Patents by Inventor Michael A. Franey

Michael A. Franey 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: 4942616
    Abstract: Apparatus for use by a broker including a memory for holding a number of market prices each corresponding to a security or a commodity. A speech synthesizer provides that prices may be quoted to customers in a synthesized human voice. A telephone interface connects outside calls to a DTMF transceiver which is in turn connected to a programmed microprocessor unit so that a caller may key in instructions or information. Instructions for price quotations result in the price for the selected security or commodity being reported to the caller in a synthesized human voice. The apparatus is also capable of monitoring price triggers and reporting violations of price triggers by calling a predetermined telephone number and reporting the violation in a synthesized human voice. Also, price requests are logged and the unit is responsive to an instruction keyed in by a broker through his telephone to report the contents of the log over the telephone in a synthesized human voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Inventors: Thomas Linstroth, Michael A. Franey, George C. Idzorek