Patents by Inventor Howard Schneider

Howard Schneider 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: 20200216186
    Abstract: An apparatus and method relating to a generator comprising a housing defining an interior and fluidly separating the interior from surrounding ambient air, at least one of a rotor or stator located within the housing, a cooling circuit passing through at least a portion of the housing to cool the interior and recirculating a coolant having a density greater than the ambient air, and a jet pump having a motive fluid conduit fluidly coupled to the cooling circuit, a transport fluid circuit fluidly coupled to the ambient air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jan Zywot, Gerard Howard Bueche, Gary Michael Chessare, Robert Donald Grennan, Michael George Schneider
  • Publication number: 20200148393
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes: collecting usage and maintenance data for a rotorcraft at a computer of the rotorcraft; sending the usage and maintenance data to a fleet management server; generating individualized equipment data for the rotorcraft according to the usage and maintenance data at the fleet management server, the individualized equipment data including a lightweight digital representation of the rotorcraft and technical publications for the rotorcraft, the lightweight digital representation including mesh-based 3D visualizations of each component of the rotorcraft, the technical publications having views referencing the mesh-based 3D visualizations; sending the individualized equipment data to the computer of the rotorcraft; and persisting the individualized equipment data at the computer of the rotorcraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy Robert Chavez, Peter Shultz, Thomas Kurt Schneider, Mark Howard Thomson, Daniel Wesley Rowe
  • Publication number: 20200113745
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for mechanically bonding substrates together. The apparatuses may include a pattern roll including a pattern element protruding radially outward. The pattern element includes a pattern surface and includes one or more channels adjacent the pattern surface. The pattern roll may be positioned adjacent an anvil roll to define a nip between the pattern surface and the anvil roll, wherein the pattern roll is biased toward the anvil roll to define a nip pressure between pattern surface and the anvil roll. As substrates advance between the pattern roll and anvil roll, the substrates are compressed between the anvil roll and the pattern surface to form a discrete bond region between the first and second substrates. As such, during the bonding process, some yielded substrate material flows from under the pattern surface and into the channel to form a channel grommet region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Allen Eckstein, Hailing Bao, Robert Charles Dreisig, Howard Jay Kalnitz, Uwe Schneider
  • Patent number: 10543128
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for mechanically bonding substrates together. The apparatuses may include a pattern roll including a pattern element protruding radially outward. The pattern element includes a pattern surface and includes one or more channels adjacent the pattern surface. The pattern roll may be positioned adjacent an anvil roll to define a nip between the pattern surface and the anvil roll, wherein the pattern roll is biased toward the anvil roll to define a nip pressure between pattern surface and the anvil roll. As substrates advance between the pattern roll and anvil roll, the substrates are compressed between the anvil roll and the pattern surface to form a discrete bond region between the first and second substrates. As such, during the bonding process, some yielded substrate material flows from under the pattern surface and into the channel to form a channel grommet region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joseph Allen Eckstein, Hailing Bao, Robert Charles Dreisig, Howard Jay Kalnitz, Uwe Schneider
  • Publication number: 20140129254
    Abstract: The system and method according to certain embodiments of the present invention substantially overcome the deficiencies of known systems and methods by including the health care provider's participation in the computer generation of the medical history. A preferred embodiment comprises utilizing the computer system requesting and/or allowing the health care provider's participation with the computer system at certain points in the otherwise automated medical history by the computer system. A single health care provider can simultaneously allow a plurality of patients to use the system to automatically generate medical histories for these patients. Alternative embodiments of the present invention can be used in fields outside of health care to allow a single computer operator to participate in the computer generation of histories for a plurality of users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: DocPod Corp
    Inventor: Howard Schneider
  • Patent number: 7733290
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and apparatus for detecting a merchandise marker in which a first antenna has a circuit having a first loop defining a first area and a second loop defining a second area substantially coplanar with the first area. A second antenna is substantially coplanar and orthogonally positioned with respect to the first antenna. The second antenna has a circuit having a third loop defining a third area and a fourth loop defining a fourth area substantially coplanar with the third area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Jack Howard Schneider, Brent Franklin Balch
  • Patent number: 7609160
    Abstract: A system for controlling door-mounted or door-embedded antennas. An antenna, for example, an EAS or an RF antenna, sends interrogation signals which are received by markers located on merchandise within a range of detection, i.e., an “interrogation zone”. Antennas that are mounted on or embedded in a door move along with the motion of the door. Thus, the interrogation zone covered by the antenna's magnetic field is continually changing with the movement of the door. The system and method of the present invention control door-mounted antennas by monitoring the motion of the door upon which the antenna is mounted, and by adjusting the size and breadth of the interrogation zone generated by the antenna accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Scott Bergman, Jack Howard Schneider
  • Publication number: 20090212948
    Abstract: A system for controlling door-mounted or door-embedded antennas. An antenna, for example, an EAS or an RF antenna, sends interrogation signals which are received by markers located on merchandise within a range of detection, i.e., an “interrogation zone”. Antennas that are mounted on or embedded in a door move along with the motion of the door. Thus, the interrogation zone covered by the antenna's magnetic field is continually changing with the movement of the door. The system and method of the present invention control door-mounted antennas by monitoring the motion of the door upon which the antenna is mounted, and by adjusting the size and breadth of the interrogation zone generated by the antenna accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Scott BERGMAN, Jack Howard SCHNEIDER
  • Patent number: 7551080
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling door-mounted or door-embedded antennas. An antenna, for example, an EAS or an RF antenna, sends interrogation signals which are received by markers located on merchandise within a range of detection, i.e., an “interrogation zone”. Antennas that are mounted on or embedded in a door move along with the motion of the door. Thus, the interrogation zone covered by the antenna's magnetic field is continually changing with the movement of the door. The system and method of the present invention control door-mounted antennas by monitoring the motion of the door upon which the antenna is mounted, and by adjusting the size and breadth of the interrogation zone generated by the antenna accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Scott Bergman, Jack Howard Schneider
  • Publication number: 20080068273
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and apparatus for detecting a merchandise marker in which a first antenna has a circuit having a first loop defining a first area and a second loop defining a second area substantially coplanar with the first area. A second antenna is substantially coplanar and orthogonally positioned with respect to the first antenna. The second antenna has a circuit having a third loop defining a third area and a fourth loop defining a fourth area substantially coplanar with the third area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Jack Howard Schneider, Brent Franklin Balch
  • Publication number: 20080018474
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling door-mounted or door-embedded antennas. An antenna, for example, an EAS or an RF antenna, sends interrogation signals which are received by markers located on merchandise within a range of detection, i.e., an “interrogation zone”. Antennas that are mounted on or embedded in a door move along with the motion of the door. Thus, the interrogation zone covered by the antenna's magnetic field is continually changing with the movement of the door. The system and method of the present invention control door-mounted antennas by monitoring the motion of the door upon which the antenna is mounted, and by adjusting the size and breadth of the interrogation zone generated by the antenna accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Adam Scott Bergman, Jack Howard Schneider
  • Patent number: 5780051
    Abstract: The present invention features methods and articles of manufacture for treating nicotine withdrawal symptoms and promoting smoking cessation. The methods and articles feature the administration of an effective amount of a nicotine substitute and monitor the presence of nicotine in the biological sample of such subject with a nicotine detection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: DynaGen, Inc.
    Inventors: Amruta R. Eswara, Neal Muni, F. Howard Schneider, Peter J. Mione
  • Patent number: 5414005
    Abstract: The present application features methods and articles of manufacture for alleviating acute symptoms of nicotine withdrawal and as an aid in smoking cessation. The invention features lobeline held in sublingual tablets for administration to the sublingual and nasal mucosa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Assignee: DynaGen, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Howard Schneider, Indu A. Muni, B. Ram Murty, Mahendra K. Pandya, Rajinder P. S. Matharu
  • Patent number: 5168961
    Abstract: The present invention describes the incorporation of self-serve checkout systems within a supermarket. The installation of self-serve checkout systems is shown whereby the productivity of the supermarket is maintained, no significantly increased floorspace requirements occur, the human supervisor of the self-serve checkout systems is able to strategically carry out his/her duties and the co-existence with conventional checkout lanes is allowed. As well, a method and apparatus for integrating a labor savings car order bag handling system with the checkout lanes of the supermarket is shown. In addition, a method and apparatus for augmenting the checkout productivity of produce items is shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Inventor: Howard Schneider
  • Patent number: 5125465
    Abstract: A fast retail security weighing system is disclosed whereby if a second purchased item's product code is entered before the weight corresponding to the first purchased item's product code has been measured and verified, the system will consider the weight on the scale as corresponding to the first purchased item alone, but if such weight does not correspond with the allowed weight for the first purchased product, then the system will consider whether the weight on the scale corresponds to the summation of the first and second purchased items' weights. The fast retail security weighing system may also approximate the actual weight on the scale from the rate of weight change and the instantaneous weight reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Inventor: Howard Schneider
  • Patent number: 5123494
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method and apparatus for weighing customers entering and leaving a store, or a user entering and leaving a particular institution or a worker entering and leaving the workplace and ascertaining automatically that the equivalence of the said two weight values do not indicate that any goods have been fraudulently removed by the person in question and where said equivalence does not occur, initiates an alarm protocol. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention the customer is weighed upon entering the retail store and is given a bar coded printed token indicative of his/her weight. At the checkout stand, with the customer's purchased products still resting typically in the shopping cart or on the checkout stand, the customer is weighed again and scans in the bar coded printed token previously obtained. The customer's weight should remain significantly unchanged if no products have been fraudulently obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Inventor: Howard Schneider
  • Patent number: 5115888
    Abstract: A self-serve checkout system which consists of a self-service checkout station containing a video camera unit which generally views a first scale where bar coded products are deposited and which pivots to view a second scale where products without bar coded labels are initially deposited. The video camera generates a signal received by a display in a supervisor station which allows a supervisory employee to approve non-bar coded products and to survey in general other products deposited on the first scale. A plurality of self-service checkout stations are selectively connected to a singular supervisor station by a switching unit. The self-service checkout stations contain angles or active surfaces to prevent deposition of articles for later fraudulent removal. The self-service checkout stations contain receipt printers, magnetic payment card readers and coupon acceptors to further reduce the time the supervisory employee must spend on each order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Inventor: Howard Schneider
  • Patent number: 5088144
    Abstract: A bar code cleaner is disclosed having the ability to allow the removal of foreign material from bar code labels so that they may successfully be read by machine bar code readers. The bar-code cleaner system consists of the apparatus to clean the bar codes and bar code labels manufactured from materials able to physically resist degradation by the apparatus which cleans the bar code. The apparatus to clean the bar code label consists of, mounted in proximity to the machine bar code reader, a scraping edge and/or a duct releasing compressed gas and/or cleaning fluid and/or a duct producing a vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Inventor: Howard Schneider
  • Patent number: 5083638
    Abstract: An automated retail point-of-sale machine is disclosed having the ability to allow consumers to check out their purchases with a minimal of direct human assistance. The machine is designed to work with products whether labelled or not with machine readable bar codes. The machine possess security features which deter customers from fraudulently bagging items by comparing the weight changes on the packing scale with the product number related information in the case of labelleled products. In the case of nonlabelled products, experienced customers can identify the product through a series of menu choices while beginner customers can allow the supervisory employee to enter a product number abbreviated code, with additional visual and/or dimensional sensory information of the contents being relayed to a supervisory employee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Inventor: Howard Schneider
  • Patent number: D389823
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Inventor: Howard Schneider