Patents by Inventor Howard Letovsky

Howard Letovsky 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: 20150148651
    Abstract: A method is disclosed herein to add therapeutic functionality to medical imaging systems. The preferred embodiment of an Imaging System Frequency Modulation Method in accordance with the present invention adds at least one bioactive frequency that is part of the acoustic or electromagnetic frequency spectrum to the imaging system output frequency used to acquire an image in a medical imaging system by modulating said imaging system output frequency with said bioactive frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Howard Letovsky
  • Publication number: 20150087009
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are provided for selectively altering the viability characteristics of a live cell. In some embodiments, an electrical signal acquisition array, electrically coupled to a high gain amplifier, is used in conjunction with an analog to digital converter and a computer to record natural electrical signals that a cell type may use to communicate with its neighbors, the immune system, and the organism in which it is operating, as well as the signals and waveforms that define its particular natural operational electrical signature. Specific parts of the recorded electrical signals that are determined to be relevant to specific behavior patterns are extracted from the recordings as discreet waveforms, loaded into an arbitrary waveform generator, and played back through either an electromagnetic radiating transducer or an electrical signal output array to apply electromagnetic energy to the cells to alter the electrical characteristics of a live cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: HOWARD LETOVSKY
  • Patent number: 8927264
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed herein to improve on and expand the range of electrical and electromagnetic frequencies used in therapeutic electro medical devices. The present invention uses electrical and electromagnetic frequency generators and detectors integrated with a live cell imaging system that provides feedback to the frequency generators using data derived from said imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Howard Letovsky
  • Publication number: 20140315286
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed herein to improve on and expand the range of electrical and electromagnetic frequencies used in therapeutic electro medical devices. The present invention uses electrical and electromagnetic frequency generators and detectors integrated with a live cell imaging system that provides feedback to the frequency generators using data derived from said imaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Howard Letovsky
  • Patent number: 8619359
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a unique and novel combination light source and active light filtering system for microscopes that eliminates the need for individual color filters, fluorescence filters, and many other filter types. The present invention provides variable light wavelength generating capabilities, and all of the benefits of most commercially available light sources in a compact package that can be mounted on a microscope or used at a distance from a microscope, but be coupled to it through a fiber optic cable or other light transmission means. Additionally, the present invention eliminates the need for a filter wheel turret in a microscope's optical path, as well as eliminates the need for multiple fluorescent filter blocks in a fluorescent microscope optical path. The present invention can improve microscope filter systems to enable effective imaging of live cells without staining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Howard Letovsky
  • Publication number: 20120275019
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a unique and novel combination light source and active light filtering system for microscopes that eliminates the need for individual color filters, fluorescence filters, and many other filter types. The present invention provides variable light wavelength generating capabilities, and all of the benefits of most commercially available light sources in a compact package that can be mounted on a microscope or used at a distance from a microscope, but be coupled to it through a fiber optic cable or other light transmission means. Additionally, the present invention eliminates the need for a filter wheel turret in a microscope's optical path, as well as eliminates the need for multiple fluorescent filter blocks in a fluorescent microscope optical path. The present invention can improve microscope filter systems to enable effective imaging of live cells without staining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Howard Letovsky
  • Publication number: 20120268583
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a unique and novel combination light source and active light filtering system for microscopes that eliminates the need for individual color filters, fluorescence filters, phase contrast filters, and many other filter types. The present invention provides almost unlimited light wavelength generation and filtering capabilities, as well as providing virtually unlimited dark field and phase contrast filter shapes, unique specimen lighting combinations, and all of the benefits of most commercially available light sources in a compact package that can be mounted on a microscope or used at a distance from a microscope, but be coupled to it through a fiber optic cable or other light transmission means. Additionally, the present invention eliminates the need for a filter wheel turret in a microscope's optical path, as well as eliminates the need for multiple fluorescent filter blocks in a fluorescent microscope optical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Howard Letovsky
  • Publication number: 20110001064
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus which uses electromagnetic waves to identify and then quantifiably affect matter at the atomic and/or molecular level. The present invention generates frequencies that may range from DC to light waves and above, and then analyzes the transmitted, reflected, and absorbed interactions of said frequencies on any form of matter. The invention then defines and generates optimized combinations of said frequencies to create specific effects on said matter with a minimum of energy input and output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventor: Howard Letovsky
  • Patent number: 7731586
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to systems and methods by which a player may remotely participate in casino gaming activity. Such aspects may include a video camera configured to provide visual data concerning the casino gaming activity to the player, a microphone configured to provide audio data concerning the casino gaming activity to the player, and a data network coupled with the video camera and the microphone. In such aspects, the player may be located in a hotel guest room, the hotel guest room may include a video display coupled with the data network, and one or more buttons of a remote control device associated with said video display may be configured to control said player's remote participation in the casino gaming activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Station Casinos
    Inventors: Howard Letovsky, Tony Fontaine
  • Publication number: 20100132305
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a flexible building integrated photovoltaic energy absorbing system and method that comprise variable length photovoltaic strips which can be applied to a surface of a building at any pitch or angle. Further, the present invention may include electrical connection members that can be easily attached to said photovoltaic strips at any point on their surface such that said photovoltaic strips can be connected in series, parallel, series parallel, or any other electrical combination, and that said electrical connection members may terminate at a location on said surface of any pitch or angle that is easily serviced, made weatherproof, and can be finished covered in an aesthetically pleasing manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Steve Heckeroth, Daniel M. Perkins, Howard Letovsky
  • Publication number: 20080176637
    Abstract: The invention consists of a method, apparatus, and data structure that allows a player remotely located from wagering devices, such as slot machines, video lottery terminals (VLTs), etc., to make wagers on the wagering devices using funds on deposit in an account. The remote player may establish a communication link to the location where the wagering devices are housed through a remote-access service. After authentication of the player's identity, the player may be provided with a menu of available wagering devices. A wagering device computer network server, preferably coupled to video cameras, may transmit the image of the selected wagering device, or as appropriate, the video output of the wagering device, through telecommunications media, to the player. A pop-up control panel on the player's remote viewing system may provide graphical representations of the game play inputs of the actual wagering device, as well as a graphical display of current funds on account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Howard Letovsky, Tony Fontaine
  • Patent number: 7361091
    Abstract: The present invention senses a player's coordination and reaction time levels while operating a video game, or a video game of chance, and automatically adjusts various parameters affecting the game play, to minimize or eliminate the effect that said player's skill has on a game outcome. In certain circumstances, the present invention may actually provide an element of control over the game outcome, but the intent of the invention is to bridge the entertainment gap that currently exists between skill based video game entertainment and the traditional formats of video games of chance—resulting in a much broader demographic appeal for video games of chance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: Howard Letovsky
  • Publication number: 20070082729
    Abstract: The present invention senses a player's coordination and reaction time levels while operating a video game, or a video game of chance, and automatically adjusts various parameters affecting the game play, to minimize or eliminate the effect that said player's skill has on a game outcome. In certain circumstances, the present invention may actually provide an element of control over the game outcome, but the intent of the invention is to bridge the entertainment gap that currently exists between skill based video game entertainment and the traditional formats of video games of chance—resulting in a much broader demographic appeal for video games of chance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventor: Howard Letovsky
  • Publication number: 20060180165
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed which can be used to effect the cessation of the use of cigarettes and other habit-forming chemical substances. Said method and apparatus as disclosed in the present invention do not require the user to use or ingest any chemical compounds other than cigarettes, or said other habit forming chemical substance, or attempt to modify attitudes about smoking. The objective of the invention is to provide habit cessation technologies which create an enhanced “toxic reaction” in a user in response to the absorption of a chemical which previously did not induce said reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventor: Howard Letovsky
  • Publication number: 20050155340
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and apparatus for determining the precise makeup of atomic and molecular structures, as well as providing the capability of modifying said structures. The invention uses induced resonant electromagnetic frequency wave effects to define and modify the electromagnetic, electrical, radioactive, atomic weight, and co-valent bonding characteristics of matter. One embodiment of the present invention may produce directionally controllable magnetic fields in ambient media that interact with magnetically polarized vehicle surfaces to allow high-speed, highly energy efficient inter-planetary space travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Inventor: Howard Letovsky
  • Publication number: 20050145031
    Abstract: The present invention uses induced resonant electromagnetic frequency wave effects to define and modify the electromagnetic, electrostatic, radioactive, atomic weight, and electron ring bonding characteristics of matter. The invention utilizes controlled electromagnetic frequency transmissions to catalyze changes in atomic structures. The benefits of the invention may include the neutralization of waste products remaining from nuclear fission power production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventor: Howard Letovsky
  • Patent number: 6825792
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide a system for determining the precise launch point of ballistic missiles, and may additionally provide the capability of neutralizing said threats. The invention provides a mobile object information means configured to classify electromagnetic frequency activity within satellite and land based commercial and private broadcast and telecommunications spectra in a given geographical area, said means also configured to classify associated area weather normality and anomalies. The system includes a software algorithm configured to extract from said database, a missile launch in a given geographical zone by “tagging” an electromagnetic wave disturbance caused by the high intensity initial fuel burn of said missile launch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Inventor: Howard Letovsky
  • Patent number: 6811482
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus is disclosed that bridges the entertainment gap that currently exists between skill-based video game entertainment and the traditional formats of video games of chance. The present invention as described herein, provides a three dimensional software “world” as the gaming environment, and, through the incorporation of human interface devices, provides the player with the feeling of control experienced when playing a skill-based video game, while maintaining the random outcome requirements of standard video games of chance. In certain circumstances, the present invention may actually provide an element of control over the game outcome, but it is the feeling of control—not necessarily actual control—that provides the unique entertainment value. The present invention also provides a two-way video gaming apparatus for accommodating a plurality of players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Howard Letovsky
  • Patent number: 6786045
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel engine technologies for power generation and work applications. The engines transform sunlight, heat, or cold, directly into mechanical force. The invention uses a focusing means to apply temperature differentials to a thermally reactive material retained in moveable housings. Said thermally reactive material is mounted in contact with a bearing element configured to apply directional force to said thermally reactive material surface as it changes shape in response to said applied temperature differentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: Howard Letovsky
  • Publication number: 20040035107
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel engine technologies for power generation and work applications. The engines transform sunlight, heat, or cold, directly into mechanical force. The invention uses a focusing means to apply temperature differentials to a thermally reactive material retained in moveable housings. Said thermally reactive material is mounted in contact with a bearing element configured to apply directional force to said thermally reactive material surface as it changes shape in response to said applied temperature differentials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventor: Howard Letovsky