Patents by Inventor Marvin Winkler

Marvin Winkler 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: 20110167687
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing wind turbine electric generation with advertising or other image patterns for calling the attention of an individual. The wind turbine electric generation may include a wind rotor, a plurality of blades, an image and an electric generator. The image is displayed on at least two of the plurality of blades to generate a dynamic image effect with the rotation of the plurality of blades around a central axis of rotation. The electric generator is coupled to and driven by the wind rotor to generate electricity. The methods may include providing a wind turbine electric generation system and displaying an image on at least two of the plurality of blades to generate a dynamic image effect with the rotation of the plurality of blades around the central axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Marvin Winkler
  • Publication number: 20100167823
    Abstract: Systems and methods for accessing online content during online gaming are disclosed. In one embodiment, online gainers are able to access available online music content while in-game. Player-selected music content may be played and incorporated directly into the online RPG/MMORPG gaming experience. Players desiring to access additional music content to be played while in-game may be directed to a third-party server, from which the desired music content may be selected and/or downloaded. The selected music content may then replace the generic background music to which all other players are limited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: PLANETWIDE GAMES, INC.
    Inventor: Marvin Winkler
  • Publication number: 20100132234
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing wind turbine electric generation with advertising or other image patterns for calling the attention of an individual. The wind turbine electric generation may include a wind rotor, a plurality of blades, an image and an electric generator. The image is displayed on at least two of the plurality of blades to generate a dynamic image effect with the rotation of the plurality of blades around a central axis of rotation. The electric generator is coupled to and driven by the wind rotor to generate electricity. The methods may include providing a wind turbine electric generation system and displaying an image on at least two of the plurality of blades to generate a dynamic image effect with the rotation of the plurality of blades around the central axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Marvin Winkler
  • Publication number: 20100133850
    Abstract: Systems and methods for electric power generation are provided. The systems may include a wind turbine electric generator, a fixture, a battery, a processor, and a power grid. The wind turbine electric generator having a wind rotor, a plurality of blades and an electric generator. An image may be displayed on the blades to generate a dynamic image effect with the rotation of the blades around a central axis of rotation. The electric generator may be coupled to and driven by the wind rotor to generate an electrical current. The processor may be coupled to the wind turbine electric generator, the fixture, the battery, and the grid, and configured to transmit a first fraction of the electrical current to the fixture, transmit a second fraction of the electrical current to the battery, and transmit a third fraction of the electrical current to the grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Marvin Winkler
  • Patent number: 7695369
    Abstract: Systems and methods for accessing online content during online gaming are disclosed. In one embodiment, online gamers are able to access available online music content while in-game. Player-selected music content may be played and incorporated directly into the online RPG/MMORPG gaming experience. Players desiring to access additional music content to be played while in-game may be directed to a third-party server, from which the desired music content may be selected and/or downloaded. The selected music content may then replace the generic background music to which all other players are limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Planetwide Games, Inc.
    Inventor: Marvin Winkler
  • Publication number: 20100078489
    Abstract: Disposable eco-friendly cards formed from a recyclable and/or biodegradable material are provided. The eco-friendly card may include a card body and an identification means. The card body may be formed from a recyclable material, plantable paper material and/or a biodegradable material. The identification means, may be coupled to the card body, for identifying the eco-friendly card and/or the cardholder. The identification means may include a magnetic stripe or a bar code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: Marvin Winkler
  • Publication number: 20090150760
    Abstract: The creation of a personal publication is provided by enabling a user to capture gaming-based media content which is used to populate a page, along with other media and text to create a story or narrative of the actual in-game events. One or more page templates organized into sequential panels may be used to aid in the creation of the story or narrative. A publication, such as a comic book, may then be printed where the publication is comprised of pages based on the aforementioned page template(s) filled with the previously-captured in-game media content, and then augmented with other images, text or graphics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: Planetwide Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Winkler, Ralph E. Seibert
  • Publication number: 20060258419
    Abstract: The creation of a personal publication is provided by enabling a user to capture gaming-based media content which is used to populate a page, along with other media and text to create a story or narrative of the actual in-game events. One or more page templates organized into sequential panels may be used to aid in the creation of the story or narrative. A publication, such as a comic book, may then be printed where the publication is comprised of pages based on the aforementioned page template(s) filled with the previously-captured in-game media content, and then augmented with other images, text or graphics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Applicant: PLANETWIDE GAMES, INC.
    Inventors: Marvin Winkler, Ralph Seibert
  • Publication number: 20060111189
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing online in-game inquires are disclosed. In one embodiment, a consumer-based inquiry may be presented to a player using a variety of inquiry interfaces while the player is participating in an online game. In another embodiment, new players may be given the option of responding to survey questions in lieu of all or a portion of a subscription fee. However, new players may also be given the opportunity to participate in such survey questions in addition to being charged a subscription fee. In yet another embodiment, responses to survey questions are received and stored on a server-side database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventor: Marvin Winkler
  • Publication number: 20060111188
    Abstract: Systems and methods for accessing online content during online gaming are disclosed. In one embodiment, online gamers are able to access available online music content while in-game. Player-selected music content may be played and incorporated directly into the online RPG/MMORPG gaming experience. Players desiring to access additional music content to be played while in-game may be directed to a third-party server, from which the desired music content may be selected and/or downloaded. The selected music content may then replace the generic background music to which all other players are limited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventor: Marvin Winkler
  • Patent number: 5926927
    Abstract: Adjustable slider buckle means for bracing clothing upon the body of a user includes at least one of ratchet biased closure means and the like selectively adjustable mechanisms in complement with a variable width coupling means. Ready adjustability of, for example, a cinch dimension of the waist band of surf shorts is provided--and a process is likewise taught for adjustin the same simply, irrespective of extreme conditions or externalities such as timing or durational constraints or the fact that a user may be partially or fully submerged in an aqueous environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: Marvin Winkler
  • Patent number: D625259
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: WePower, LLC
    Inventors: Marvin Winkler, Howard Makler
  • Patent number: D625260
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: WePower, LLC
    Inventors: Marvin Winkler, Howard Makler
  • Patent number: D625261
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: WePower, LLC
    Inventors: Marvin Winkler, Howard Makler