Patents by Inventor Howard Katz

Howard Katz 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: 20210228008
    Abstract: A system that includes a cabinet and an accessory capable of being stored within a storage compartment of the cabinet. The cabinet may include a cabinet housing and a mirrored door having a ferromagnetic element. The mirrored door may include a first mirror having a reflective surface forming an outer surface of the mirrored door and a second mirror having a reflective surface forming an inner surface of the mirrored door. The ferromagnetic element may be embedded within the first and second mirrors. In an example the first ferromagnetic element may be an elongated plate formed of a ferromagnetic material. The accessory may include another ferromagnetic element that may include one or more magnets. The accessory may be sized and shaped to be capable of being stored within a storage compartment of the cabinet. The accessory may be mounted to the mirrored door by magnetic attraction between the ferromagnetic elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: James L. Stanley, JR., Howard Katz, Marwan Estiban, James A. DeHope, Travis Andren
  • Publication number: 20210212467
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure is directed to a cabinet having a charging device. The cabinet's housing has a cavity, a door configured both to close to cover the cavity and to open to expose the cavity, and shelves extending horizontally across the cavity. The charging device is positioned within the cavity and includes a housing, a charger for charging an electronic device, a receiving portion configured to hold the electronic device upright, a light source configured to shine through at least a portion of the device housing to illuminate the cavity of the cabinet housing, and an electrical outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Jason Mort, Brian Whetstone, Linda Yang, George Wahlgren, Howard Katz, James A. DeHope, Harshil N. Patel
  • Patent number: 10582769
    Abstract: A system that includes a cabinet and an accessory that is capable of being stored within a storage compartment of the cabinet. The cabinet may include a mirrored door having a ferromagnetic element. The accessory may include another ferromagnetic element. The accessory may be mounted to the door by magnetic attraction between the ferromagnetic elements. When the accessory is within the cabinet, it may be mounted to a charger so as to charge a power source of the accessory. In some embodiments, the accessory may be automatically transitioned into an active state when it is detected that the accessory is mounted to the door. The accessory may include a user-operated actuator that has a first functionality when the accessory is mounted to the door and a second functionality when the accessory is not mounted to the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ROBERN, INC.
    Inventors: James L. Stanley, Jr., Howard Katz, Marwan Estiban, James A. DeHope, Travis Andren
  • Patent number: 9885682
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are biosensor systems and related methods for detecting analytes in aqueous and biologic environments. A biosensor system for detecting binding of an analyte of interest may include a detector configured to detect a change in an electrical property on a surface thereof. The detector may be a FET. The system also may include a passive layer disposed on a top surface of the detector. Further, the system may include a hydrophobic layer disposed on the passive layer. The system also may include a receptor-attachment material configured for binding to an analyte. A receptor may bind to the analyte, and the receptor may be attached to the receptor-attachment material. The binding of the analyte to the receptor can cause the change of the electrical property at the surface. In response to the change for example, a current may change for indicating the binding of the analyte to the receptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Allen Dale Everett, Howard Katz, Kalpana Besar, Weiguo Huang
  • Publication number: 20170181541
    Abstract: A system that includes a cabinet and an accessory that is capable of being stored within a storage compartment of the cabinet. The cabinet may include a mirrored door having a ferromagnetic element. The accessory may include another ferromagnetic element. The accessory may be mounted to the door by magnetic attraction between the ferromagnetic elements. When the accessory is within the cabinet, it may be mounted to a charger so as to charge a power source of the accessory. In some embodiments, the accessory may be automatically transitioned into an active state when it is detected that the accessory is mounted to the door. The accessory may include a user-operated actuator that has a first functionality when the accessory is mounted to the door and a second functionality when the accessory is not mounted to the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: James L. Stanley, JR., Howard Katz, Marwan Estiban, James A. DeHope, Travis Andren
  • Publication number: 20140349005
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are biosensor systems and related methods for detecting analytes in aqueous and biologic environments. A biosensor system for detecting binding of an analyte of interest may include a detector configured to detect a change in an electrical property on a surface thereof. The detector may be a FET. The system also may include a passive layer disposed on a top surface of the detector. Further, the system may include a hydrophobic layer disposed on the passive layer. The system also may include a receptor-attachment material configured for binding to an analyte. A receptor may bind to the analyte, and the receptor may be attached to the receptor-attachment material. The binding of the analyte to the receptor can cause the change of the electrical property at the surface. In response to the change for example, a current may change for indicating the binding of the analyte to the receptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Allen Dale Everett, Howard Katz, Kalpana Besar, Weiguo Huang
  • Publication number: 20090064607
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an angle adjustable stair rail assembly comprising a top and bottom rail and a plurality of parallel balusters joined to the top rail and the bottom rail by deforming a cut-out opening in the baluster around a punched web openings in a wall of the top and bottom rails so that the rails and balusters can be moved to any angular disposition keeping the balusters parallel to each other and the top rail and bottom rail parallel to each other. The cut-out opening in the baluster can form a pair of legs. The retention of the baluster is accomplished by a simple clamping action after the legs of the baluster are received in the openings in the wall of the top or bottom rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Howard Katz
  • Publication number: 20070078267
    Abstract: A molecule including a chain-like core region having two ends and having at least three conjugated aromatic rings; and including at the two ends, branched groups R1 and R2 respectively, each including a C5- to C20-alkyl group. A semiconducting composition including the molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Florian Dotz, Howard Katz, Elsa Reichmanis, Subramanian Vaidyanathan, Ingolf Hennig
  • Publication number: 20070077681
    Abstract: Techniques including steps of: providing a support body; forming an organic semiconductor composition body including an organic semiconductor composition on the support body, no more than 10% by weight of the organic semiconductor composition being pentacene; providing a first organic dielectric composition mobilized in a first liquid medium, the organic semiconductor composition being insoluble in the first liquid medium; and forming a first organic dielectric composition body from the first organic dielectric composition on the organic semiconductor composition body. Techniques in which an organic semiconductor composition body is formed on an organic dielectric composition body. Apparatus having an organic dielectric composition body on an organic semiconductor composition body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Florian Dotz, Howard Katz, Jimmy Granstrom, Elsa Reichmanis, Subramanian Vaidyanathan, Ingolf Hennig, Frauke Richter
  • Publication number: 20060216910
    Abstract: Techniques for disposing an organic semiconductor film on a receiver substrate, comprising the steps of: depositing an organic semiconductor film onto a donor substrate, the semiconductor film having a first surface facing the donor substrate and having an exposed second surface; bringing the exposed second surface adjacent a receiver substrate such that the semiconductor film is in contact with both substrates; and then, moving the donor and receiver substrates apart; and wherein a surface portion of the receiver substrate is maintained above its glass transition during the moving step. Active organic semiconductor devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Applicant: Lucent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Katz, Masato Ofuji
  • Publication number: 20060141664
    Abstract: Semiconductor apparatus comprising: a substrate having a substrate surface; a layer of a first material overlying a first region of the substrate surface; a layer of a semiconductor overlying the layer of first material and overlying a second region of the substrate surface; a first region of the layer of semiconductor, overlying the layer of first material and having a first conductivity; a second region of the layer of semiconductor, overlying the second region of the substrate surface and having a second conductivity; and the first conductivity being substantially different from the second conductivity. Such semiconductor apparatus further comprising a layer of a second material overlying the second region of the substrate surface, the second region of the layer of semiconductor overlying the layer of the second material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Applicants: Lucent Technologies, Inc., E.I. du Pent de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Zhenan Bao, Howard Katz, Jeffrey Meth
  • Publication number: 20060060839
    Abstract: A solid semiconductor composition includes a solid matrix of organic semiconductor molecules and a dispersion of nanorods or nanotubes in the matrix. The nanorods or nanotubes do not form a percolating structure that spans the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Inventors: Edwin Chandross, Howard Katz, Elsa Reichmanis, Subramanian Vaidyanathan
  • Publication number: 20060018844
    Abstract: Methods for treating an angular cheilosis and/or a lip positioning abnormality by administration of a botulinum toxin to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Applicant: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: Howard Katz, Andrew Blumenfeld
  • Publication number: 20050227059
    Abstract: Fibers having an electrically conductive outer surface and having an average diameter of less than about 5 millimeters; and a dielectric polymeric layer comprising a polymer having a main polymer chain on the outer surface, the dielectric polymeric layer having a thickness of less than about 50 microns, the main polymer chain comprising carbon. Fiber transistors having an on/off ratio of at least about 10. Techniques for making fibers and fiber transistors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2004
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Applicant: Lucent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy Granstrom, Howard Katz
  • Publication number: 20050165097
    Abstract: Methods of reversing local anesthesia are disclosed. The methods comprise administering a local anesthetic and alpha adrenergic receptor agonist to induce local anesthesia followed by reversing anesthesia with a low dose of an alpha adrenergic receptor antagonist. Also disclosed are kits comprising a local anesthetic, an alpha adrenergic receptor agonist and a low dose of an alpha adrenergic receptor antagonist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Eckard Weber, Howard Katz
  • Publication number: 20050165098
    Abstract: Methods of reversing local anesthesia are disclosed. The methods comprise administering a local anesthetic and alpha adrenergic receptor agonist to induce local anesthesia followed by reversing anesthesia with a low dose of an alpha adrenergic receptor antagonist. Also disclosed are kits comprising a local anesthetic, an alpha adrenergic receptor agonist and a low dose of an alpha adrenergic receptor antagonist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Eckard Weber, Howard Katz
  • Publication number: 20050093031
    Abstract: Semiconductor apparatus comprising: a dielectric layer comprising a surface, a portion of the surface having exposed aromatic groups; and a polycrystalline semiconductor layer comprising an organic semiconductor composition overlying and in contact with the portion of the surface, the organic semiconductor composition comprising a compound comprising a chain-like moiety, the chain-like moiety comprising a conjugated thiophene or phenyl group and comprising alkyl chains at ends of the chain-like moiety. Devices comprising semiconductor apparatus, methods for making semiconductor apparatus, and methods for making devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Applicant: Lucent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hylke Akkerman, Howard Katz
  • Publication number: 20050093107
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising: a first substrate; a dielectric layer comprising a first dielectric material on the first substrate, the dielectric layer having a dielectric layer thickness and being traversed by through holes passing from an interface with the first substrate, to an opposite side of the dielectric layer; and a second dielectric material at least partially blocking the through holes. Methods for making such apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Applicant: Lucent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhenan Bao, Howard Katz
  • Publication number: 20050095448
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a substrate having a surface and a dielectric layer located on the surface. The dielectric layer includes a distribution of particles. Each particle includes a particle core and a polymer shell chemically bonded to and located around the associated particle core. Each particle core includes a material having a dielectric constant of about fifteen or more. The dielectric layer has a dielectric constant of seven or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Inventors: Howard Katz, Ashok Maliakal
  • Publication number: 20050062066
    Abstract: Semiconductor apparatus comprising: a substrate having a substrate surface; a layer of a first material overlying a first region of the substrate surface; a layer of a semiconductor overlying the layer of first material and overlying a second region of the substrate surface; a first region of the layer of semiconductor, overlying the layer of first material and having a first conductivity; a second region of the layer of semiconductor, overlying the second region of the substrate surface and having a second conductivity; and the first conductivity being substantially different from the second conductivity. Such semiconductor apparatus further comprising a layer of a second material overlying the second region of the substrate surface, the second region of the layer of semiconductor overlying the layer of the second material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Applicants: Lucent Technologies, Inc., E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Zhenan Bao, Howard Katz, Jeffrey Meth