal actions. The database may also be used by insurance companies, legal services and other professional service providers to screen for potentially litigious customers. Information in the database is processed to provide a risk assessment score for each patient that is used for screening purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Frederick S.M. Herz, Walter Paul Labys
  • Publication number: 20140308978
    Abstract: When individual persons or vehicles move through a transportation network, they are likely to be both actively and passively creating information that reflects their location and current behavior. In this patent, we propose a system that makes complete use of this information. First, through a broad web of sensors, our system collects and stores the full range of information generated by travelers. Next, through the use of previously-stored data and active computational analysis, our system deduces the identity of individual travelers. Finally; using advanced data-mining technology, our system selects useful information and transmits it back to the individual, as well as to third-party users; in short, it forms the backbone for a variety of useful location-related end-user applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Frederick S.M. Herz, Pierre Lemaire, Jean H. Lemaire, Walter Paul Labys
  • Publication number: 20140237599
    Abstract: An architecture is provided for a widely distributed security system (SDI-SCAM) that protects computers at individual client locations, but which constantly pools and analyzes information gathered from machines across a network in order to quickly detect patterns consistent with intrusion or attack, singular or coordinated. When a novel method of attack has been detected, the system distributes warnings and potential countermeasures to each individual machine on the network. Such a warning may potentially include a probability distribution of the likelihood of an intrusion or attack as well as the relative probabilistic likelihood that such potential intrusion possesses certain characteristics or typologies or even strategic objectives in order to best recommend and/or distribute to each machine the most befitting countermeasure(s) given all presently known particular data and associated predicted probabilistic information regarding the prospective intrusion or attack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Yael Gertner, Frederick S.M. Herz, Walter Paul Labys
  • Patent number: 8799461
    Abstract: When individual persons or vehicles move through a transportation network, they are likely to be both actively and passively creating information that reflects their location and current behavior. In this patent, we propose a system that makes complete use of this information. First, through a broad web of sensors, our system collects and stores the full range of information generated by travelers. Next, through the use of previously-stored data and active computational analysis, our system deduces the identity of individual travelers. Finally, using advanced data-mining technology, our system selects useful information and transmits it back to the individual, as well as to third-party users; in short, it forms the backbone for a variety of useful location-related end-user applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick S. M. Herz, Pierre Lemaire, Jean H. Lemaire, Walter Paul Labys
  • Publication number: 20140095417
    Abstract: A computer system is adapted to predict the likelihood, temporal (or developmental) state, possible location(s), rate of spread or “infectiousness”, etc. of a potential epidemic. A wide and diverse range of inputs and associated parameters are inputted into the system some of which may be statistically correlatable with certain hidden states including those which are temporally oriented disease stages of progression as well as other types of attributes. A Dynamic Bayesian Belief Network or other adaptive or machine learning method is used for the probabilistic analysis. The system statistically analyzes and reanalyzes the totality of all recently updated information (and within the context of all past information), as can efficiently be modeled by the Dynamic Bayesian Belief Network or other adaptive or machine learning method to provide updated predictions and to suggest a recommended reactive protocol to an epidemic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Frederick S.M. Herz, Walter Paul Labys, Bhupinder Madan, Yael Gertner, Sampath Kannan