Patents by Inventor George Plesko

George Plesko 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: 9682016
    Abstract: A self-contained pill dispenser is disclosed. A housing is provided and a hopper for containing a plurality of pills is supported by the housing. A transport tube receives pills from the hopper. The transport tube has a controllable aperture for facilitating or inhibiting delivery of pills to the transport tube. A microcontroller is also operatively connected to the hopper, the transport tube, and the input aperture. Optionally, a feed chute can be operatively connected between the hopper and the transport tube. The system can self-calibrate the mechanism for counting and dispensing pills by dynamically adjusting the input aperture based upon the stored information representative of the pulse width signal and the amplitude signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Innovation Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashanth Balasubramanian, Joseph H. Boyer, James Boyer, Mark Jones, Christopher Mayes, George Plesko, Edwin T. V. Quigley, Joseph Scott, Joseph Sienko, James Worthington, Alban Yee
  • Publication number: 20160364772
    Abstract: According to various aspects of the present invention, a user interface capable of effectively manipulating high volumes of data is provided. The system and/or user interface is specially configured to aggregate large data volumes and translate the large data volumes into summary information and incorporate navigable categorizations that enable dynamic selection and visualization of portions of the large data volumes. Such interfaces may be particularly useful for managing large amounts of information, such as ad placement and performance information that is generated within an advertising network associated with ad campaigns. Moreover the integration of such summary menus in detailed visualizations improves information access, limits rendering operations by the system, and enables more efficient retrieval and visualization of information. In some examples, the contextual views limit errors in data entry, for example, by providing contextual visualization for subsequent functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: Nanigans, Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Denton, Ric Calvillo, Joshua Allen Breckman, Travis Hansen, Jonathan Palmer, George Plesko, Keith Wright
  • Publication number: 20160364093
    Abstract: According to various aspects of the present invention, a user interface capable of effectively manipulating high volumes of data is provided. The system and/or user interface is specially configured to aggregate large data volumes and translate the large data volumes into summary information and incorporate navigable categorizations that enable dynamic selection and visualization of portions of the large data volumes. Such interfaces may be particularly useful for managing large amounts of information, such as ad placement and performance information that is generated within an advertising network associated with ad campaigns. Moreover the integration of such summary menus in detailed visualizations improves information access, limits rendering operations by the system, and enables more efficient retrieval and visualization of information. In some examples, the contextual views limit errors in data entry, for example, by providing contextual visualization for subsequent functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: Nanigans, Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Denton, Ric Calvillo, Joshua Allen Breckman, Travis Hansen, Jonathan Palmer, George Plesko, Keith Wright
  • Patent number: 9072652
    Abstract: A self-contained pill dispenser is disclosed. A housing is provided and a hopper for containing a plurality of pills is supported by the housing. A transport tube receives pills from the hopper. The transport tube has a controllable aperture for facilitating or inhibiting delivery of pills to the transport tube. A microcontroller is also operatively connected to the hopper, the transport tube, and the input aperture. Optionally, a feed chute can be operatively connected between the hopper and the transport tube. The system can self-calibrate the mechanism for counting and dispensing pills by dynamically adjusting the input aperture based upon the stored information representative of the pulse width signal and the amplitude signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Innovation Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashanth Balasubramanian, Joseph H. Boyer, James Boyer, Mark Jones, Christopher Mayes, George Plesko, Edwin T. V. Quigley, Joseph Scott, Joseph Sienko, James Worthington, Alban Yee
  • Patent number: 8880219
    Abstract: A self-contained pill dispenser is disclosed. A housing is provided and a hopper for containing a plurality of pills is supported by the housing. A feed chute having a detector mechanism is operatively connected to the hopper for receiving pills therefrom. A microcontroller is also operatively connected to the hopper, the feed chute, and the detector mechanism. The microcontroller calculates the volume of each of the pills transiting the detector mechanism based on occluded electromagnetic signals detected by the detector mechanism and the time of transit of each pill relative thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Innovation Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashanth Balasubramanian, Joseph H. Boyer, James Boyer, Mark Jones, Christopher Mayes, George Plesko, Edwin T. V. Quigley, Joseph Scott, Joseph Sienko, James Worthington, Alban Yee
  • Patent number: 8849450
    Abstract: A self-contained pill dispenser is disclosed. A housing is provided and a hopper for containing a plurality of pills is supported by the housing. A transport tube is operatively connected to the hopper for receiving pills therefrom, the transport tube having an input aperture. A microcontroller is electrically connected to the hopper, the transport tube, and the input aperture. A mechanism accepts a desired number of pills to be delivered by the transport tube by an operator. The microcontroller is adapted to determine whether the actual average number of pills delivered by the transport tube is equal to the desired number of pills specified by the operator. If the actual average number of pills is greater than the desired number, the microcontroller decreases the opening of the input aperture. A mechanism connected to the inlet aperture controls opening and closing operations thereof, pursuant to instructions transmitted by the microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Innovation Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashanth Balasubramanian, Joseph H. Boyer, James Boyer, Mark Jones, Christopher Mayes, George Plesko, Edwin T. V. Quigley, Joseph Scott, Joseph Sienko, James Worthington, Alban Yee
  • Patent number: 8833603
    Abstract: A self-contained pill dispenser is disclosed. A housing is provided and a hopper for containing a plurality of pills is supported by the housing. A feed chute having a transport spiral therein is operatively connected to the hopper for receiving pills therefrom. The transport spiral has an outlet and controllable aperture. A vibrating plate is disposed proximate the outlet. A drive mechanism is connected to the vibrating plate for imparting vibration thereto. The drive mechanism can abruptly stop the vibration of the vibrating plate. A microcontroller is also operatively connected to the hopper, the transport spiral, and the drive mechanism. The system can self-calibrate the mechanism for counting and dispensing pills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Innovation Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashanth Balasubramanian, Joseph H. Boyer, James Boyer, Mark Jones, Christopher Mayes, George Plesko, Edwin T. V. Quigley, Joseph Scott, Joseph Sienko, James Worthington, Alban Yee
  • Patent number: 8833602
    Abstract: A self-contained pill dispenser is disclosed. A housing is provided and a hopper for containing a plurality of pills is supported by the housing. A feed chute is operatively connected to the hopper for receiving pills therefrom. The feed chute has an outlet and controllable aperture. A vibrating plate is disposed proximate the outlet. A drive mechanism is connected to the vibrating plate for imparting vibration thereto. The drive mechanism has a mechanism for abruptly stopping the vibration of the vibrating plate. A microcontroller is also operatively connected to the hopper, the feed chute, and the drive mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Innovation Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashanth Balasubramanian, Joseph H. Boyer, James Boyer, Mark Jones, Christopher Mayes, George Plesko, Edwin T. V. Quigley, Joseph Scott, Joseph Sienko, James Worthington, Alban Yee
  • Patent number: 8390909
    Abstract: A laser scanning assembly includes a coil support element having a central axis about which is wound an electromagnetic wire coil and having a flange oriented generally transverse to the central axis. An elastomeric flexural element has a first end coupled to the flange. A permanent magnet has first and second surfaces, a central axis, and a magnetization direction oriented generally transverse to the central axis of the permanent magnet. The magnet is supported by a second end of the elastomeric flexural element. A mirror has a central axis and is mounted on the second surface of the magnet. The central axes of the mirror and magnet are coaxial with the central axis of the coil support element. The elastomeric flexural element provides a return force when the magnet and the mirror are rotated at an angle from the central axis during energization of the electromagnetic wire coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: George Plesko
  • Patent number: 8294969
    Abstract: A scan element includes a bobbin having a central axis about which is wound an electromagnetic wire coil and having a flange oriented generally transverse to the central axis. At least one elastomeric support has a first end coupled to the flange. A permanent magnet has first and second surfaces, a central axis, and a magnetization direction oriented generally transverse to the central axis of the permanent magnet. The magnet is supported by a second end of the elastomeric support. A mirror has a central axis and is mounted on the second surface of the magnet. The central axes of the mirror and magnet are coaxial with the central axis of the bobbin. The elastomeric support provides a return force when the magnet and the mirror are rotated at an angle from the central axis during energization of the electromagnetic wire coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: George A. Plesko
  • Publication number: 20120002259
    Abstract: A laser scanning assembly includes a coil support element having a central axis about which is wound an electromagnetic wire coil and having a flange oriented generally transverse to the central axis. An elastomeric flexural element has a first end coupled to the flange. A permanent magnet has first and second surfaces, a central axis, and a magnetization direction oriented generally transverse to the central axis of the permanent magnet. The magnet is supported by a second end of the elastomeric flexural element. A mirror has a central axis and is mounted on the second surface of the magnet. The central axes of the mirror and magnet are coaxial with the central axis of the coil support element. The elastomeric flexural element provides a return force when the magnet and the mirror are rotated at an angle from the central axis during energization of the electromagnetic wire coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: George Plesko
  • Patent number: 7446276
    Abstract: An improved button actuation assembly for activating a switch on hand held devices such as portable barcode readers has an improved structure that absorbs and dissipates the force exerted on the button. The improved structure thus protects the switch and the button actuation assembly itself from being damaged by excessive force such as from an impact shock caused by dropping or misuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: George A. Plesko, Yuan-Hua Wang
  • Publication number: 20080190750
    Abstract: An improved button actuation assembly for activating a switch on hand held devices such as portable barcode readers has an improved structure that absorbs and dissipates the force exerted on the button. The improved structure thus protects the switch and the button actuation assembly itself from being damaged by excessive force such as from an impact shock caused by dropping or misuse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: METROLOGIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: George A. Plesko, Yuan-Hua Wang
  • Patent number: 7381914
    Abstract: An improved button actuation assembly for activating a switch on hand held devices such as portable barcode readers has an improved structure that absorbs and dissipates the force exerted on the button. The improved structure thus protects the switch and the button actuation assembly itself from being damaged by excessive force such as from an impact shock caused by dropping or misuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: George A. Plesko, Yuan-Hua Wang
  • Publication number: 20080116280
    Abstract: An improved button actuation assembly for activating a switch on hand held devices such as portable barcode readers has an improved structure that absorbs and dissipates the force exerted on the button. The improved structure thus protects the switch and the button actuation assembly itself from being damaged by excessive force such as from an impact shock caused by dropping or misuse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: METROLOGIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: GEORGE A. PLESKO, Yuan-Hua Wang
  • Publication number: 20080098327
    Abstract: A user interface for providing an information gateway between a user and a computer platform includes two or more windows for displaying information, and for facilitating information entry from a user. The windows may be in the form of a rectangular box, although other shapes may be used. The size and/or shape of each of the windows changes as the window content changes. The user interface requires the user sequentially step through the windows, completing the required data entry for each window before proceeding to the subsequent window. As the user encounters a particular window, that window expands to display details of the window content. When the user completes the data entry fields of an expanded window and proceeds to the subsequent window, the completed window collapses to display a summary of the content. The expansion or collapse of a window may occur in a gradual or abrupt transition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: Allurent, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Berkovitz, James Echmalian, Michael Keirnan, George Plesko, Joseph Chung, Fumi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 6768569
    Abstract: A device for providing scanning movement of a light beam in a direction selected from at least one of the X and Y directions with respect to the beam direction, including a generally hollow support having an input aperture and an output aperture; and a scan element including a movable optical element disposed generally within the support, the optical element being adapted to receive through the input aperture an input light beam and to redirect the beam as a scanning output light beam traveling through the output aperture a direction which is generally the same as the input beam direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: George A. Plesko
  • Patent number: 6641043
    Abstract: A flexible scan element for scanning a light beam, and methods for making and actuating the scan element. The scan element includes a first leaf that is rigidly affixed to a substrate, a second leaf having a mirror affixed thereto, and a flexible hinge that couples the first leaf to the second leaf. The second leaf is moveable and pivots about an axis of the flexible hinge. The first leaf is coupled to the second leaf solely by the flexible hinge, and the flexible hinge is formed solely from an elastomer material. The first and second leaves are preferably formed from flat rigid metal, and optionally include bonding flanges that couple the leaves to the elastomeric hinge forming material. The mirror is affixed on one side of the second leaf and a magnet is optionally affixed on the opposite side of the second leaf. The scan element optionally includes tabs for mounting the device to a flat substrate or circuit board, and, in one embodiment has a resonant frequency in the range of 20 Hz-100 Hz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: George A. Plesko
  • Patent number: 6641044
    Abstract: A high speed non-contact beam scanning device sized and shaped to provide the ergonomic benefits of a pen or wand, yet can scan a wide angle moving beam across an information-bearing target in one or two dimensional scan patterns such as lines, rasters or other patterns in order to read information therefrom. The device is well suited for reading one or two dimensional bar-code or other printed matter. In order to achieve the high density optical packaging necessary for its high performance to size benefits the device employs a novel in-line or “axial” gyrating, or “axial” scan element. The axial scan element can accept an input light beam at one end and cause it to emerge from its opposite end as a scanned beam, propagating in the same general forward direction it had upon entering the element. Reflected light, which carries information contained on the target, is collected by an internal non-imaging light collector and is processed by signal processing electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: George A. Plesko
  • Publication number: 20020163701
    Abstract: A device for providing angular displacement of an axis in a direction selected from the X or Y direction or rotational movement about the Z direction with respect to the axis. The device comprises a magnetic core element which produces a magnetic field and defines a Z axis. The core element is capable of displacement in the X and Y directions respectively, and also rotational movement about the Z axis. A coil device proximate the core element introduces a distortion force in the core element in at least one of the X and Y directions or about the Z axis as desired a mounting device suspends the core element with respect to the coil means to permit relative movement therebetween in response to the distortion force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventor: George A. Plesko