Patents by Inventor Michael Klicpera

Michael Klicpera 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: 9266136
    Abstract: The present invention is a display apparatus for affixation to shower head, bath or sink faucet water supply piping or incorporated within a shower, or bath or faucet head. The display apparatus includes a power generation, CPU or microprocessor, temperature sensor and/or water flow sensors, timing circuits, and audio or verbal communication means and a display means. The present invention can position some components remotely from other components that communicate by wired or wireless means. The communication means is designed 1) to detect and respond to audio signals or verbal instructions or commands and/or 2) annunciate audio signals or verbal messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Klicpera
  • Patent number: 9254499
    Abstract: The present invention is a display apparatus for affixation to a shower or bath water supply piping or incorporated within a shower, or bath or faucet head, in an aesthetically pleasing format and comprised of fabrication materials e.g., a polymeric or metallic bases with chrome, brass white or colored finishes or combination of these finishes and materials of construction. The display apparatus includes a power generation, CPU or microprocessor, temperature sensor and/or water flow sensors, timing circuits and a display means. The display means can be an analog or digital display or combination of display means. Ergonomically placed buttons can be incorporated into the display means to change parameter units (e.g. metric to US), set alarm conditions (e.g. temperature over set point, time past a set point, flow rate set points). The display means must be able to provide sufficient lighting in shower conditions. In addition, the display means must be able to sustain capability in moist wet conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Klicpera
  • Patent number: 9061307
    Abstract: The present invention is a display apparatus for affixation to a shower or bath water supply piping or incorporated within a shower, or bath or faucet head, in an aesthetically pleasing format and comprised of fabrication materials e.g., a polymeric or metallic bases with chrome, brass white or colored finishes or combination of these finishes and materials of construction. The display apparatus includes a power generation, CPU or microprocessor, temperature sensor and/or water flow sensors, timing circuits and a display means. The present invention can include a remotely located wireless receiver apparatus. Ergonomically placed buttons can be incorporated into the display means to change parameter units (e.g. metric to US), set alarm conditions (e.g. temperature over set point, time past a set point, flow rate set points). The display means must be able to provide sufficient lighting in shower conditions. In addition, the display means must be able to sustain capability in moist wet conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Klicpera, Alvis Somerville
  • Patent number: 8893320
    Abstract: The present invention is a display apparatus for affixation to a shower or bath water supply piping or incorporated within a shower, or bath or faucet head that has an authorization means for activating water flow. In a second embodiment, the present invention comprises a dispensing apparatus that has authorization means for activating and/or deactivating water flow. The display and dispensing apparatuses include a power generation, a microprocessor, water flow sensors, timing circuits and a display means and optional wireless communication technology and optional temperature sensors. The display means can be an analog or digital display or combination of display means. The authorization means can comprise a key pad located as soft keys on the display apparatus, a remote key pad, an identification or electronic card means, a bar code or RFTD means, or a biometric means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Klicpera
  • Patent number: 8887324
    Abstract: The present invention is a water use and/or a water energy use monitoring apparatus that is affixed to the hot and cold water supply piping for continuously (or on demand) monitoring displaying the water and water energy (hot vs. ambient) use within a residential or commercial building. A first wire or wireless means is incorporated to communicate with a remote display for viewing by the owner of a commercial building or occupier/resident of a home. A second optional wire or wireless means can be incorporated that can be monitored by civil, commercial, governmental or municipal operators or agencies, using a remote display and/or recorder means or by a secure wire or wireless communication network (e.g. cell phone technology communication means). A third wireless means communicates water parameter data utilizing typical cell tower technology and/or mesh network technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Klicpera
  • Publication number: 20140277841
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a motorized luggage container, luggage bag, or luggage rack apparatus that has a wired or wireless control for controlling the movement of the device. The motorized luggage container, luggage bag, or luggage rack apparatus includes a plurality of wheels, of which one or more of the wheels are engaged to a motor, preferably electric in design, and one or more of the wheels also include a steering mechanism. The motorized luggage container, luggage bag, or luggage rack also includes a power supply, such as one or more batteries, and electrical circuitry for communicating with the wired or wireless control. In the wire control, a tether line is held by the individual for controlling the motorized present invention. In the wireless design, the individual holds, pockets, or otherwise maintains a wireless remote for which the motorized luggage follows from a specified distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Elizabeth Klicpera, Michael Klicpera
  • Patent number: 8347427
    Abstract: A water use and/or a water energy use monitoring apparatus that is affixed to the hot and cold main water supply piping for continuously (or on demand) monitoring and displaying the water use within a residential or commercial building. A first wire or wireless communication is incorporated to electronically communicate with a remote display for viewing by the owner of a commercial building or occupier/resident of a home. A second optional wire or wireless communication can be incorporated that can be monitored by civil, commercial, governmental or municipal operators or agencies, using a remote display and/or recorder or by a secure wire or wireless communication network (e.g. cell phone communication technology). A third wireless communication can be incorporated to electronically communicate water parameter data utilizing typical cell tower technology and/or mesh network technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Klicpera
  • Publication number: 20120273069
    Abstract: The present invention is a water damage prevention system that has a residential or industrial/commercial facility water supply interruption system. The system is comprised of a remotely controllable base station with shut-off/on mechanism that is in wireless or wired communication with a convenient controller. The base station with shut-off/on mechanism is interposed within a water line from a water main to the living or operating quarters portion of a residential or a industrial/commercial facility or building, such that activation of the base station with shut-off/on valve operates to prevent flow of water from the water main to the living quarters when the residential home or industrial/commercial facility or building is vacated or unsupervised. In this manner, damage to the living quarters or the industrial/commercial facility or building from failure of water pipes running through the living or working quarters is prevented during times that the shut-off mechanism is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Klicpera, David Llorente
  • Publication number: 20120234409
    Abstract: The present invention is a display apparatus for affixation to a shower or bath water supply piping or incorporated within a shower, or bath or faucet head that has an authorization means for activating water flow. In a second embodiment, the present invention comprises a dispensing apparatus that has authorization means for activating and/or deactivating water flow. The display and dispensing apparatuses include a power generation, a microprocessor, water flow sensors, timing circuits and a display means and optional wireless communication technology and optional temperature sensors. The display means can be an analog or digital display or combination of display means. The authorization means can comprise a key pad located as soft keys on the display apparatus, a remote key pad, an identification or electronic card means, a bar code or RFTD means, or a biometric means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Klicpera
  • Publication number: 20110303310
    Abstract: The present invention is a water use and/or a water energy use monitoring apparatus that is affixed to the hot and cold water supply piping for continuously (or on demand) monitoring displaying the water and water energy (hot vs. ambient) use within a residential or commercial building. A first wire or wireless means is incorporated to communicate with a remote display for viewing by the owner of a commercial building or occupier/resident of a home. A second optional wire or wireless means can be incorporated that can be monitored by civil, commercial, governmental or municipal operators or agencies, using a remote display and/or recorder means or by a secure wire or wireless communication network (e.g. cell phone technology communication means). A third wireless means communicates water parameter data utilizing typical cell tower technology and/or mesh network technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Klicpera
  • Publication number: 20110303311
    Abstract: The present invention is a water use and/or a water energy use monitoring apparatus that is affixed to the hot and cold water supply piping for continuously (or on demand) monitoring displaying the water and water energy (hot vs. ambient) use within a residential or commercial building. A first wire or wireless means is incorporated to communicate with a remote display for viewing by the owner of a commercial building or occupier/resident of a home. A second optional wire or wireless means can be incorporated that can be monitored by civil, commercial, governmental or municipal operators or agencies, using a remote display and/or recorder means or by a secure wire or wireless communication network (e.g. cell phone technology communication means). A third wireless means communicates water parameter data utilizing typical cell tower technology and/or mesh network technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Klicpera
  • Publication number: 20110186154
    Abstract: The present invention is a display apparatus for attaching to or incorporating within a kitchen, bathroom, bath or other sink faucet. The display apparatus includes a power generation, CPU or microprocessor, temperature sensor and/or water flow sensors and timing circuits with optional audio or verbal communication means. The present invention can position some components remotely from other components that communicate by wired or wireless means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Klicpera
  • Publication number: 20110160647
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to active drug eluting angioplasty balloon which utilizes ultrasonic energy to facilitate the release of the bioactive drug thereby avoids many of the drawbacks of prior art drug eluting devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Ross Tsukashima, Don Shin, Eugene Jung, Michael Klicpera
  • Publication number: 20110068192
    Abstract: The present invention is a display apparatus for affixation to a shower or bath water supply piping or incorporated within a shower, or bath or faucet head, in an aesthetically pleasing format and comprised of fabrication materials e.g., a polymeric or metallic bases with chrome, brass white or colored finishes or combination of these finishes and materials of construction. The display apparatus includes a power generation, CPU or microprocessor, temperature sensor and/or water flow sensors, timing circuits and a display means. In the embodiment defined by the attached shower display apparatus, know piping joint technology will be used for installation into both new and presently installed shower systems. In the embodiment defined by the display means incorporate into the shower head the shower head/display assembly can also be installed in both new and presently installed shower systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Klicpera
  • Publication number: 20110031331
    Abstract: The present invention is a display apparatus for affixation to shower head, bath or sink faucet water supply piping or incorporated within a shower, or bath or faucet head. The display apparatus includes a power generation, CPU or microprocessor, temperature sensor and/or water flow sensors, timing circuits, and audio or verbal communication means and a display means. The present invention can position some components remotely from other components that communicate by wired or wireless means. The communication means is designed 1) to detect and respond to audio signals or verbal instructions or commands and/or 2) annunciate audio signals or verbal messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Klicpera
  • Publication number: 20090106891
    Abstract: The present invention is a display apparatus for affixation to a shower or bath water supply piping or incorporated within a shower, or bath or faucet head, in an aesthetically pleasing format and comprised of fabrication materials e.g., a polymeric or metallic bases with chrome, brass white or colored finishes or combination of these finishes and materials of construction. The display apparatus includes a power generation, CPU or microprocessor, temperature sensor and/or water flow sensors, timing circuits and a display means. The display means can be an analog or digital display or combination of display means. Ergonomically placed buttons can be incorporated into the display means to change parameter units (e.g. metric to US), set alarm conditions (e.g. temperature over set point, time past a set point, flow rate set points). The display means must be able to provide sufficient lighting in shower conditions. In addition, the display means must be able to sustain capability in moist wet conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Klicpera
  • Publication number: 20070129113
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an alerting/warning apparatus and method associated with a particular cell telephone alerts an individual when said owner of the cell phone is separated by a defined distance from their cell phone. Cell phones are becoming smaller and hence, are being lost more often. The solution to this problem which is a portion of the present invention is to make a pendant or other device that the user carries that triggers an alarm if the distance between the pendant and a cell phone becomes too great. The alerting/warning apparatus consists of a visual and/or auditory means located within the alert device that communicates wirelessly with the particular individual's cell phone, including a transmitting and receiving means to communicate with the particular cell phone. Typical devices, such as key chains, necklaces, or other forms of jewelry or wallet inserts will be employed to incorporate the alert apparatus for the cell phone owner's convenience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Klicpera, Ross Tsukashima, Andy Lakey
  • Publication number: 20060166656
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method which allows the cell phone operator to download traffic information on the operators cell phone display with a minimum of keystrokes. The cell phone can have a option mode, voice activation or a sequence of keystrokes programmed within the cell or mobile phone to facilitate access of the cell or mobile phone to regional traffic information. This is accomplished by the cell or mobile phone service provider procuring traffic information and data from traffic information provided by an entity such as Traffic Pulse. Alternately the cell phone service provider can make internet access to a traffic information provider directly to the operator of the cell phone. Besides having to first access the internet from a cell phone, and then second navigate to a traffic information website, an operator must provide location information, such as current position through zip code, address, or longitudinal and latitudinal coordination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Klicpera, Ross Tsukashima
  • Publication number: 20060116111
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method which allows the cell or mobile phone company or the cell phone user or owner to download voice mail, voice messages, or recorded calls or conversations to the user's or owner's personal e-mail or for delivery by a mail means on a hard disk or chip media in a format that can be used to store and play the voice mail or messages from the individual's computer. The option mode on the cell or mobile phone can be programmed to allow the cell or mobile phone user or owner to download one or more voicemail or message recordings to his or her personal e-mail account. Also, should the number of voice mail or message recordings exceed the number, time, and/or duration storage limit(s) for that particular individual's cell or mobile phone account, the cell or mobile phone company can initiate and complete the downloading of voice mail or messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventor: Michael Klicpera