Patents by Inventor James M. Sherman

James M. Sherman 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: 20040071638
    Abstract: A sustained-release, dental fluoride varnish material includes about 5 percent by weight of NaF; up to about 10 percent by weight of glycerin; up to about 5 percent by weight of fumed silica; and optionally, an amount of varnish additives selected from the group consisting of flavorants, rosins, gums and alcohols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas C. Simonton, Kenneth S. Peterson, James M. Sherman
  • Patent number: 6685923
    Abstract: A dental tooth whitening material sets to a rubber-like or elastomeric consistency. The material includes hydrogen peroxide. A method of whitening teeth employs such a material by placing it into a dental tray, a backing sheet or by placing the material directly onto a tooth. Once the material has set to its solid or semi-solid consistency, the dental tray, if employed, can be left in place or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Dentsply Research & Development Corp.
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Peterson, James M. Sherman
  • Publication number: 20020164292
    Abstract: A dental tooth whitening material sets to a rubber-like or elastomeric consistency. The material includes hydrogen peroxide. A method of whitening teeth employs such a material by placing it into a dental tray, a backing sheet or by placing the material directly onto a tooth. Once the material has set to its solid or semi-solid consistency, the dental tray, if employed, can be left in place or removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Peterson, James M. Sherman
  • Publication number: 20020010670
    Abstract: A method, system, computer program product, and data structure for trading in which a standardized contract is traded. The contract obligates a buyer and a seller to settle the contract based on a price of the contract at a first effective date. The contract is traded through an exchange that guarantees payment to the buyer of any amount owed to the buyer from the seller as a result of the contract and that guarantees payment to the seller of any amount owed to the seller from the buyer as a result of the contract. The price of the contract is determined based on preselected notional cash flows discounted by at least one point on an interest rate swap curve obtained from a preselected swap rate source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventors: Warren B. Mosler, William P. McCauley, James M. Sherman
  • Patent number: 6304858
    Abstract: A method, system, computer program product, and data structure for trading in which a standardized contract is traded. The contract obligates a buyer and a seller to settle the contract based on a price of the contract at a first effective date. The contract is traded through an exchange that guarantees payment to the buyer of any amount owed to the buyer from the seller as a result of the contract and that guarantees payment to the seller of any amount owed to the seller from the buyer as a result of the contract. The price of the contract is determined based on preselected notional cash flows discounted by an interest rate swap curve obtained from a preselected swap rate source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Adams, Viner and Mosler, Ltd.
    Inventors: Warren B. Mosler, William P. McCauley, James M. Sherman
  • Patent number: 6280707
    Abstract: An oral prophalaxis paste includes a preselected grade and amount of abrasive material such as pumice clay or diatimoceous earth. The abrasive material is moistened with water and a moisture retention agent such as glycerin is included. A curing system is employed, such as using sodium silicate and methyl salicylate. The formulation provides antimicrobial properties by the inclusion of triclosan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Dentsply International Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Peterson, James M. Sherman, Connie Chilcott, Tse-Chong Wu
  • Patent number: 5508491
    Abstract: An improved electronic mass airflow sensor circuit and method for manufacturing that circuit are disclosed. The circuit includes primary and secondary sensor elements having non-zero temperature coefficients of resistance. The circuit further includes a thick film resistor electrically connected to the secondary sensor element to form a combination element such that resistance ratio of the primary sensor element to the combination element remains constant over varying temperatures. The method includes the steps of detecting the resistance of the primary and secondary sensor elements, generating primary and secondary electrical signals corresponding thereto, and placing the thick film resistor in electrical contact with the secondary sensor element to form the combination element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventor: James M. Sherman
  • Patent number: 5504681
    Abstract: A mass air flow sensor is calibrated by exposing it to known air flow and measuring the input and output voltage to a calibratable output stage. In the absence of air flow, the output stage is then calibrated to produce a desired output voltage in response to an application of the measured input voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventor: James M. Sherman
  • Patent number: 5493892
    Abstract: A method for calibrating the response time of a mass air flow sensor in which the sensors bridge offset voltage is measured and the constant C.sub.I is calculated from the initial value of the bridge offset voltage. C.sub.I is a constant of the heated resistor's resistance in the equation RH=C+(1/I.sub.H) C.sub.I. The response time of the mass air flow sensor is a function of C.sub.I. A bridge offset voltage required to give C.sub.I a desired value is calculated. A pair of biasing resistors are trimmed while monitoring the value of the bridge offset voltage until the monitored value of the bridge offset voltage is equal to the desired value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventor: James M. Sherman