Patents by Inventor Gary Gifford

Gary Gifford 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: 20210085546
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an interlocking wheelchair foot pedal cover where the wheelchair footrest is covered to create a solid platform for additional leg and foot that can be easily attached and detached. The assembly promotes safety and prevents dragging of feet and slipping of feet between pedals once it is in motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Janet Gifford, Gary Gifford
  • Patent number: 8577711
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to transparent and/or non-disruptive systems and methods for monitoring and analyzing actual space utilization, and in particular, analyzing space utilization over time and/or in real time to accurately understand and report the utilization of the space. In particular, the disclosed embodiments analyze data representative of occupancy of the space, the data being autonomously determined based on the likelihood that occupants are present within the space. The data is periodically determined and automatically reported to an automated collection system which collects the data and forwards it to a central repository for analysis. The data is then analyzed to provide meaningful reports regarding occupancy of the space or otherwise contextualize the utilization of the space. Further, the data collected from different spaces may be anonymized, aggregated, or otherwise combined, and analyzed to contextualize a given space's utilization, provide utilization forecasts, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Korecki, Robert L. Beck, Gary Gifford, Robin M. Ellerthorpe
  • Publication number: 20090193217
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to transparent and/or non-disruptive systems and methods for monitoring and analyzing actual space utilization, and in particular, analyzing space utilization over time and/or in real time to accurately understand and report the utilization of the space. In particular, the disclosed embodiments analyze data representative of occupancy of the space, the data being autonomously determined based on the likelihood that occupants are present within the space. The data is periodically determined and automatically reported to an automated collection system which collects the data and forwards it to a central repository for analysis. The data is then analyzed to provide meaningful reports regarding occupancy of the space or otherwise contextualize the utilization of the space. Further, the data collected from different spaces may be anonymized, aggregated, or otherwise combined, and analyzed to contextualize a given space's utilization, provide utilization forecasts, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Steven A. Korecki, Robert L. Beck, Gary Gifford, Robin M. Ellerthorpe