Patents by Inventor Michael J. Pollio

Michael J. Pollio 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: 20090037275
    Abstract: A bank or credit card issuing authority provided consolidated membership/rewards card has standard credit card features including cardholder's name, card number, expiration date, secret code and a permanently coded permanent magnetic strip. The card has a programmable second magnetic strip with inductors directly below the strip energized by a CPU in the card recording a merchant provided loyalty or discount number. The cardholder selects a merchant from a list displayed card screen by pressing up and down buttons and a ‘go’ button to program the second magnetic strip. A USB connector associated with the card is used for uploading merchant data from a personal computer and transmitting the card discount number to a USB enabled cash register. The cash register provides eligible discounts for purchases upon receipt of the card discount number by swiping the second magnetic strip or by establishing USB connectivity. Payment is made using the permanent magnetic strip of the card or by other payment means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Michael J. Pollio
  • Publication number: 20080257898
    Abstract: A drinking vessel for dieters keeps track of water consumed during a 24-hour period using liquid level markers for 4, 8, 16 or 24 ounce water consumption. The vessel is preferably a glass having an integrally attached T cross section ring over which is moved a rider carrying a marker that points to an indicia on the glass outer surface The rider has a V shaped projection that engages with one of a plurality of notches present on the upper surface of the T cross section ring. Engagement between the rider and the V shaped projection is secured by a spring within the rider, preventing accidental displacement thereof. The user drinks water, pushes the rider upwards to clear the projection of the rider from the notch of the ring, and advances the rider according to volume of water consumed. The position of rider tracks the volume of water consumed during a 24-hour period. The rider may be removed and replaced after cleaning the drinking glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Michael J. Pollio
  • Patent number: 5924627
    Abstract: A packaging blank is scored with several substantially parallel laterally spaced apart score lines adjacent the intended location of a rounded edge on the container produced from the blank. The score lines are formed on the inside surface of the blank which places the score lines inside the container formed from the blank. When the blank is bent into shape at the rounded edges, a portion of the total deflection is absorbed by each score line whereby the resulting container edge is a gradual curve rather than a single sharp crease. Placing the score lines on the inside of the formed container results in opposing faces of the container being planar and parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Philip Morris Incorporated
    Inventors: Duane C. Wilder, Michael J. Pollio