Patents by Inventor Jesse L. Dorogusker

Jesse L. Dorogusker 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: 6956497
    Abstract: An intentional presence system in accordance with the present invention includes a transmitting device at a first physical location that is responsive to a command intentionally initiated by a first individual at the first physical location to develop a presence signal intended for a second individual at a second physical location. The intentional presence system further includes a receiving device located at the second physical location which is receptive to the presence signal and which is operative to generate an indication to the second individual of the first individual's presence with respect to the transmitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Vulcan Patents LLC
    Inventors: Debby Hindus, Elaine Brechin, Jesse L. Dorogusker, Anna E. Hagstrom, Scott D. Mainwaring, Oliver Bayley, Sigrid Moeslinger, Colin Burns, Donald C. Jackson, Steve Guilhamet, Brian J. Fogg, Sean M. White
  • Patent number: 6540141
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a variety of methods and systems for providing computer/human interfaces. According to one method, the user interfaces with an electronic device such as a computer system by engaging a sensor with desired regions of an encoded physical medium. The encoded physical medium is preferably chosen to provide intuitive meaning to the user, and is thus an improved metaphor for interfacing with the computer system. Suitable examples of the encoded physical medium include a data-linked book magazine, globe, or article of clothing. Some or all of the selected regions have had certain information encoded therein, information suitable for interfacing and controlling the computer system. When the user engages the sensor with a region having a certain encoded information, the certain encoded information is interpreted and an appropriate action taken. For example, the sensor or the computer system may provide suitable feedback to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Interval Research Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Dougherty, S. Joy Mountford, Jesse L. Dorogusker, James H. Boyden, Philip A. van Allen, Daniel E. Cummings, Brygg A. Ullmer
  • Patent number: 6518950
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a variety of methods and systems for providing computer/human interfaces. According to one method, the user interfaces with an electronic device such as a computer system by engaging a sensor with desired regions of an encoded physical medium. The encoded physical medium is preferably chosen to provide intuitive meaning to the user, and is thus an improved metaphor for interfacing with the computer system. Suitable examples of the encoded physical medium include a data-linked book, magazine, globe, or article of clothing. Some or all of the selected regions have had certain information encoded therein, information suitable for interfacing and controlling the computer system. When the user engages the sensor with a region having certain encoded information, the certain encoded information is interpreted and an appropriate action taken. For example, the sensor or the computer system may provide suitable feedback to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Interval Research Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Dougherty, S. Joy Mountford, Jesse L. Dorogusker, James H. Boyden, Brygg A. Ullmer
  • Patent number: 6439459
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a variety of methods and systems for providing computer/human interfaces. According to one method, the user interfaces with an electronic device such as a computer system by engaging a sensor with desired regions of an encoded physical medium. The encoded physical medium is preferably chosen to provide intuitive meaning to the user, and is thus an improved metaphor for interfacing with the computer system. Suitable examples of the encoded physical medium include a data-linked book, magazine, globe, or article of clothing. Some or all of the selected regions have had certain information encoded therein, information suitable for interfacing and controlling the computer system. When the user engages the sensor with a region having certain encoded information, the certain encoded information is interpreted and an appropriate action taken. For example, the sensor or the computer system may provide suitable feedback to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Interval Research Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Dougherty, S. Joy Mountford, Jesse L. Dorogusker, James H. Boyden, Philip A. van Allen, Daniel E. Cummings, Brygg A. Ullmer
  • Patent number: 6164541
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a variety of methods and systems for providing computer/human interfaces. According to one method, the user interfaces with an electronic device such as a computer system by engaging a sensor with desired regions of an encoded physical medium. The encoded physical medium is preferably chosen to provide intuitive meaning to the user, and is thus an improved metaphor for interfacing with the computer system. Suitable examples of the encoded physical medium include a data-linked book, magazine, globe, or article of clothing. Some or all of the selected regions have had certain information encoded therein, information suitable for interfacing and controlling the computer system. When the user engages the sensor with a region having certain encoded information, the certain encoded information is interpreted and an appropriate action taken. For example, the sensor or the computer system may provide suitable feedback to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Interval Research Group
    Inventors: Thomas J. Dougherty, S. Joy Mountford, Jesse L. Dorogusker, James H. Boyden, Philip A. van Allen, Daniel E. Cummings, Brygg A. Ullmer
  • Patent number: 6076734
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a variety of methods and systems for providing computer/human interfaces. According to one method, the user interfaces with an electronic device such as a computer system by engaging a sensor with desired regions of an encoded physical medium. The encoded physical medium is preferably chosen to provide intuitive meaning to the user, and is thus an improved metaphor for interfacing with the computer system. Suitable examples of the encoded physical medium include a data-linked book, magazine, globe, or article of clothing. Some or all of the selected regions have had certain information encoded therein, information suitable for interfacing and controlling the computer system. When the user engages the sensor with a region having certain encoded information, the certain encoded information is interpreted and an appropriate action taken. For example, the sensor or the computer system may provide suitable feedback to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Interval Research Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Dougherty, S. Joy Mountford, Jesse L. Dorogusker, James H. Boyden, Philip A. van Allen, Daniel E. Cummings, Brygg A. Ullmer