Patents by Inventor Harry Zimmerman

Harry Zimmerman 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: 11255482
    Abstract: A quick-release anchoring apparatus with acceleration damping includes an anchor member configured to engage an external reference surface and form a substantially airtight seal therewith that defines a controlled pressure zone. A first auxiliary component carries the anchor member. A vent port provides fluid communication between the controlled pressure zone and an area of ambient pressure. A second auxiliary component moves relative to the first auxiliary component between a vent port closure position and a vent port open position. The second auxiliary component and the first auxiliary component are discrete components. One or more flexible members deform as the second auxiliary component moves in a venting direction away from the vent port closure position toward the vent port open position. The one or more flexible members resist accelerations of the second auxiliary component away from the vent port closure position but allow normal lifting of the anchoring apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10991067
    Abstract: A technique for transforming an image of an article for virtual presentation without transformation-induced distortion of a shape-invariant area of the article. In an embodiment, a first region of the article image may be identified using automated image processing. The first region may represent a shape-sensitive area of the article whose aspect ratio needs to be controlled when the article image is transformed for use in the virtual presentation. The article image may be transformed to provide a transformed article image for use in the virtual presentation. The transformation of the article image may include a differential transformation that transforms a shape or size of the first region of the article image differently than a shape or size of a second region of the article image representing an area of the article outside the shape-sensitive area. The differential transformation prevents distortion of the first region of the article image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Zeekit Online Shopping Ltd.
    Inventors: Nir Appleboim, Yael Wiesel, Alon Kristal, Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20210090209
    Abstract: A technique for transforming an image of an article for virtual presentation without transformation-induced distortion of a shape-invariant area of the article. In an embodiment, a first region of the article image may be identified using automated image processing. The first region may represent a shape-sensitive area of the article whose aspect ratio needs to be controlled when the article image is transformed for use in the virtual presentation. The article image may be transformed to provide a transformed article image for use in the virtual presentation. The transformation of the article image may include a differential transformation that transforms a shape or size of the first region of the article image differently than a shape or size of a second region of the article image representing an area of the article outside the shape-sensitive area. The differential transformation prevents distortion of the first region of the article image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Nir Appleboim, Yael Wiesel, Alon Kristal, Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20200402282
    Abstract: A technique for combining first and second images respectively depicting first and second subject matter to facilitate virtual presentation. The first image is processed to identify portions or regions of the first subject matter and determine an estimated depth location of each portion or region. A composite image is generated that depicts the second subject matter overlayed, inserted or otherwise combined with the first subject matter. One or more of the portions or regions of the first subject matter are added, removed, enhanced or modified in the composite image in order to generate a realistic appearance of the first subject matter combined with the second subject matter. The composite image is caused to be displayed as a virtual presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Alon Kristal, Nir Appleboim, Yael Wiesel, Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10740941
    Abstract: A technique for combining first and second images respectively depicting first and second subject matter to facilitate virtual presentation. A first image depicting the first subject matter may be received digital form. A second image depicting the second subject matter may also be received digital form. The second image may be image-processed in various ways to prepare the second subject matter for virtual presentation with the first subject matter. A composite image may be generated that depicts the second subject matter overlayed onto the first subject matter. The composite image may be caused to be displayed in a virtual presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Zeekit Online Shopping Ltd
    Inventors: Alon Kristal, Nir Appleboim, Yael Wiesel, Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20200118318
    Abstract: A technique for combining first and second images respectively depicting first and second subject matter to facilitate virtual presentation. A first image depicting the first subject matter may be received digital form. A second image depicting the second subject matter may also be received digital form. The second image may be image-processed in various ways to prepare the second subject matter for virtual presentation with the first subject matter. A composite image may be generated that depicts the second subject matter overlayed onto the first subject matter. The composite image may be caused to be displayed in a virtual presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Alon Kristal, Nir Appleboim, Yael Wiesel, Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10577168
    Abstract: A self-sealing dispenser for a squeezable container may include a flexible resilient member having an open base end, a substantially closed dispensing end formed with a self-opening and self-closing dispensing orifice, and an interior flow pathway that extends from the base end to the dispensing orifice. The flexible resilient member is mounted on a base member that is less flexible than the flexible resilient member. The base member has an exterior surface and an interior flow pathway in fluid communication with the resilient member interior flow pathway. The flexible resilient member may be attached to a nozzle portion of the base member exterior surface that extends into the resilient member interior flow pathway. The flexible resilient member may also be attached to a secondary attachment surface of the base member that does not form any part of the exterior surface of the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10517386
    Abstract: A self-righting toothbrush includes a shaft having a head section, a medial section and a tail section. The medial section has curved pivot surface configured to contact a horizontal support surface at a pivot point, the pivot surface allowing the toothbrush to roll on the support surface. An external ballast has an outer contour exposed at a surface of the shaft. The ballast is positioned to induce the toothbrush to roll on the support surface from an unstable orientation wherein the bristles are non-vertical, to a stable orientation wherein the bristles are vertical (up or down). In one aspect, the ballast has an irregular outer contour. In another aspect, the ballast outer contour is limited to the toothbrush medial section. In another aspect, the ballast outer contour provides a relatively flat reference protrusion of the pivot surface that is opposite from a relatively tall primary protrusion of the pivot surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10489955
    Abstract: A technique for combining user selectable product images and facilitating visualization-assisted virtual dressing. A user image comprising a photograph or video of a real human subject may be received digital form. The user image may be incorporated into an anchor image representing a digital canvas to which one or more clothing product images may be added. One or more clothing products having one or more associated product images may be identified. The one or more product images may be image-processed in various ways. Virtual dressing of the user image may be performed by incorporating the one or more product images into the anchor image to generate a composite anchor image that depicts the one or more products being worn by the human subject according to an intended manner of use thereof. The composite anchor image is caused to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Zeekit Online Shopping Ltd
    Inventors: Alon Kristal, Nir Appleboim, Yael Wiesel, Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10485330
    Abstract: A self-righting toothbrush includes a shaft having a head section, a medial section and a tail section. The medial section has curved pivot surface configured to contact a horizontal support surface at a pivot point, the pivot surface allowing the toothbrush to roll on the support surface. The pivot surface is provided in part by protrusions, including a reference protrusion, formed on different sides of the shaft that are visually distinct from each other in all viewing orientations of the toothbrush. The toothbrush will be in a stable orientation with the toothbrush bristles extending in a vertical direction when the toothbrush is disposed with the reference protrusion contacting the support surface. The toothbrush will be in an unstable position and susceptible to rolling to said stable orientation when the toothbrush is in a non-bristles down or non-bristles up position with the bristles extending in a non-vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20190259190
    Abstract: A technique for combining user selectable product images and facilitating visualization-assisted virtual dressing. A user image comprising a photograph or video of a real human subject may be received digital form. The user image may be incorporated into an anchor image representing a digital canvas to which one or more clothing product images may be added. One or more clothing products having one or more associated product images may be identified. The one or more product images may be image-processed in various ways. Virtual dressing of the user image may be performed by incorporating the one or more product images into the anchor image to generate a composite anchor image that depicts the one or more products being worn by the human subject according to an intended manner of use thereof. The composite anchor image is caused to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Alon Kristal, Nir Appleboim, Yael Wiesel, Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10290136
    Abstract: A technique for combining user selectable product images and facilitating visualization-assisted coordinated product acquisition. One or more products having one or more associated product images may be identified. The one or more product images may be image processed by incorporating the image(s) into an anchor image to generate a composite anchor image that depicts the one or more products according to an intended manner of use thereof. The image processing may include using product dimension information to scale the one or more product images as necessary to match a scale of the anchor image. The composite anchor image may be caused to be displayed in association with one or more user interface elements, the user interface elements being operable to initiate a coordinated product transaction involving the one or more products. Responsive to the one or more user interface elements being activated, the coordinated product transaction may be initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Zeekit Online Shopping Ltd
    Inventors: Alon Kristal, Nir Appleboim, Yael Wiesel, Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10092087
    Abstract: A self-righting toothbrush includes a head section mounting a set of frontwardly extending bristles and a tail section having a rearwardly extending lateral asymmetry. A medial section has a pivot surface that allows the toothbrush to pivot and roll on a horizontal support surface. The head and tail sections have respective centers of mass. In a non-bristles up position, one or both of the head and tail section centers of mass are spaced from a vertical plane that includes a pivot point where the pivot surface contacts the support surface and is perpendicular to a toothbrush rolling direction. Due to a moment imbalance dominated by the tail section center of mass, a rotational moment induces the toothbrush to pivot about the neutral pivot axis to a bristles up position in which both centers of mass are aligned in the vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20180279765
    Abstract: A self-righting toothbrush includes a shaft having a head section, a medial section and a tail section. The medial section has curved pivot surface configured to contact a horizontal support surface at a pivot point, the pivot surface allowing the toothbrush to roll on the support surface. An external ballast has an outer contour exposed at a surface of the shaft. The ballast is positioned to induce the toothbrush to roll on the support surface from an unstable orientation wherein the bristles are non-vertical, to a stable orientation wherein the bristles are vertical (up or down). In one aspect, the ballast has an irregular outer contour. In another aspect, the ballast outer contour is limited to the toothbrush medial section. In another aspect, the ballast outer contour provides a relatively flat reference protrusion of the pivot surface that is opposite from a relatively tall primary protrusion of the pivot surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventor: Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20180235357
    Abstract: A self-righting toothbrush includes a shaft having a head section, a medial section and a tail section. The medial section has curved pivot surface configured to contact a horizontal support surface at a pivot point, the pivot surface allowing the toothbrush to roll on the support surface. The pivot surface is provided in part by protrusions, including a reference protrusion, formed on different sides of the shaft that are visually distinct from each other in all viewing orientations of the toothbrush. The toothbrush will be in a stable orientation with the toothbrush bristles extending in a vertical direction when the toothbrush is disposed with the reference protrusion contacting the support surface. The toothbrush will be in an unstable position and susceptible to rolling to said stable orientation when the toothbrush is in a non-bristles down or non-bristles up position with the bristles extending in a non-vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventor: Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20180047192
    Abstract: A technique for combining user selectable product images and facilitating visualization-assisted coordinated product acquisition. One or more products having one or more associated product images may be identified. The one or more product images may be image processed by incorporating the image(s) into an anchor image to generate a composite anchor image that depicts the one or more products according to an intended manner of use thereof. The image processing may include using product dimension information to scale the one or more product images as necessary to match a scale of the anchor image. The composite anchor image may be caused to be displayed in association with one or more user interface elements, the user interface elements being operable to initiate a coordinated product transaction involving the one or more products. Responsive to the one or more user interface elements being activated, the coordinated product transaction may be initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Alon Kristal, Nir Appleboim, Yael Wiesel, Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 9861187
    Abstract: A self-righting toothbrush includes a medial section disposed between head and tail sections. The head section mounts a set of frontwardly extending bristles. The tail section has a rearwardly extending asymmetry. The medial section has a pivot surface whose center of rotation defines a pivot point on a longitudinal neutral pivot axis. The pivot surface allows the toothbrush to pivot about the neutral pivot axis when the toothbrush is placed on a support surface. The head and tail sections have respective centers of mass. In a non-bristles up position, the head and tail section centers of mass are spaced from the neutral pivot axis on opposite sides thereof. Due to a moment imbalance dominated by the tail section center of mass, there is a net rotational moment about the neutral pivot axis that induces the toothbrush to pivot about the neutral pivot axis to a bristles up position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20170347791
    Abstract: A self-righting toothbrush includes a head section mounting a set of frontwardly extending bristles and a tail section having a rearwardly extending lateral asymmetry. A medial section has a pivot surface that allows the toothbrush to pivot and roll on a horizontal support surface. The head and tail sections have respective centers of mass. In a non-bristles up position, one or both of the head and tail section centers of mass are spaced from a vertical plane that includes a pivot point where the pivot surface contacts the support surface and is perpendicular to a toothbrush rolling direction. Due to a moment imbalance dominated by the tail section center of mass, a rotational moment induces the toothbrush to pivot about the neutral pivot axis to a bristles up position in which both centers of mass are aligned in the vertical plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventor: Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Patent number: D874832
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Patent number: D876097
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Israel Harry Zimmerman