Patents by Inventor James E. Sacherman

James E. Sacherman 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: 5191461
    Abstract: The present invention is for an illumination transmitter. The transmitter projects a signal onto a planar reflective surface such as the ceiling of an open office environment. The transmitter includes a plurality of illumination sources positioned in a line wherein the line has a predetermined orientation to the planar surface. The illumination sources are preferably infrared LEDs. The transmitter has means for jointly aiming the illumination sources toward a desired location on the planar surface. The location on the planar surface is usually used to allow multiple transmitters coupled to infrared receivers to allow communication between computers in a LAN. The transmitter also includes means for maintaining the predetermined orientation between the planar surface and the line. The orientation is usually parallel to allow transmitters located large distances from the illumination to project a relatively small illumination spot onto the planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Assignee: Photonics Corporation
    Inventors: Charles L. Cranshaw, John Piccone, Richard C. Allen, James E. Sacherman, John W. Toor
  • Patent number: 4998362
    Abstract: A picture frame assembly comprising a frame for displaying a photograph or similar two dimensional work of art, an upright support attached to the frame, and a base upon which the upright support is mounted. The frame includes a detachable transparent cover for securing the photograph to the frame. The front surface of the frame includes a recess for receiving a photograph and the cover. Surrounding the recess and forming a part of the front surface is a border portion. The recess comprises a bottom surface and a sidewall. The inner edge of the sidewall connects the sidewall to the bottom surface of the recess, and the outer edge of the sidewall connects the sidewall to the border portion. The cover is inserted through the front of the frame and received within the recess such that the front surface of the cover is disposed between the outer edge of the sidewall and the bottom surface of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: Acme Frame Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian S. Stewart, James E. Sacherman, John W. Toor
  • Patent number: 4979531
    Abstract: A flexible, multi-segmented support structure, and method for manufacturing same, particularly suited for use as a tent pole, wherein the support structure includes a plurality of tubular segments and each segment is connected to its adjacent segment or segments by lengths of elastic shock cord, the cord having sleeves affixed to each end thereof which can be affixed in partly or fully automated fashion to the respective segments. A novel ferrule is included to provide rigidity at the junctions of the segments, without providing undue stress concentration and to further assist in automating the manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1990
    Inventors: John W. Toor, James E. Sacherman
  • Patent number: 4848201
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing strip material and the like from a source of the material, the apparatus having a frame; a mount borne by the frame for receiving a source of the material; a drive member mounted on the frame for feeding a strip of material from the source of the material; and a control member mounted on the frame for movement toward and from the drive member and selectively positionable to carry a strip of the material extended between the control member and the drive member into engagement with the drive member selectively to feed the strip of material from the source of material. A cartridge assembly operable with the apparatus to serve as a source of the material and having portions cooperating with the apparatus to feed the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Simtek Inc.
    Inventors: Peter R. Urwyler, John W. Toor, James E. Sacherman
  • Patent number: 4817284
    Abstract: A utility knife having a handle with a shaft portion and a lower protrusion for improved ergonomics is disclosed. The shaft portion has a bore for receiving a collet and the knife includes a central knob for cooperating with the collet to clamp a blade into the collet when the knob is rotated in a first direction and to move the collet axially out from the handle, thereby freeing the blade, when the knob is rotated in the other direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Inventors: James E. Sacherman, John W. Toor
  • Patent number: 4781292
    Abstract: Apparatus capable of storing or displaying a plurality of compact discs, cassettes or other similar objects is disclosed. The apparatus includes a housing and a plurality of pivotable members rotatably positioned therein. Each pivotable member may hold one or more objects, each object being positioned within a compartment in the pivotable member. In one embodiment, each pivotable member includes a base plate, a rear wall, a pair of side walls, and a pair of members which together form a front wall. The front wall members cooperate with the rear wall, which may include clamping ribs, to provide a clamping force which substantially fixedly positions the compact discs within the pivotable member so that the display rack may be positioned throughout a range extending from substantially horizontal to substantially vertical. The clamping force may be adjusted by varying the dimensions and geometry of a slot associated with the clamping means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Inventors: James E. Sacherman, John W. Toor
  • Patent number: D504426
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Shoda, James E. Sacherman, David H. Titzler
  • Patent number: D295863
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignee: Wyse Technology
    Inventor: James E. Sacherman
  • Patent number: D306719
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Gilbarco Inc.
    Inventors: Donald P. Austin, Albert L. Lawrence, Arthur C. Prewitt, James E. Sacherman
  • Patent number: D309144
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: Gilbarco Inc.
    Inventors: Donald P. Austin, Albert L. Lawrence, Arthur C. Prewitt, James E. Sacherman
  • Patent number: D311825
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Assignee: Acme Frame Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian S. Stewart, James E. Sacherman, John W. Toor
  • Patent number: D313540
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Inventors: John W. Toor, James E. Sacherman
  • Patent number: D314369
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: Curis Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Sacherman
  • Patent number: D314373
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: Wyse Technology Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Sacherman
  • Patent number: D314375
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: Wyse Technology Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Sacherman, Jonathan C. Burke
  • Patent number: D315552
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignee: Curtis Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Sacherman
  • Patent number: D317445
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Wyse Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Sacherman
  • Patent number: D336089
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Assignee: Photonics Corporation
    Inventors: Charles L. Crawshaw, John Piccone, Richard C. Allen, James E. Sacherman, John W. Toor