Patents by Inventor Kenneth Lenz

Kenneth Lenz 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: 10250337
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method including receiving, via a bridge system including a first adapter and a second adapter, a service set identifier and a password of a capture device and discovering the capture device via the first adapter and the second adapter of the bridge system. Based on a comparison of a first signal-to-noise ratio between the first adapter and the capture device with a second signal-to-noise ratio between the second adapter and the capture device, the method includes assigning one of the first adapter and the second adapter as a host adapter in the bridge system to communicate with the capture device, transmitting, from the host adapter, a signal to the capture device to prioritize a frequency band to use for communication with the bridge system, receiving, via the frequency band, IP packets from the capture device at the host adapter and forwarding the IP packets from the bridge system to a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Craig Tobias, Mark Gottlieb, Karl Kenneth Lenz
  • Patent number: 9729253
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system including an underwater housing having an underwater wireless module communicating with a camera, an above-water wireless module configured in a floating above-water housing, the underwater wireless module communicating with the above-water wireless module via a tether and a tether extension and retraction device that extends and retracts the tether. The above-water wireless module can be configured on a boat or a separate floating housing. The underwater module receives a first wireless signal from the media capture device capturing images to yield a first signal. The underwater module in the extended system transmits the first signal via the tether to the above-water module and the above-water module in the extended system transmits the first signal to yield a second wireless signal, wherein a mobile device can receive the second wireless signal and display the images or video captured from the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Wahoo Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Craig Tobias, Mark Gottlieb, Karl Kenneth Lenz
  • Publication number: 20070005461
    Abstract: The business tax organizing method and system provides a web page for interactive online communication with a user/prospective client. A business entity type of the user is identified. Then the user is interviewed about business tax issues related to the identified business entity type. User responses and related calculations are stored in a backend database. The responses and calculations are organized into a tax preparation input file which, when directed by a client who has finished responses and has signed on to a tax preparation service, is transmitted to a tax preparer for preparing a business tax return.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventor: Kenneth Lenz
  • Patent number: 5394662
    Abstract: A loading dock shelter having a resilient and flexible seal assembly is provided for forming a substantially air-tight seal between the dock opening and the truck. The seal assembly comprises a support or panel member which is adapted to attach to the loading dock frame and to support a seal member. The seal member has a substantially hook-shaped cross-section adapted to hookedly engage the incoming truck and is capable of resiliently flexing between a hook-shaped cross-section in the disengaged position and a substantially straight cross-section in the sealing position in response to the truck. The hook-shaped cross section permits the seal member to sealably engage the interior wall of the truck, and, in the alternative, will seal against the peripheral edge of the truck, or the exterior wall of the truck depending on the size and position of the truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1995
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Corporation
    Inventors: Jon Giuliani, William Triervieler, David J. Hoffmann, Thomas J. Boffeli, Thomas J. Medley, Robert Frommelt, Kenneth Lenz, Thomas E. Duccini
  • Patent number: 4885881
    Abstract: A bottom seal for an L-shaped dock shelter pad is tapered upwardly in the general form of a pyramid and is positioned in tight-fitting relation to the inner corner of the L-pad. The sloped upper surface of the bottom seals's compressible, resilient core and covered with a flexible, water-repellent, wear resistant material, while its bottom surface is covered with mesh material which allows for drainage/drying of the pad core and allows it to "breathe". The top corner of the bottom seal is coupled to the L-pad's inner corner to prevent sagging of the bottom seal, while one of its lower corners is also coupled to the L-pad's inner corner to maintain intimate contact between pad and seal even when engaged and compressed by a vehicle. The sloped upper surfaces of the bottom seal prevent debris from collecting within the L-pad while its upwardly tapered shape allows the bottom seal to fill the entire gap between the L-pad and adjacent wall regardless of the extent to which the L-pad is deflected or bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Assignee: Frommelt Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Lenz
  • Patent number: 4873800
    Abstract: A loading dock seal includes a pair of facing sealing members attached to respective opposed edges of a wall which define a portion of an opening therein. Each sealing member includes a plurality of nonlinear, flexible, resilient leaf springs each inserted within a respective pocket of an outer fabric cover in a spaced manner along the length of the sealing member and oriented generally horizontally. Each leaf spring is mounted to an edge of the wall defining a side of the opening therein and extends outward from the wall and away from the aperture in the wall. Each of the sealing members further includes a generally vertically oriented stabilizer bar extending substantially its entire length. A handle located on an inner surface of each of the sealing members allows the flexible sealing member to be pulled inwardly toward the center of the aperture whereupon the leaf springs engage an aft edge of a lateral panel of the vehicle in position in front of the opening in the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Assignee: Frommelt Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Frommelt, Kenneth Lenz
  • Patent number: 4799341
    Abstract: A loading dock shelter seal includes a head and a pair of opposed side pads disposed about a door opening in a wall. Each pad is comprised of an elongated, linear foam core and an outer flexible cover, with the head and side pads having complementary beveled end portions arranged in abutting end-to-end contact. Each of the pads is angled inwardly toward the center of the door opening in the wall which allows for outward deformation of the pads upon engagement with a truck using the loading dock, whereupon an outer angled portion of each of the pads is deformed outwardly in a bulging manner so as to enclose the periphery of the truck while an inner angled pad portion remains in sealed engagement with the top and side aft edges of the truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Assignee: Frommelt Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Frommelt, Kenneth Lenz