Patents by Inventor Howard A. Lewis

Howard A. Lewis 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: 20140067514
    Abstract: A system and method for merchant conversions are described using a facsimile or email or phone. The system may utilize machine learning to implement the merchant conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Mobile Spinach, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Vitti, John Vitti, Howard Lewis
  • Publication number: 20130275308
    Abstract: The invention is an electronic payment system designed to capture payments from customers in an ecommerce environment, including on-line via a browser, a mobile browser or a mobile application, which can support any card payment method but can also integrate with e Wallets such as Pay Pal and Google checkout, and which enhances security for all parties using two factor two channel authentication and card fragmentation solutions, and which simplifies and enhances the payment process for shoppers and consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: MOBAY TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Vakis Paraskeva, Nis Ranken, Howard Lewis, Anthony Jones, Robert Pocknell
  • Patent number: 7051093
    Abstract: A network of computers communicate with each other and with a single system manager computer in accordance with the QNX operating system to perform a series of related tasks. When computers at a number of sites running the operating system boot up, they have resident software that will read a hardware configuration switch that is external to the computer. After reading the switch, the hardware node ID is used as the host ID portion of the IP address. Once a network computer is configured with the correct IP address, communication with other computers on the network can begin. Each QNX node will access the System Manager hard disk to access executables and files using the SMB (Server Message Block) file sharing protocol. If the hardware node ID does not match the current software logic node ID as specified by the QNX system, then the proper QNX files will be retrieved from the System Manager and the QNX node will then reboot itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Howard Lewis, Rick A. Fry
  • Patent number: 7001013
    Abstract: A microfluidic actuator suitable for effecting drop on demand inkjet printing by ejecting fluid through at least one nozzle from at least one cavity being at least partially formed by a deflectable membrane, the actuator including: an actuator chamber operatively coupled to the membrane and containing at least on electrolytic fluid; and, at least one nanostructure contained in the electrolytic fluid; and, wherein, the nanostructure is adapted to deflect toward the membrane in response to an operating voltage being applied to at least the nanostructure thereby deflecting the membrane and causing the fluid to be ejected through the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Brother International Corporation
    Inventors: Howard Lewis, Habib Mohamadinejad
  • Patent number: 7002609
    Abstract: A system for charging a photoconductive surface being suitable use in forming an image on a substrate, the system including: an at least partial vacuum chamber; at least one nanostructure being disposed within the vacuum chamber and suitable for emitting electrons; and, at least one cap disposed with respect to the at least one nanostructure such that electrons emitted from the at least one nanostructure and colliding with the cap cause radiation suitable for charging the photoconductive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Brother International Corporation
    Inventor: Howard Lewis
  • Publication number: 20040113980
    Abstract: A microfluidic actuator suitable for effecting drop on demand inkjet printing by ejecting fluid through at least one nozzle from at least one cavity being at least partially formed by a deflectable membrane, the actuator including: an actuator chamber operatively coupled to the membrane and containing at least on electrolytic fluid; and, at least one nanostructure contained in the electrolytic fluid; and, wherein, the nanostructure is adapted to deflect toward the membrane in response to an operating voltage being applied to at least the nanostructure thereby deflecting the membrane and causing the fluid to be ejected through the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Howard Lewis, Habib Mohamadinejad
  • Publication number: 20040091285
    Abstract: A system for charging a photoconductive surface being suitable use in forming an image on a substrate, the system including: an at least partial vacuum chamber; at least one nanostructure being disposed within the vacuum chamber and suitable for emitting electrons; and, at least one cap disposed with respect to the at least one nanostructure such that electrons emitted from the at least one nanostructure and colliding with the cap cause radiation suitable for charging the photoconductive surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventor: Howard Lewis
  • Patent number: 6117091
    Abstract: Apparatus (10) for measuring the anorectal angle comprises an outer rubber-like sheath (12), which may be a suitably modified catheter, within which is disposed an elongate angular deflection detector (14) which provides on display (16) a read-out of the angular deflection of the apparatus. The sheath (12) may include pressure ports with associated pressure lines back to the proximal end of the sheath to allow the pressure to be read at different points along the anal canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: University of Wales College of Medicine
    Inventors: Howard Lewis Young, Richard Herbert Lowndes
  • Patent number: 5088973
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for use with folding machines of the type having a score roll for scoring sheet material which has been coated and/or printed with ink and the like. The method includes, and the apparatus provides for, heating the score roll to a sufficiently high temperature (generally 150.degree.-400.degree. F.) for softening or otherwise tempering the coating material and/or ink for precluding, or minimizing, unsightly damage resulting from cracking of the coating during scoring and creasing, bending or folding of the sheet material along the score line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: Wayne H. Bruce
    Inventors: Wayne H. Bruce, Howard A. Lewis, James R. Smith
  • Patent number: 4352339
    Abstract: A bunny feeder is disclosed, removably mounted to a rabbit creep feeder and adapted to be secured to a rabbit hutch. Both feeders have feed storage hoppers communicating with open feed troughs. The troughs and hoppers are mountable through a small opening in the screen wall of a hutch so the troughs project inside the hutch and the hoppers project outside. An edge of a front wall on the bunny feed through projects forward of a similar lip on the creep feed trough. The bunny feed trough is situated below the creep feed trough so any doe feed that may spill over the lip of the creep feed trough will be caught by the front wall of the bunny trough and be guided into the bunny feed trough. The hopper of the bunny feeder cooperates with the hopper of the doe feeder to define a restricted opening, communicating with the bunny feed trough, that effectively prevents bunnies from escaping by crawling through the hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1982
    Inventor: Howard Lewis
  • Patent number: 4116523
    Abstract: A novel high frequency electrical probe comprising:A blade-like active body member adapted to be supported at one end with its major plane at substantially 90.degree. to a circuit to which contact is to be made;The other end of said body member formed to have a generally pointed edge to serve as a contact point to be abutted against the circuit;On both sides of said active body member, elements which are approximately coextensive with said body member, but having either no contact points, or pointed edges which abut said circuit at points slightly displaced from the contact point of said active body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1978
    Assignee: James M. Foster
    Inventors: Charles W. Coberly, Howard A. Lewis
  • Patent number: 3975026
    Abstract: A sealing cartridge for rotating shafts is described, comprising a housing, an inwardly disposed compressed mechanical packing, and an outwardly disposed radial pressure lip seal. The two types of sealing elements cooperate to permit adequate lubrication of the shaft while yet obtaining complete containment of the functional fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1976
    Assignee: Johns-Manville Corporation
    Inventors: Robert John Boyle, Howard Lewis Rucker, Alex Anthony Mastro, Thomas Peter Jackson
  • Patent number: D246205
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1977
    Inventor: Peter Howard Lewis