Patents by Inventor Keith Raniere

Keith Raniere 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: 20090113204
    Abstract: A method for secure communication of a message. The method includes providing a message including a plurality of message packets, providing a nodal network including a plurality of nodes, where nodal operations are capable of execution on the message packets at the nodes, gaining, by a first node of the network, a first message packet, processing the first message packet by the first node, relinquishing the first message packet as processed by the first node, gaining, by any other node of the network, at least one other message packet, processing the other message packet by the other node, relinquishing the other message packet as processed by the other node, receiving, by a message destination node of the network, a first message packet, receiving, by the message destination node, at least a second message packet, and processing the first message packet and the second message packet to provide a reproduced message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: First Principles, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith A. Raniere
  • Publication number: 20090090475
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to partitioning devices and methods for partitioning space. A device is presented comprising: at least one partition body; at least one motility assembly operably adapted to at least one partition body; and at least one interconnect, where the at least one interconnect is used to interchangeably link the at least one partition body in multiple configurations with another partition body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: First Principles, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith A. Raniere
  • Patent number: 7391856
    Abstract: A teleconferencing system for voice and data provides interconnections among user sites via a central station. User stations at user sites each alternate operation between a data mode connecting a user computer and modem to a user telephone communication path and a voice mode connecting a telephony circuit to the communication path. The teleconferencing system is adapted for conducting a voice conference over standard telephone lines while allowing simultaneous viewing of data objects such as slides, graphs, or text. A host computer connected to the central station serves as a central repository for storage and retrieval of data objects for use in teleconferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Raniere, Thomas A Delaney, Steven Danzig, Saul Miodownik
  • Publication number: 20080006315
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to a covering system for athletic courses. A movable framework straddles the athletic course and serves as a support for a cover. Inside, lighting and climate may be controlled. Also, possibly as a training aid or to facilitate competitive events, a timing system and/or PA system may be incorporated. Among the possible athletic courses suitable for covering are running courses, in-line skating courses, cycling courses, etc. The invention also includes a method of operating an outdoor exercise course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventor: Keith A. Raniere
  • Publication number: 20070126855
    Abstract: A teleconferencing system for voice and data provides interconnections among user sites via a central station. User stations at user sites each alternate operation between a data mode connecting a user computer and modem to a user telephone communication path and a voice mode connecting a telephony circuit to the communication path. The teleconferencing system is adapted for conducting a voice conference over standard telephone lines while allowing simultaneous viewing of data objects such as slides, graphs, or text. A host computer connected to the central station serves as a central repository for storage and retrieval of data objects for use in teleconferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Inventors: Keith Raniere, Thomas Delaney, Steven Danzig, Saul Miodownik
  • Patent number: 7215752
    Abstract: A teleconferencing system for voice and data provides interconnections among user sites via a central station. User stations at user sites each alternate operation between a data mode connecting a user computer and modem to a user telephone communication path and a voice mode connecting a telephony circuit to the communication path. The teleconferencing system is adapted for conducting a voice conference over standard telephone lines while allowing simultaneous viewing of data objects such as slides, graphs, or text. A host computer connected to the central station serves as a central repository for storage and retrieval of data objects for use in teleconferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Raniere, Thomas A. Delaney, Steven Danzig, Saul Miodownik
  • Patent number: 7179218
    Abstract: A sleep efficiency monitor and methods for pacing and leading a sleeper through an optimal sleep pattern. Embodiments of the present invention include a physiological characteristic monitor for monitoring the sleep stages of a sleeper, a sensory stimulus generator for generating stimulus to affect the sleep stages of a sleeper, and a processor for determining what sleep stage the sleeper is in and what sensory stimulus is needed to cause the sleeper to move to another sleep stage. A personalized sleep profile may also be established for the sleeper and sleep guided in accordance with the profile parameters to optimize a sleep session. By providing sensory stimulus to a sleeper, the sleeper may be guided through the various sleep stages in an optimal pattern so that the sleeper awakens refreshed even if sleep is disrupted during the night or the sleeper's allotted sleep period is different than usual. Embodiments of the invention also involve calibration of the sleep guidance system to a particular sleeper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: First Priciples, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Raniere
  • Publication number: 20060247096
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a training method and apparatus for improving performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventor: Keith Raniere
  • Publication number: 20060247098
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a training method and apparatus for improving performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventor: Keith Raniere
  • Publication number: 20060106275
    Abstract: A sleep efficiency monitor and methods for pacing and leading a sleeper through an optimal sleep pattern. Embodiments of the present invention include a physiological characteristic monitor for monitoring the sleep stages of a sleeper, a sensory stimulus generator for generating stimulus to affect the sleep stages of a sleeper, and a processor for determining what sleep stage the sleeper is in and what sensory stimulus is needed to cause the sleeper to move to another sleep stage. A personalized sleep profile may also be established for the sleeper and sleep guided in accordance with the profile parameters to optimize a sleep session. By providing sensory stimulus to a sleeper, the sleeper may be guided through the various sleep stages in an optimal pattern so that the sleeper awakens refreshed even if sleep is disrupted during the night or the sleeper's allotted sleep period is different than usual. Embodiments of the invention also involve calibration of the sleep guidance system to a particular sleeper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Inventor: Keith Raniere
  • Patent number: 7041049
    Abstract: A sleep efficiency monitor and methods for pacing and leading a sleeper through an optimal sleep pattern. Embodiments of the present invention include a physiological characteristic monitor for monitoring the sleep stages of a sleeper, a sensory stimulus generator for generating stimulus to affect the sleep stages of a sleeper, and a processor for determining what sleep stage the sleeper is in and what sensory stimulus is needed to cause the sleeper to move to another sleep stage. A personalized sleep profile may also be established for the sleeper and sleep guided in accordance with the profile parameters to optimize a sleep session. By providing sensory stimulus to a sleeper, the sleeper may be guided through the various sleep stages in an optimal pattern so that the sleeper awakens refreshed even if sleep is disrupted during the night or the sleeper's allotted sleep period is different than usual. Embodiments of the invention also involve calibration of the sleep guidance system to a particular sleeper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: First Principles, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Raniere
  • Publication number: 20060052158
    Abstract: A entrance-exchange structure and method of execution thereof, comprising a house and an activity of uncertain outcome (e.g., game of chance, game of skill, etc.) that is entered by a participant (e.g., a participant such as a player). The house pays the participant a takehome in relevant scrip, or cash and relevant scrip, for an activity entered into by the participant, based on betting by the participant. An existing outside vendor may exchange the participant's scrip at a scrip-to-items exchange rate for at least one item provided by the outside vendor. The outside vendor may exchange the relevant scrip with the house for cash at an outside-vendor scrip-to-cash exchange rate. The house may also function as a vendor with whom the participant may exchange relevant scrip for cash at a house-vendor scrip-to-cash exchange rate. The relevant scrip is a virtual currency that may be generated by the entrance-exchange structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventor: Keith Raniere
  • Publication number: 20050026123
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a training method and apparatus for improving performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventor: Keith Raniere
  • Patent number: 6819752
    Abstract: A teleconferencing system for voice and data provides interconnections among user sites via a central station. User stations at user sites each alternate operation between a data mode connecting a user computer and modem to a user telephone communication path and a voice mode connecting a telephony circuit to the communication path. The teleconferencing system is adapted for conducting a voice conference over standard telephone lines while allowing simultaneous viewing of data objects such as slides, graphs, or text. A host computer connected to the central station serves as a central repository for storage and retrieval of data objects for use in teleconferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventors: Keith Raniere, Thomas A. Delaney, Steven Danzig, Saul Miodownik
  • Publication number: 20040210635
    Abstract: A teleconferencing system for voice and data provides interconnections among user sites via a central station. User stations at user sites each alternate operation between a data mode connecting a user computer and modem to a user telephone communication path and a voice mode connecting a telephony circuit to the communication path. The teleconferencing system is adapted for conducting a voice conference over standard telephone lines while allowing simultaneous viewing of data objects such as slides, graphs, or text. A host computer connected to the central station serves as a central repository for storage and retrieval of data objects for use in teleconferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Inventors: Keith Raniere, Thomas A. Delaney, Steven Danzig, Saul Miodownik
  • Publication number: 20040152064
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, questionnaire, and system for evaluating student(s), teacher(s), and a course(s). A participant enters data into a device. A participant is a student or a teacher. The data reflect a response by the participant to at least one item that is presented to the participant. The at least one item relates to at least one session of the course. The at least one session is taught to the participant by a teacher. The data may include teacher data relating to the teacher(s), student data relating to the student(s), course data relating to the course(s), or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventor: Keith A. Raniere
  • Publication number: 20030134674
    Abstract: A entrance-exchange structure and method of execution thereof, comprising a house and an activity of uncertain outcome (e.g., game of chance, game of skill, etc.) that is entered by a participant (e.g., a participant such as a player). The house pays the participant a takehome in relevant scrip, or cash and relevant scrip, for an activity entered into by the participant, based on betting by the participant. An existing outside vendor may exchange the participant's scrip at a scrip-to-items exchange rate for at least one item provided by the outside vendor. The outside vendor may exchange the relevant scrip with the house for cash at an outside-vendor scrip-to-cash exchange rate. The house may also function as a vendor with whom the participant may exchange relevant scrip for cash at a house-vendor scrip-to-cash exchange rate. The relevant scrip is a virtual currency that may be generated by the entrance-exchange structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventor: Keith A. Raniere
  • Patent number: D472033
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: First Principles, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith A. Raniere
  • Patent number: D472034
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: First Principles, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith A. Raniere
  • Patent number: D472363
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: First Principles, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith A. Raniere