Patents by Inventor Larry K. Hooks

Larry K. Hooks 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: 20190298576
    Abstract: Devices and systems disclosed herein may include a negative pressure pump that includes a reservoir defining a lumen and a longitudinal axis, a piston, and a drive assembly comprising a spring. Motion of the spring may move the piston along the longitudinal axis of the reservoir to create a negative pressure within the reservoir. Methods of manufacturing a negative pressure pump and using a negative pressure pump to remove fluid from a target site are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Eric HASSENPFLUG, John BARTHOLOMEW, Steven MADLAND, David HOLLEY, John P. TALLARICO, Larry K. HOOKS, JR., Corrie BENNISON, William G. ATTERBURY, Michael Scott ULRICH, Russell KITTEL, Jeffrey L. ELLIS, Thomas HAUBERT
  • Patent number: 9697404
    Abstract: A system and method is provided wherein a device can be reprogrammed utilizing one or more programming symbols. A device subject to reprogramming can be a portable device. In one embodiment a device subject to reprogramming can be a portable symbol reading device capable of reading programming symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Soule, III, Guy H. Berthiaume, Aldo Mario Caballero, Brian V. Conti, Jeffrey Dean Harper, Larry K. Hooks, Adam Edward Meggitt, James T. Sauerwein, Daniel D. Yeakley
  • Publication number: 20160232392
    Abstract: A system and method is provided wherein a device can be reprogrammed utilizing one or more programming symbols. A device subject to reprogramming can be a portable device. In one embodiment a device subject to reprogramming can be a portable symbol reading device capable of reading programming symbols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Robert M. Soule, III, Guy H. Berthiaume, Aldo Mario Caballero, Brian V. Conti, Jeffrey Dean Harper, Larry K. Hooks, Adam Edward Meggitt, James T. Sauerwein, Daniel D. Yeakley
  • Patent number: 9262664
    Abstract: A system and method is provided wherein a device can be reprogrammed utilizing one or more programming symbols. A device subject to reprogramming can be a portable device. In one embodiment a device subject to reprogramming can be a portable symbol reading device capable of reading programming symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Soule, III, Guy H. Berthiaume, Aldo Mario Caballero, Brian V. Conti, Jeffrey Dean Harper, Larry K. Hooks, Adam Edward Meggitt, James T. Sauerwein, Daniel D. Yeakley
  • Publication number: 20150248572
    Abstract: A system and method is provided wherein a device can be reprogrammed utilizing one or more programming symbols. A device subject to reprogramming can be a portable device. In one embodiment a device subject to reprogramming can be a portable symbol reading device capable of reading programming symbols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Robert M. Soule, III, Guy H. Berthiaume, Aldo Mario Caballero, Brian V. Conti, Jeffrey Dean Harper, Larry K. Hooks, Adam Edward Meggitt, James T. Sauerwein, Daniel D. Yeakley
  • Patent number: 8985457
    Abstract: A system and method is provided wherein a device can be reprogrammed utilizing one or more programming symbols. A device subject to reprogramming can be a portable device. In one embodiment a device subject to reprogramming can be a portable symbol reading device capable of reading programming symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Soule, III, Guy H. Berthiaume, Aldo Mario Caballero, Brian V. Conti, Jeffrey Dean Harper, Larry K. Hooks, Adam Edward Meggitt, James T. Sauerwein, Daniel D. Yeakley
  • Patent number: 8684227
    Abstract: A merchandise display hook for displaying items of merchandise includes a support rod and a helix disposed about the support rod and extending along at least a lengthwise portion of the support rod. The support rod includes mounting structure for mounting the display hook to a display fixture and has a first end adjacent the mounting structure and a second end opposite the first end adjacent the helix for loading the items of merchandise onto the support rod and for dispensing the items of merchandise from the support rod. The merchandise display hook further includes a time delay mechanism attached to the helix adjacent the second end of the support rod so as to define a space therebetween for loading and dispensing the items of merchandise. The time delay mechanism includes a gear assembly configured for permitting the items of merchandise to be loaded onto the support rod at a rate that is faster than the rate at which the items of merchandise can be dispensed from the support rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Justin A. Richardson, David N. Berglund, Larry K. Hooks, Gregory C. Schultz
  • Patent number: 8674833
    Abstract: A sensor is provided for displaying an item of merchandise on a display stand. The sensor includes a bottom portion having a recess formed therein and a top portion movably disposed on the bottom portion and adapted for attaching the item of merchandise to the sensor. A power connector is configured to be received within the recess formed in the bottom portion and retained therein when the top portion is aligned with and secured to the bottom portion such that the power connector cannot be removed from the sensor. The sensor may further include an optional anti-rotation bracket for preventing an unauthorized person from rotating the merchandise relative to the sensor and thereby detaching the item of merchandise from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Johnston, Larry K. Hooks, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140008430
    Abstract: A system and method is provided wherein a device can be reprogrammed utilizing one or more programming symbols. A device subject to reprogramming can be a portable device. In one embodiment a device subject to reprogramming can be a portable symbol reading device capable of reading programming symbols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Soule, III, Guy H. Berthiaume, Aldo Mario Caballero, Brian V. Conti, Jeffrey Dean Harper, Larry K. Hooks, Adam Edward Meggitt, James T. Sauerwein, Daniel D. Yeakley
  • Patent number: 8528821
    Abstract: A system and method is provided wherein a device can be reprogrammed utilizing one or more programming symbols. A device subject to reprogramming can be a portable device. In one embodiment a device subject to reprogramming can be a portable symbol reading device capable of reading programming symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Soule, III, Guy H. Berthiaume, Aldo Mario Caballero, Brian V. Conti, Jeffrey Dean Harper, Larry K. Hooks, Adam Edward Meggitt, James T. Sauerwein, Jr., Daniel D. Yeakley
  • Publication number: 20120248197
    Abstract: A system and method is provided wherein a device can be reprogrammed utilizing one or more programming symbols. A device subject to reprogramming can be a portable device. In one embodiment a device subject to reprogramming can be a portable symbol reading device capable of reading programming symbols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert M. Soule, III, Daniel D. Yeakley, Aldo Mario Caballero, James T. Sauerwein, Guy H. Berthiaume, Jeffrey Dean Harper, Adam E. Meggitt, Larry K. Hooks, JR., Brian V. Conti
  • Publication number: 20120192600
    Abstract: A sensor is provided for displaying an item of merchandise on a display stand. The sensor includes a bottom portion having a recess formed therein and a top portion movably disposed on the bottom portion and adapted for attaching the item of merchandise to the sensor. A power connector is configured to be received within the recess formed in the bottom portion and retained therein when the top portion is aligned with and secured to the bottom portion such that the power connector cannot be removed from the sensor. The sensor may further include an optional anti-rotation bracket for preventing an unauthorized person from rotating the merchandise relative to the sensor and thereby detaching the item of merchandise from the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: INVUE SECURITY PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Michael R. Johnston, Larry K. Hooks, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120188082
    Abstract: A merchandise display security device for displaying and protecting an article of merchandise includes a mounting element adapted to be mounted on a support surface with the mounting element defining an opening over a hole formed through the support surface. A base having a cable collection tube is configured to be received within the opening of the mounting element and passed through the hole to a location beneath the support surface. The base is releasably attached to the mounting element so that the base can be detached from the mounting element and the collection tube passed through the hole to provide access to the collection tube above the support surface. The collection tube may be movably disposed on the base so that the cable collection tube can be positioned at any desired angular location beneath the support surface relative to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: David N. Berglund, Larry K. Hooks, JR., John F. Roberts, Michael R. Johnston
  • Patent number: 8196832
    Abstract: A system and method is provided wherein a device can be reprogrammed utilizing one or more programming symbols. A device subject to reprogramming can be a portable device. In one embodiment a device subject to reprogramming can be a portable symbol reading device capable of reading programming symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Soule, III, Guy H. Berthiaume, Aldo Mario Caballero, Brian V. Conti, Jeffrey Dean Harper, Larry K. Hooks, Adam Edward Meggitt, James T. Sauerwein, Jr., Daniel D. Yeakley
  • Patent number: 8181929
    Abstract: A display stand for displaying an article of merchandise includes a base defining an outer periphery and means for dispensing and collecting a helical cable attached to the article of merchandise. The means for dispensing and collecting supports and guides the helical cable along the outer periphery of the base between a retracted length and an extracted length. The dispensing and collecting means may include at least one wheel disposed on the outer periphery of the base. The dispensing and collecting means may include at least one roller disposed on the outer periphery of the base. The dispensing and collecting means may include a low-friction surface disposed on the outer periphery of the base. The dispensing and collecting means may include a scalloped surface disposed on the outer periphery of the base. The display stand may further include a collection tube for delivering the helical cable to the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: InVue Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Fawcett, Larry K. Hooks, Jr., Mitchell S. Goldstein
  • Publication number: 20110127225
    Abstract: A merchandise display hook for displaying items of merchandise includes a support rod and a helix disposed about the support rod and extending along at least a lengthwise portion of the support rod. The support rod includes mounting structure for mounting the display hook to a display fixture and has a first end adjacent the mounting structure and a second end opposite the first end adjacent the helix for loading the items of merchandise onto the support rod and for dispensing the items of merchandise from the support rod. The merchandise display hook further includes a time delay mechanism attached to the helix adjacent the second end of the support rod so as to define a space therebetween for loading and dispensing the items of merchandise. The time delay mechanism includes a gear assembly configured for permitting the items of merchandise to be loaded onto the support rod at a rate that is faster than the rate at which the items of merchandise can be dispensed from the support rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Larry K. Hooks, JR., Gregory C. Schultz, Justin A. Richardson, David N. Berglund
  • Publication number: 20100176945
    Abstract: A sensor for a merchandise security system for displaying an article of merchandise includes a sensor housing, a detachable carriage releasably attached to the sensor housing, and an alarm for indicating when the article of merchandise is displaced from the detachable carriage or when the detachable carriage is detached from the sensor housing. The detachable carriage includes a carrier having a fastener for attaching the article of merchandise to the detachable carriage and a switch that is movable between an extended position and a retracted position when the article of merchandise is attached to the detachable carriage. The sensor housing includes a contact plate for biasing the switch in the extended position and an electrical contact for completing an electrical circuit with the alarm when the detachable carriage is attached to the sensor housing. The carrier is slidable within the detachable carriage for positioning the article of merchandise relative to the sensor housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: INVUE SECURITY PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Larry K. Hooks, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090173868
    Abstract: A display stand for displaying an article of merchandise includes a base defining an outer periphery and means for dispensing and collecting a helical cable attached to the article of merchandise. The means for dispensing and collecting supports and guides the helical cable along the outer periphery of the base between a retracted length and an extracted length. The dispensing and collecting means may include at least one wheel disposed on the outer periphery of the base. The dispensing and collecting means may include at least one roller disposed on the outer periphery of the base. The dispensing and collecting means may include a low-friction surface disposed on the outer periphery of the base. The dispensing and collecting means may include a scalloped surface disposed on the outer periphery of the base. The display stand may further include a collection tube for delivering the helical cable to the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: InVue Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Fawcett, Larry K. Hooks, JR., Mitchell S. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 7446753
    Abstract: The invention is a hand held computer device having a housing including a top or upper surface, a lower surface and finger saddle ridge protruding downwardly from the lower surface. The finger saddle ridge has two finger receiving surfaces and is sized to accommodate a pair of human fingers such that a first finger contacts the front surface of the finger saddle and a second finger contacts the rear surface of the finger saddle. When an operator's fingers straddle the finger saddle ridge, the hand held computer device pivots about a pivot point defined between the fingers. The device can thus be readily maneuvered into a downward pivoting position, highly useful for decoding bar codes, and an upward pivoting position, highly useful for display viewing and applications involving display viewing such as web browsing and data input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy R. Fitch, Larry K. Hooks, Jr., Brian V. Conti, Brian Dobeck
  • Patent number: D599798
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy R. Fitch, Larry K. Hooks, Jr., Brian V. Conti