Patents by Inventor Jonathan P. Ruppert

Jonathan P. Ruppert 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: 6236969
    Abstract: A wearable communication apparatus is in the form of a self-contained telephone headset that includes an integral antenna, stand-alone power supply and on-board electronics and circuitry for RF and I/R communication. The headset includes a mouthpiece that is rotatably mounted to a central housing that contains the bulk of the apparatus electronics. The mouthpiece includes an ear speaker and microphone, as well as the rechargeable power supply. The rotating end of the mouthpiece includes an array of electrical contacts that are configured to contact a complementary contact array on the central housing. The electrical contacts provide for the communication of electrical power and information between the mouthpiece and its components and the central housing and its components. The headset can be activated by rotation of the mouthpiece into its operative position and deactivated by rotation out of this position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Ruppert, Thomas M. Hintz, Kathleen M. Hintz
  • Patent number: 5424524
    Abstract: A personal bar code scanning device for aiding shoppers in keeping track of their expenditures and speeding the process of check-out and taking advantage of coupons. A microprocessor coupled to a bar code reader, a communication port, an audible feedback device and a touchscreen or light pen and display combination carrys out bar code scanning in a store as a shopper shops. The user selects a shopping list from a collection of one or more shopping lists or creates a new list from a database or by spelling out the items to purchase on a keyboard. The user then downloads the store's current price list by modem or by connecting to the store computer when the store is entered. When the shopper wishes to purchase an item, the personal bar code scanning device is placed adjacent to the bar code on the package of the item and the user presses a button to scan the bar code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Ruppert, Ronald C. Fish
  • Patent number: D700026
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan P. Ruppert